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Yarmouth could be a great British decommissioning capital for N …

Yarmouth could be a great British decommissioning capital for N …

Julian Manning, chair of the decommissioning special interest group, called on the East of England industry to harness the opportunities to make Great Yarmouth the decommissioning centre of excellence for the southern North Sea. Great Yarmouth has a golden opportunity to be the world-class centre of excellence for the multi-billion pound decommissioning programme in the southern North Sea and beyond, industry leaders have been told. The town s industry and port is prime to become the decommissioning pioneer for offshore platforms and wells in southern North Sea as well as in similar shallow waters off the Netherlands and Denmark.

Bill Cattanach, head of supply chain at the Aberdeen-based Oil & Gas Authority, sent a message to the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) special decommissioning group that the south Britain fields should be the trial ground for North Sea decommissioning as a whole. If we do this right, we can take it to be world class and be the centre of excellence, not just in the SNS, but for shallow water decommissioning in the Netherlands, Denmark and beyond, Julian Manning, Chairman of EEEGR s decommissioning task force told the group on Mr Cattanach s behalf. The UK SNS is an ideal trialing ground for decommissioning in the sense that it is gas, has easier to handle infrastructure, and much more accessible for companies to collaborate and campaign.

With the right focus, the UK SNS has the opportunity to become a world class leading resource in Decommissioning. It has the potential for a tremendous head start over adjacent areas Tim Eley, board director of Aberdeen-based Decom North Sea, said all ports along the east coast wanted to be involved in the North Sea dismantling and plugging and abandonment programme. Great Yarmouth has a purpose-built decommissioning yard developed by Peterson and partner Veolia, which opened last year I would love to see Great Yarmouth become a centre of excellence, he said.

About 16-17 billion is expected to be spent on decommissioning in the next decade with only 16 per cent spent in the SNS, with half of the costs funding well plugging and abandonment. There are 10 ports along the east coast and only one per cent of the decommissioning spend will be spent onshore, so to go for one centre of excellence at Great Yarmouth rather than spread that down the coast makes sense, and by collaborating and bringing services together for decommissioning. Manning said the opportunity was in the region s hands to harness the opportunities ahead.

We need to be optimistic. This is a great opportunity and we really need to try to work on that. Tim Eley Only 10 per cent of the platforms have been decommissioned so far and most of the major operators had decommissioning plans, Eley said.

The government is demanding decommissioning costs are cut by 40 per cent and Great Yarmouth can come up with a cost effective solution. With careful planning, clever engineeers and engineering solutions, there are many unmanned installations that can be taken away. The topsides can be removed without the need for heavy lifters, Eley added.

Earlier, Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil & Gas UK, said the SNS had all the right ingredients to become a centre of excellence for the UK in decommissioning. Great Yarmouth offshore engineering company owner Dave Rowan said his company, EPIC International, had been involved in decommissioning for many years. It had recently developed a model to mothball a five-well gas platform in the North Sea, shutting it down, making it safe and monitoring it by satellite from his Great Yarmouth office as a halfway house to decommission.

The Late in Life Operations (LILO) process from May to November completed isolation, cleaned the platform and left it in a state for production of its last reserves to continue or fully decommission. It has set a standard that is accepted by the HSE, DECC and OGA and has set a precedent, he said. Meanwhile, the whole of UK s oil and gas industry is under intense pressure in the current business environment of sustained low oil prices.

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Decision due on Ironbridge flood barriers as Shrewsbury car parks …

Decision due on Ironbridge flood barriers as Shrewsbury car parks …

Flood barriers were going back up in Ironbridge today as the Environment Agency said the River Severn in Shropshire was at its highest levels this winter. Flood barriers are already up in Shrewsbury and others were going up today in Ironbridge and Bewdley as rainfall dumped in Wales earlier this week works its way down the River Severn. A number of roads were today closed in Shrewsbury, including Gravel Hill Lane; Sydney Avenue; Colehead Head; Barley Bank, Westbury; Chilton Farm Lane, Atcham; the Atcham to Crosses road; Old Coleham, Victoria Avenue and Berwick Road.

In Bridgnorth, Doctors Lane and Severnside South were both closed today as river levels continued to rise. The Environment Agency today said flood levels in Shropshire were the highest the county has seen this winter. The river was expected to peak in Shrewsbury at just over four metres at the Welsh Bridge at lunchtime today, with the Environment Agency expecting barriers to stay up over the weekend.

Last night the Environment Agecy’s Dave Throup tweeted: Today he said: In Shropshire, standing floodwater today remained in place after Storm Imogen hit the county, resulting in people needing to be rescued from their vehicles by the emergency services. The Welshpool area was one of the worst affected, with three people having to be rescued from floodwater by the emergency services. An elderly couple were rescued by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service after they became trapped in their car after driving through floodwater on Monday evening.

The fire service was called shortly after 5pm to the A490 near Forden, close to Welshpool Airport. They were taken to hospital as a precaution. Later that evening shortly before 10.20pm, the Dyfed-Powys Police required the fire service s assistance in rescuing a man from a van, again near to Welshpool Airport.

Although the worst of Storm Imogen is over, flood warnings remain in place across the region at the River Severn at Montford Bridge and Shrawardine, Pentre, the Quarry in Shrewsbury, and at the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and Melverley. Flood alerts were today also in place at the River Severn Upper Teme, Lower Teme, and the Severn Vyrnwy Confluence. Flooding on Twitter: The flood barriers in Shrewsbury were put back up again by the Environment Agency.

The Frankwell Riverside Short and Long Stay car parks and Julian St Friar’s Car Park were closed.

This morning Travel Shropshire tweeted:

The Harlem Valley News / New York State Warrant Wednesday 9.30 …

The Harlem Valley News / New York State Warrant Wednesday 9.30 …

ROBERT J. SANTMYER Wanted by the New York State Police Troop D, SP PULASKI Wanted for burglary 3rd degree ROBERT J. SANTMYER is wanted by the New York State Police on a bench warrant issued by Oswego County Court on July 15, 2015.

Santmyer is wanted for failing to pay restitution relative to a Burglary arrest in 2002. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual, should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP. You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (315) 366-6000 or email [email protected]

PLEASE DO NOT POST TIPS HERE ON FACEBOOK. BRITTANY A. JORDON Wanted by the New York State Police Troop B, SP LEWIS Wanted for reckless endangerment 2nd degree, endangering the welfare of a child BRITTANY A.

JORDON is wanted by the State Police and the Town of Crown Point Court on the above charges. On November 12, 2014, Jordon operated a vehicle in a reckless manner by passing a stopped school bus as it was discharging passengers. Her vehicle nearly struck two children as they attempted to cross the road.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual, should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP. You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (518) 873-2750 or email [email protected] PLEASE DO NOT POST TIPS HERE ON FACEBOOK RANDY J.

ROWE Wanted by the New York State Police Troop A, SP BATAVIA Wanted for criminal mischief 4th degree RANDY J. ROWE is Wanted by the New York State Police and the Town of Batavia for criminal mischief 4th degree on an active bench warrant. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP.

You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (585) 344-6200 or email [email protected] Please do not post tips here on Facebook. MICHAEL E.

TOLEDO Wanted by the New York State Police Troop C, SP NORWICH Wanted for petit larceny MICHAEL E. TOLEDO is wanted by the New York State Police in Norwich for failing to show at a court date on a petit larceny charge. Toledo had been arrested for stealing and forging a life insurance check in December, 2010.

On March 22, 2013, a Bench Warrant was issued by the Town of Norwich Court directing the arrest of Toledo. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual, should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP. You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (607) 334-3296 or email [email protected]

PLEASE DO NOT POST TIPS HERE ON FACEBOOK. BIANCA L. CARBONE Wanted by the New York State Police Troop F, SP WURTSBORO Wanted for possession of stolen property 4th degree BIANCA L.

CARBONE is wanted by the New York State Police in Wurtsboro. Carbone failed to return to court to answer the above charge and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest from the Town of Mamakating Court. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP.

You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (845) 888-2681 or email [email protected] Please do not post tips here on Facebook. JOSHUA J.

WOLFE Wanted by the New York State Police Troop G, SP QUEENSBURY Wanted for criminal possession of a forged instrument JOSHUA J. WOLFE is wanted on a bench warrant from the Town of Queensbury Court for an arrest in June of 2014, for the above charge. In August of 2014, a bench warrant was issued for his failure to appear on the charge at which time he appeared in court.

In January of 2015, a bench warrant was once again issued in connection to the arrest and his failure to appear again. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP. You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (518) 745-1035 or email [email protected]

Please do not post tips here on Facebook. DANIELLE M. CAREY Wanted by the New York State Police Troop K, SP CORTLANDT Wanted for falsifying business records DANIELLE M.

CAREY is wanted by the New York State Police and the Town of Cortlandt Justice Court following a fraud complaint reported to police in May of 2015. Carey was arrested in July of 2015, for conducting fraudulent business transactions at the DSW store in Cortlandt. When Carey failed to appear for court proceedings, the Town of Cortlandt Court issued a warrant ordering her arrest.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual, should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP. You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (914) 769-2600 or email [email protected] Please do not post tips on Facebook.

SHANE J. COFFEY Wanted by the New York State Police Troop T, SP ALBANY Wanted for DWI SHANE J. COFFEY is wanted by the New York State Police on a bench warrant for driving while intoxicated.

On January 27, 2004, Coffey was traveling on the New York State Thruway when he was stopped by State Police. During the course of the Trooper s investigation it was determined that Coffey was intoxicated. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual should contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE ASAP.

You SHOULD NOT take any police-action yourself other than to contact the NEW YORK STATE POLICE at (518) 436-2825 or email [email protected]

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