Sverre Overå, project director for Northern Lights, in front of the Northern Lights template. (Credit: Arne Reidar Mortensen/ Equinor ASA.) The Northern Lights project includes transportation, receipt and permanent storage of CO2 in a reservoir in the northern North Sea Norwegian engineering company Aker Solutions has secured contracts for both onshore plant and subsea system from Equinor for the Northern Lights CO2 storage project.The Northern Lights project is part of a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) Longship project, which is supported by the Norwegian government.The project includes transportation, receipt and permanent storage of CO2 in a reservoir in the northern North Sea.Under the contract worth NOK1.05bn ($122m), Aker Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary Kvaerner will be responsible to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the onshore plant facilities at Energiparken in Øygarden.The onshore facility will receive and store liquid CO2 before it is exported through a pump and pipeline system for injection offshore.The work also includes facilities at the jetty for import of CO2 from ships, storage tanks for intermediate storage of CO2 and process systems for gas conditioning and subsea injection.Kvaerner has planned to commence work on the project next month with completion scheduled in the first quarter of 2024.Aker Solutions secured contract to deliver subsea injection systemEquinor has also awarded an EPC contract to Aker Solutions to deliver the subsea equipment for injecting captured CO2 into a reservoir for permanent storage.The order worth NOK250m ($29.1m) for subsea equipment is awarded as a call-off deal under the framework agreement awarded by Equinor in 2017.The scope of work under the order includes delivery of one subsea tree, one wellhead, one flow base, and control systems. It also includes options for equipment for future wells.Aker Solutions is planning to begin the work on the contract next month, with both installation and completion expected in 2023.Recently, the Norwegian engineering company has been awarded a contract by Equinor for its Johan Sverdrup field offshore Norway.
Home » News » Agent expelled by TPO previous nextRegulation & LawAgent expelled by TPOAllen & Crane Estates has become the second firm to be expelled this month from membership of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for a minimum of two years.PROPERTYdrum10th August 20150598 Views After failing to comply with several elements of The Property Ombudsman’s (TPO) Code of Practice for residential letting agents and subsequently failing to pay an Ombudsman’s award made of £1,600 to the complainants, Allen & Crane Estates, a sales and lettings agent based in Burnham near Slough, has been excluded from membership of TPO for a minimum of two years.The decision to expel the firm came about following a complaint from landlords who raised a number of concerns connected with the performance of the agent when they let a property through the company.Various complaints were made by the landlord, all of which were upheld to varying degrees by the Ombudsman, Christopher Hamer.This included the agent allowing tenants to take occupation of the property without the landlords’ knowledge and without evidence of reference checks having been carried out. Additionally, there was also a delay in providing the landlords with a copy of the tenancy agreement. Other issues included the agent’s failure to obtain any security deposit or a valid guarantor agreement, failure to provide regular and clear statements of account following rent being paid in irregular instalments and finally their inability to demonstrate that they had inspected the property regularly or upon check-out.Following the investigation, the Ombudsman awarded the complainants a total of £1,600 in compensation. Allen & Crane Estates, which had been a member of TPO since May 2007, has still not paid the award.Christopher Hamer (left) commented “My role as Property Ombudsman is to impartially review complaints made by members of the public against agents based on the evidence that is submitted to me. I aim to promote a resolution in full and final settlement of a complaint, and will determine appropriate redress where I am satisfied that the actions of an agent have disadvantaged a complainant. In examining the issues involved, I take into account the relevant parts of the TPO Code of Practice and the obligations contained therein.“The shortcomings in the service provided by Allen & Crane Estates that I identified, particularly with regards to the lack of referencing and security deposits, are serious, and are matters which have significantly disadvantaged the complainants. I therefore supported the complaints that have been made.”The decision to expel Allen & Crane from the TPO for a minimum of two years comes just two weeks after TPO excluded MT Properties Central Limited (MTPC), a sales and letting agent which operates in Birmingham.MTPC was also punished for failing to comply with parts of the TPO Code of Practice for Residential Letting Agents and for not co-operating with the Ombudsman’s investigation and to date has not paid the award made of £2,300.The decision to expel MTPC from TPO membership arose following a complaint from landlords relating to a number of aspects of the agent’s service in connection with tenancies at two properties. The Ombudsman found evidence of poor record keeping and administration, and upheld complaints about the collection and payment of rent to landlords, as well as poor service.Allen & Crane Estates The Property Ombudsman TPO expelled by TPO August 10, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Four expeditions are currently competing to find the body of a former Merton student who may have conquered Everest before Hilary and Tenzing. The expeditions hope to find conclusive proof that Andrew Irvine reached the summit 80 years after he disappeared on the mountain’s face. Irvine was 22 when he took time off from his degree to attempt the climb with George Mallory, whose body was discovered in 1999. It is hoped that Mallory’s camera would be found on Irvine and this would provide the necessary evidence. Not enough is currently known to settle the controversy conclusively.ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we just learned that Jim Wood has been selected as the new President and CEO of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau? …the official announcement is scheduled at !0:30 tomorrow morning at the Evansville Convention and Vistors headquarters?IS IT TRUE that local and highly regarded President of the Evansville Sports Corporation Eric Marvin was the runner up for this position? …many local millenniums were extremely upset that the local, talented and personable Eric Marvin was bypassed for this position? …that a couple of Mr. Marvin supporters said “that it looks like E Isn’t For Everyone” especially if you’re a millennium?IS IT TRUE that Jim Wood was the former CEO and President Greater of the Greater Louisville Convention And Vistors Bureau? …he was also the former President and CEO of the Greater Providence Warwick Convention and served as the Vice President of Convention Sales and Marketing at the Tampa Bay Convention and Vistors Bureau? ..that Mr. Wood also worked as a convention consultant in Atlanta, Ga. area before accepting the position in Evansville? …Jim Wood has worked in the Convention and Visitors business for the last 44 years? …we are told that Mr. Wood may reside in Lousiville while working for the Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau?IS IT TRUE that the Director Downtown Evansville Alliance says the Downtown Evansville EID, will be funded mostly through additional property tax fees tied to property valuation which is expected to raise around $625,000 per year to cover programs including business recruitment, safety, beautification, and marketing efforts?” …the Downtown Evansville Alliance Director Joshua Armstrong says “the sustainability of a downtown organization has always been a challenge in Evansville, and this is the tool that creates the sustainability that unlocks continued transformational urban growth”?IS IT TRUE there are over 1000 EID’S throughout North America, most are concentrated in downtown areas? …that Louisville, Fort Wayne, Cincinnati, Indy, and Dayton have Downtown EID’S?IS IT TRUE it been reported in the Evansville Courier and Press that the salaries of Josh Armstrong and two (2) other full-time staff members of the Downtown Evansville Improvement District (EID) add up to $257,000 per year or about 37 percent of the EID yearly budget? …we are told that several downtown merchants would like to see the financial breakdown of what each of the above three (3) Downtown Evansville EID employees are being paid each year?IS IT TRUE it’s been alleged by several reliable sources that the not-for-profit Evansville EID Board Of Directors may have approved giving their CEO a $10,000 raise increase for this year? …it’s been alleged that the reason why the Downtown Evansville EID CEO may have received such an astonishing raise increase was to bring his yearly salary up to the level that other EID CEOs are paid?IS IT TRUE that not-for-profit organizations are judged by a different standard than a for-profit business? …if a CEO of a for-profit business receives a substantial raise so be it? …if a CEO of a not-for-profit receives substantial salary increase then eyebrows are raised by the individuals who contribute to them?IS IT TRUE there are 345 non-profits organizations registered in Evansville/Vanderburgh County Indiana? ..we wonder if any of the 345 non-profits organizations CEO located in Evansville/Vanderburgh County, Indiana has ever received a $10,000 increase in their annual salary?IS IT TRUE we received a list of the current Downtown Evansville EID Board Of Directors members but felt compiled to re-check the list of names before publishing? …if the list of the Downtown Evansville EID Board Of Directors names given to us is correct it looks the Southwestern Chamber Of Commerce may have some influence concerning the future direction of this not-for-profit organization?IS IT TRUE that Evansville, Indiana has always been accepting of a practice known as “political patronage” when it comes to jobs that are financed fully or partially by public dollars?…it has been so entrenched that a former Evansville Mayor whom we shall not name has been quoted as saying “I get all of the credit and they take all of the blame” to justify appointing his political supporters to jobs under his control?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the Government fears the people we have Liberty!IS IT TRUE the results of our most recent “READERS POLL” were extremely eye-opening? …the question was “who’s the most effective State Representative in our area”? ..Wendy McNamara (R)-193, Ron Beacon (R)- 174, Matt Hostetter (R)-123, Holli Sullivan (R)-61 and Ryan Hatfield (D) received a disappointing 27 votes? …78 people said they had no idea?…665 people voted in this non-science but trendy poll? Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Who’s the most effective State Senator in our area?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated. The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. 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T he merger of RHM with Premier Foods (pgs 4,12) will create a massive new food company. It’s early days, but at the moment it looks a great fit with enhanced buying power. What if, perish the thought, milling and baking go a bit pear-shaped? Because they are the sectors feeling the pressure most from increased grain costs on the one hand and supermarket price pressures on the other.Well as milling and baking are going into one division, as expected, it will be easy to retain or, though unlikely, divest.Robert Schofield Premier’s chief executive told me: “Our plans are strong innovation and investment in products.” So it looks like the plant baking ’battle of the brands’ will really hot up in 2007 between Warburtons and Hovis, while Allied’s Kingsmill also has promised to come out fighting.The City reaction to the proposed merger sounds positive and you only have to look at the table on page 12 to see that as a brand Hovis is at the top of the acquisition tree. It fits in comfortably with Robert Schofield’s patriotic quote that “The acquisition brings Premier more great British brands.”For employees, takeovers can be both hugely motivating and deeply unsettling. The city’s leading analyst for bakery and milling, David Lang of Investec, tells us that Premier is likely to to strip distribution and administrative costs from the bakery division. It is also promising to extend the Hovis brand into categories more such as biscuits and cereals.Remember, Robert Schofield was the man who formerly headed up United Biscuits as MD and then joined Premier in 2001. He actually tried to buy UB two months ago and was trumped by private equity firms Blackstone and PAI. But breakfast cereals perhaps under the Hovis brand? That might be an interesting development! So we wish all at RHM well and look forward to tracking their progress.Elsewhere this week British Baker has been busy too. We have launched our own website with the latest news and links (pg 16). And our owners, William Reed, have launched a new ’Baking Industry Exhibition’ to take place in 2008 alongside the popular Convenience Retailing Show, Food & Drink show and Foodex Meatex (pg 4). Around 70,000 people including craft bakers and supermarket buyers attended the shows this year, so it should be a busy new event.
Dawn Foods has given its Evesham site a £750,000 revamp.Finance, administration, customer service and reception areas have been refurbished as part of the project, as well as customer meeting and presentation facilities. The factory supplies the UK and Europe with ingre-dients, along with frozen muffins, brownies, cookies and cakes.Glenn Anderson, sales and operations director, UK and Ireland, said that the investment demonstrated confidence for Dawn’s products during the economic downturn. “Product development continues to be the main focus of our business and is supported by these recent changes,” said Anderson.He added that recent investment in depositing and cutting equipment at the Evesham site and its Steenbergen factory in The Netherlands, meant Dawn could produce bar cakes, brownies and new tray cake concepts.
High street coffee chain Costa Coffee has won Best Family Friendly Café at the Tommy’s Awards for the third year in a row.The Tommy’s Awards recognise and celebrate the best family-friendly companies, which help make the lives of parents and parents-to-be easier. This year, 44,688 votes were cast by the public. Jane Brewin, chief executive of Tommy’s, said: “We believe it is important to express our gratitude to those companies who go the extra mile.”Now in its 21st year, the Tommy’s Awards raise awareness for Tommy’s, a charity that funds medical research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Last week, Costa confirmed it will be opening two new stores by April, in Chard and Crewkerne.
This week, promoters Madison House Presents have been posting pictures of the Jamiroquai silhouette peaking out from behind different structures in the Big Apple, which can only mean one thing: Jamiroquai is *fingers crossed* coming to New York City! Since Madison House Presents only books the talent for Forest Hills Stadium in the NYC market, it can be assumed that the boogie-down will take place at the former home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens. The captions include a countdown, suggesting that our suspicions will be confirmed on Monday, March 19.The British funk and jazz heroes, famous for their hits “Virtual Insanity” and “Cosmic Girl” and respected for their deeper cuts, recently announced a show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on April 17th. Aside from their Coachella headlining performances (April 13 & April 20), these venue-specific performances will mark the first time the group has performed their own show in the United States since November of 2005, “in what will be one of their three North American dates in 2018.” We can now safely assume that New York City is one of the lucky three, and we’re damn excited.About a year ago in the middle of January 2017, Jamiroquai announced their triumphant return after years outside the spotlight. In March of last year, the group released Automaton, a follow up to 2010’s Rock Dust Light Star marking the band’s eighth studio album. To complement their new album, Jamiroquai embarked on a global tour in 2017, hitting Tokyo and Seoul in addition to major cities across Europe. However, North American cities were conspicuously left off of Jamiroquai’s 2017 comeback tour, leading many to hope that 2018 will see the group hitting the U.S.. After Coachella announced that Jamiroquai would perform at the 2018 California music festival, rumors of more North American tour dates began to grow, as promoters on the West Coast, as well as band members themselves, heavily hinted at more headlining dates to come.Here we are in the same boat, with heavy hints coming from Madison House Presents, and a promising trend to look forward to.
Encore: Many Rivers To Cross, Unconditional Love, Piece Of My Heart Following “Waiting For A Miracle” and a scorching-hot “Scarlet Begonias”, Oteil and his compadres worked through their second JGB tune of the night with “Rhapsody In Red”. With Seals anchoring the ship on organ, the band brought their first set to a close with “That’s What Love Will Make You Do”. Set One: Water In The Desert, Gotta Serve Somebody, Cats Under The Stars, Waiting For A Miracle, Scarlet Begonias, Rhapsody In Red, That’s What Love Will Make You Do Set Two: Rubin and Cherise, Eyes Of The World, Expressway To Your Heart*, Turn On Your Lovelight*, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, What Becomes Of Mary*, Bertha Oteil Burbridge and his Friends opened the show up with “Water In The Desert” before playing the first Bob Dylan cover of the night with “Gotta Serve Somebody”. The all-star cast of musicians was shining brightly all night, with Hartswick and Cressman dazzling the crowd with their vocal prowess. A cover of Jerry Garcia Band‘s “Cats Under The Stars” was next as the band honored Captain Trips with an exploratory, psychedelic jam. The raucous crowd was treated to a three-song helping of rock and roll in the encore slot, as the all-stars offered up Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross”, a take on Krasno’s “Unconditional Love”, and a sing-along “Piece Of My Heart”. Oteil & Friends w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer[Video: Michael Sylvester]Oteil & Friends w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer[Video: Evan Pragliola] Following a brief setbreak, Oteil & Friends came back out with “Reuben and Cherise”, before diving into a deep take on the Grateful Dead’s “Eyes Of The World”. Krasno and Kadlecik worked through some spacey sonic landscapes, with Oteil doing what he does best on the low end. The intergalactic exploration made way for a pause, as Burbridge invited up young guitar virtuoso Brandon “Taz” Niederauer to lend a helping hand on a cover of the Soul Survivors “Expressway To Your Heart”, followed by a horn-heavy take on “Turn On Your Lovelight”. Setlist: Oteil & Friends | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 12/31/2018 The second Bob Dylan cover of the night came next with “Knockin’ On Heavens Door“, before Taz rejoined the band for “What’s Become Of Mary”, a Kadlecik original he frequently plays with Lane i their Golden Gate Wingmen project. “Bertha” brought set two to a close, with the Brooklyn Bowl crowd hooting and hollering for more. On Monday night, Oteil & Friends wrapped up their four-night New Year’s run at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl to ring in 2019. Burbridge recruited an all-star cast of musicians for the NYE blowout including keyboardist Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), guitarists Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive) and John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra), drummer Jay Lane (Wolf Bros), trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman (TAB), and percussionist Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty, The Nth Power). *w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer on guitar