MHI Forms Scrubber Pact with COSCO Dalian

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MHI Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems signed a collaboration framework agreement with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) on manufacturing and marketing rectangular sulfur-oxide (SOx) scrubbers. MHI companies say that the rectangular shape of scrubbers paves way for space saving essential for onboard installations.Based on the newly signed collaborative framework agreement, the partners will start providing the rectangular scrubber in all processes from design and manufacture to installation onboard.The rectangular SOx scrubber was developed for marine use by combining MHPS’ comprehensive exhaust gas treatment technologies, cultivated through its exhaust gas desulfurization systems for thermal power plants, with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s marine engineering expertise.The partnership is being pursued in anticipation of greater demand for scrubbers ahead of the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap. Scrubbers enable owners to continue using fuel oil with 3.5 percent of sulphur content.Under the agreement, CHI Dalian will manufacture, assemble and deliver the SOx scrubbers and install them on ships.Going forward, the cooperation between CHI Dalian, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and MHPS will set to stage for the companies to ramp up sales activities of the scrubbers.last_img read more

Parents concerned daycare subsidy cuts could affect Montreal centre

first_imgAPTN National NewsParents in Quebec are upset over plans by the provincial government to cut daycare subsidies.The cuts are expected over the next couple of years.Some are concerned the cuts could affect a Montreal daycare – the only culturally appropriate centre in the city for Indigenous children.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has the story.last_img

PWD makes visual inspection annual checkups mandatory for bridges

first_imgKolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) has made it mandatory to have “visual inspection” four times a year, along with an annual health check-up for proper maintenance of the bridges and flyovers under its jurisdiction.The respective divisions will be responsible for undertaking periodic inspection, taking up repairs and proper maintenance of the bridges under their jurisdictions. Each division will take up visual inspection of the bridges four times in a year – February, May, August and November. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”In case they notice any distress or any condition which requires expert opinion, they shall inform the same in writing to the Bridge Inspection and Monitoring Cell and follow up with them so that the advice is received early and action is initiated,” read the notification. Elaborating on the health check-up that will be done once a year, the notification stated that such process will include all non-destructive testing of various components of the bridge to find out indications of distress, a distress mapping of the bridge, prescription for repairs and other actions needed to restore the bridge to the condition it was in just after construction. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Bridge Inspection and Monitoring Cell (BIMC) will empanel a list of agencies for conducting annual health check-up of the bridges. PWD has even specified the roles of the divisions and the BIMC. Apart from maintenance, visual inspection and repairing, the divisions have been empowered to impose traffic restriction/blockage and speed restrictions in consultation with the cell, as and when needed. It has to maintain a register for each bridge, with original drawings and specifications, details of all repair and other work carried out on the bridge and inspection reports. It will have to conduct annual health check-up by engaging agency, obtain reports, share the reports with BIMC and take follow-up action on recommendations in consultation with the cell. The BIMC will function under the direction of Chief Engineer (Planning), Roads. A Zonal Committee will monitor the activities of bridge inspection and rehabilitation at the zonal level each month.last_img read more