By Dialogo May 18, 2010 A specialized team of experts in naval salvage and industrial recovery arrived in Chile to provide reconstruction expertise May 11. Deputy Commander of Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Deputy Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Albert Garcia and Commander of Naval Surface Warfare Center Rear Adm. Jim Shannon arrived in Chile with the 10-person team. The team consisting of shipyard, dry-docking and diving and salvage experts from Naval Sea Systems Command and waterfront shore facility experts from NAVFAC will be working with the Chilean navy to share their insight into reconstruction efforts of Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR, shipyards and armories of the Chilean navy) Talcahuano, a shipyard located in the Bay of Concepcion. ASMAR, is a state-owned company, belonging to the military and defense industries in which it constructs and repairs Chilean navy ships as well as domestic and internationally owned ships. The shipyard was damaged by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Feb. 27. This is the second time the Chilean government has requested the assistance of an advisory team from the U.S. Navy since the earthquake and tsunami. The first team assisted the Chilean navy with an initial damage assessment of Naval Base Talcahuano and the shipyard. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusns/.
Sapura Energy Berhad (Sapura Energy) has secured three new contracts and two contract extensions worth approximately RM774 million.With these new wins, Sapura Energy will be executing works in Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei.Sapura Fabrication has been awarded a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP) for the provision of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) works for the Salman Project in Brunei.The project is divided into two parts consisting of the Salman greenfield scope and the Egret East greenfield scope.The Salman greenfield scope entails EPCI works and support for hook-up, pre-commissioning and commissioning of wellhead platform and substructures, pipelines and umbilical, water and chemical injection module, along with a construction yard upgrade.The Egret East greenfield scope consists of Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) services with an optional EPCI scope for wellhead platforms, substructures and pipelines.In Malaysia, Sapura Fabrication was awarded a contract from PETRONAS Carigali for the provision of Procurement, Construction, Hook-up and Commissioning (PCC), and start-up works of BNJTK BN-84 well tie-in for Bardegg-2 and the Baronia Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Development Project.For its Drilling segment, Sapura Drilling Asia has secured a contract with PTT Exploration and Production Public Company for the provision of its tender-assist drilling rig, Sapura T-17, for the Bongkot gas field in the Gulf of Thailand.Meanwhile, Sapura Drilling Asia has been awarded a contract extension by PETRONAS Carigali for the provision of its semi-submersible tender-assist drilling rig, Sapura Berani. The contract entails the drilling of five additional wells in Erb West, offshore Sabah and the Dulang facilities, offshore Peninsular Malaysia.In addition, Sapura Drilling was awarded a one-year contract extension by BSP for the provision of its semi-submersible tender-assist drilling rig, Sapura Pelaut.
This week at the Regent Theater: â€œWhen the Game Stands Tall.â€ (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. When the streak is broken, and tragedy strikes the team, Coach Lad must teach his players – and the entire town – that it’s not about how you fall, but how you get back up. (C) Warner Bros Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 17%. Audience review: 79% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Sept 26-28 – If I stay.Oct. 3-5 – DolphinTale 2.Oct. 10-12 – The Maize RunnerHalloween weekend – The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
A CITY WIDE PRAYER GATHERING IS SCHEDULED FOR NOON SATURDAY IN SIOUX CITY.THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH, LOCATED AT 5200 GLENN AVENUE IN MORNINGSIDE.THE CHURCH IS CO-HOSTING THE GATHERING WITH UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO COME TOGETHER FOR MUSIC AND PRAYER TO UNITE TO KEEP SIOUX CITY SAFE IN THE LIGHT OF THE RECENT SHOOTING OF TWO POLICE OFFICERS IN DES MOINES.