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Australia: Herb Elliott Port Receives …

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Trelleborg has met an exceptionally tight time frame to successfully deliver its state-of-the-art Quick Release Hooks (QRHs) with load monitoring, remote release and a central monitoring system to the Herb Elliott Port in Australia. By delivering ahead of schedule and avoiding the need to equipment by air freight, Trelleborg was also able to save its customer, Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG), a substantial amount of money.Ron Yelland, Superintendent’s Representative at Fortescue, said: “Trelleborg provided remarkable assistance in accelerating the delivery of QRH units, to an extremely tight turnaround time.“Trelleborg supported us through all phases of the project, from the engineering phase, through manufacturing and assembly, to transportation and commissioning, all without compromising the quality of the final delivered project.”After initially winning the contract to supply four units back in late 2011, Trelleborg Marine Systems was chosen to supply a further six earlier this year. Fortescue had initially intended to use a competitor’s product in the second stage of the project, but turned to Trelleborg after receiving approval of an additional wharf, resulting in an alternative berthing strategy.Trelleborg was also able to overcome the issue of restricted space for the remote release console. Having originally only had four units delivered, Fortescue asked Trelleborg to adapt the existing console space to accommodate the additional six units. Trelleborg was able to build a custom solution to meet Fortescue’s requirements.Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg Marine Systems, said: “Being awarded the contract to supply a further six QRHs to Fortescue really substantiated what we already knew about the reliability of our solution. We were also able to meet some really demanding performance requirements for the project.“To berth the large sizes and varied vessels the port expects; the vertical angle of the hooks had to be extended up to 60 degrees – something very few, if any, competitor products on the market can currently deliver. Due to the change in tide at the port, we were also required to meet a mooring line angle range of -15 to 75 degrees.”Trelleborg also supplied ten of its SCN1800 cone fenders to the project. Super Cone Fenders (SCN) are the latest generation of ‘cell’ fenders, with optimal performance and efficiency.The conical body shape makes the SCN very stable even at large compression angles, and provides excellent shear strength. With overload stops the Super Cone marine fender is even more resistant to over-compression.The Herb Elliott Port expansion project has seen the port extended by an additional two berths, to a total of four. The port has completed a major works program as part of Fortescue’s 9 billion USD expansion to 155 million tonnes per annum. Trelleborg, November 26, 2013last_img read more

GreatWest Lifeco profits down as it reports 459 million net income

Companies in this story: (TSX:GWO)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Great-West Lifeco Inc. says profits were down in the second quarter compared with last year as it took a charge and had some investment impairments.The insurance company says it had net earnings of $459 million, or 49 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, compared with earnings of $831 million or 84 cents per share last year.Adjusted earnings, which exclude a $199 million charge from the sale of part of its U.S. operations, came in at $658 million or 70 cents per share to meet analyst expectations according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.The company says adjusted earnings were also affected by changes to insurance contract liabilities and the impact of U.K. retail related investment impairments.Great-West says sales were up $1.2 billion to $34.3 billion, an increase of four per cent from the second quarter last year, largely on higher sales in Europe.On July 19, the company’s board approved a plan to combine its Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life divisions and their holding companies into a single company to be known as The Canada Life Assurance Company. read more