US Navy completes pier project at Bahrain base

first_img View post tag: USACE Authorities A ribbon-cutting ceremony held on February 20 marked the completion of a new USD 49.6 million steel and concrete pier project at the US Navy base in Bahrain.The pier, built by the US Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, is expected to enhance the navy’s operational readiness in the region.Previously, the US Navy had been using barges for much of the work on ships that can now be done while docked at the pier. Additionally, larger ships needed to use the commercial port in Bahrain for things that required an extended docking such as a resupply operation. That meant increased security and logistics requirements, greater transit time and an increase in maritime traffic congestion in an already extremely busy port.“Since the barges had basically become unusable over time, it was extremely important to our navy partners that we deliver this project as quickly as possible,” Army Capt. Grant Wanamaker, a project manager with the District in Bahrain, said.Wanamaker said the Corps of Engineers was able to expedite things using a process called a critical path design. A critical path design is a process in which construction is able to start prior to completion of the entire project design.Apart from the time frame challenge, the team had to put concrete trucks onto barges to get the concrete where it needed to be. Beyond the engineering challenge this presented, they also had to work around heavy maritime traffic in the area.“This was a pretty straight forward pier as that type of build goes but it’s not something USACE does very often and not something we’ve executed here before. I’m extremely proud of the work our team has done,”  Wanamaker added.Ultimately, the project was completed six months ahead of the original Building Occupancy Date (BOD) schedule and will significantly improve 5th Fleet capabilities.The commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Navy Capt. Greg Smith, said the pier would greatly improve shore operations for the U.S. Navy and their partners in the region.“With this pier, we are better able to do our mission to support U.S. and coalition maritime operations throughout the USCENTCOM AOR.”“We can provide more efficient and effective shore services to the U.S. 5th Fleet and the 31 coalition partners … we will all work together to enhance stability and ensure the free flow of commerce throughout the region,” Smith explained. View post tag: Bahrain navaltoday US Navy completes pier project at Bahrain base to boost operational readiness View post tag: Pier February 26, 2020, by View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy completes pier project at Bahrain base to boost operational readiness Share this articlelast_img read more

Dynagas LNG Partners posts Q2 loss

first_imgClean Energy (Image courtesy of Dynagas LNG Partners)Dynagas LNG Partners, a limited partnership formed by the Greek shipowner Dynagas, on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $5.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same quarter a year before.The company posted loss per common unit of $0.19 for the three months ended June 30.Adjusted earnings per share and EBITDA were at $0.07 and $22.9 million, respectfully.Dynagas quarterly voyage revenues stood at $32 million as compared to $42.6 million in the second quarter of 2016.“We have previously communicated that this quarter would be affected by scheduled class surveys and related dry dockings for three of our six vessels which would result in cost items and would also qualify as off-hire under the relevant contracts,” said Chief Executive Tony Lauritzen.“We are satisfied that the class surveys, including dry dockings, were completed in a quick and efficient manner with an average of approximately 15 days per vessel from arrival to departure at the shipyard. The vessels are on a 5-year special survey cycle, therefore we expect the next special class survey and related dry docking to occur in about 5 years,” said Lauritzen.last_img read more

ACC votes to add Louisville to fill void left by Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors voted unanimously Wednesday to add Louisville to the conference to replace departing Maryland.“The University of Louisville is an outstanding addition to the Atlantic Coast Conference and I commend the Council of Presidents for continuing to position our league for the long-term future,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a press release. “If you look at what has been done over the last 15 months, the ACC has only gotten stronger with the additions of Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse.”The Big East requires schools give 27 months notice and pay a $10 million fee to leave the conference. Louisville could negotiate with the Big East to leave earlier than the required 27-month waiting period.Maryland is leaving the ACC in 2014, which could be the same year the Cardinals join the conference.Louisville is the latest team to leave the Big East, which has undergone a major realignment in the last year. Syracuse, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Notre Dame have all left. TCU agreed to join the league but left before ever playing a game as a member of the Big East.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLouisville brings a strong football and basketball presence to the ACC.Louisville’s football team started its season 9-0 and was ranked as high as 11th this season before falling to Syracuse and Connecticut in its last two games. The Terrapins were only 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the ACC this season.The addition of the Cardinals means the ACC will have a 14-team football conference in 2014.The Cardinals’ top-level basketball team fits well with the ACC’s basketball landscape, which will include Syracuse, North Carolina and Duke.“What I really like about this move is it’s terrific for our fans, with the proximity of the institutions and we never have to leave the Eastern time zone,” said Tom Jurich, Louisville vice president and athletic director. “This is a credit to everyone at the University of Louisville and our community, as we have all pulled together to position ourselves for this opportunity.” Commentslast_img read more