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Covering the UK, the scheme provides an additional two-year extension to the warranty on current field-based products, including the BIOGAS 5000, GA 5000 and GEM 5000.The company said this will provide a range of key benefits for customers.Martyn Hanks, Business Development Manager at QED explained, “By providing this extended warranty scheme, our customers can be confident their field-based units will have assured quality and protection, while also extending the life of their equipment.” “In addition, the extended scheme will go a long way towards keeping product maintenance and repair costs down, which is an important consideration with budgeting. This in turn will ensure downtime is kept to a minimum and result in complete peace of mind for our customers.Each product unit comes with a three-year warranty as standard and during this period, customers will be invited to take up the additional two-year extension offer.Hanks continued, “We believe this scheme will be a real advantage to our customers and would encourage them to speak to their local representative who will be happy to give them more information and assist with their requirements.”
The UK Planning Inspectorate now has just over a month left of its examination of the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development consent order application with one final set of hearings remaining.This final set of hearings will be held at the KC Stadium in Hull, on July 16 and 17. Should all matters be dealt with on day one, the hearing will conclude and will not then take place on Thursday 17 July.The Examining Authority is due to complete the examination of the application by 18 August, the end of the six-month period which began the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting held in February.The Secretary of State is due to make a decision on the development consent order application in February 2015.Press release, July 09, 2014; Image: Forewind
Australia’s North West Shelf LNG plant is about to launch a tender to sell three cargoes.Cargoes will be loaded in September and trading sources expect the tender to be issued within the next couple of weeks, due to recent production trends, reports Reuters.Since 1989 the North West Shelf project, operated by Woodside, has delivered more than 3000 LNG cargoes to international customers and currently supplies about 65 per cent of Western Australia’s domestic gas market.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, July 10, 2014; Image: Woodside
The FactsThe Trustees of the Marc Gilbard 2009 Settlement Trust employed OD Developments and Projects Limited under a contract which incorporated the JCT Standard Building Contract, Without Quantities, Revision 2 (2009)) to carry out works in Mayfair, London.Clause 1.9.3 of the contract provided that the final certificate would be conclusive save in relation to the matters raised in any proceedings commenced within 28 days of the date of issue of the final certificate.On 3 December 2013 the contract administrator issued a final certificate showing a sum due from OD to the trustees of £232,153.54 plus VAT. On 20 December 2013 OD issued Part 7 proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court (the TCC) disputing the validity and correctness of the final certificate. OD subsequently indicated that it would commence an adjudication against the trustees to challenge the final certificate. The trustees objected and issued Part 8 proceedings in the TCC for declaratory relief as to the proper interpretation of clause 1.9.3.The trustees accepted that the final certificate was not conclusive evidence in any proceedings issued within 28 days of the certificate (such as OD’s Part 7 proceedings) but argued that the final certificate was conclusive and could not be challenged in any adjudication commenced after the expiry of the 28 day period. OD argued that because clause 1.9.3 contained a saving provision in respect of those matters to which the Part 7 proceedings related, this meant that any subsequent adjudication relating only to those same matters could proceed.Further, if OD could not do that, then that would be a fetter on OD’s right to adjudicate ‘at any time’, as provided for by the Housing Grants (Construction and Regeneration) Act 1996.The IssueHaving commenced Part 7 proceedings in time, was OD entitled to commence an adjudication challenging the final certificate after expiry of the 28 day period?The DecisionThe judge concluded that OD could not commence an adjudication challenging the Final Certificate outside the 28 day period, for the following three reasons:The proper construction of clause 1.9.3 of the contract did allow OD to first commence adjudication, and then commence protective court or arbitration proceedings if necessary (all within the 28 day period), but not otherwise;The business common sense interpretation of clause 1.9.3 was that following the issue of the final certificate, the contract envisaged only one set of proceedings to challenge the final certificate, within the 28 day periodApplying clause 1.9.3 in this way did not fetter OD’s right to adjudicate ‘at any time’ as OD could still adjudicate but would find that the trustees could rely on the Final Certificate as conclusive evidence of the matters it addressed.The judge therefore invited the parties to agree the wording of a declaration which effected that the final certificate was conclusive evidence in any proceedings which were not commenced within 28 days of the final certificate.CommentaryAs noted by the judge, while there are cases regarding final certificates and adjudication where a party had commenced adjudication during the 28 day period and some other issue then arose (such as in Cubitt Building and Interiors Ltd vs Fleetglade (2006) and University of Brighton vs Dovehouse Interiors (2014)), there are no reported cases in which a party (like OD here) was dissatisfied with the final certificate and originally issued court proceedings and then, much later, wanted to commence adjudication proceedings.This decision not only considers the specific application of conclusivity clauses to final certificates issued under JCT standard form contracts but also the purpose and scope of such clauses generally which are to provide parties with contractually agreed limits on the scope and timing of disputes once a project has been completed. The submissions made by OD’s counsel raised key issues regarding final certificates and adjudication but ultimately, it was the plain interpretation and business common sense intent of the clause that was applied.David ToscanoFenwick Elliott LLP
The decision marks the end of the road for the world’s former seventh largest shipping line, which had a fleet of 97 container ships and 44 bulk carriers. In September 2016, shipping consultancy VesselsValue estimated that Hanjin’s 63 own vessels were worth USD1.7 billion. Since it filed for court protection in August last year, it has sold some of those ships to the likes of HSH Nordbank, KMTC, the Seaspan Corporation, Capital Maritime and Trading, Chartworld Shipping and Golden Union. It has also sold its shares in USA-based Total Terminals International (TTI), the operator of facilities in Long Beach and Seattle. But the greater part of the fleet has still to be sold and HLPFI understands that a bankruptcy trustee will now be appointed to manage the sale of Hanjin Shipping’s remaining assets to help pay off some of the company’s debts to creditors. www.hanjin.com
The order comprised six cranes with a lifting capacity ranging from 40 tonnes up to 95 tonnes, two 300-tonne capacity LTM 1300-6.2 models, and a LTM 1500-8.1 which has a maximum lifting capacity of 500 tonnes.According to Liebherr, the additions form part a fleet modernisation programme at Eurogruas’ outlets in southern Spain.The Eurogruas Group operates approximately 150 mobile and crawler cranes with lifting capacities up to 1,000 tonnes. In addition to its Spanish operations, Eurogruas is active in petrochemical, infrastructure, and wind energy projects in Brazil and Africa.From left to right: Georg Reinbold (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Juan Miguel Rodriguez (Eurogruas), Christoph Kleiner (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Jose Antonio Martinez, Valeriano Martinez (both from Eurogruas Valeriano), Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Iberica), Miguel Angel Martinez (Eurogruas Valeriano). www.eurogruas.comwww.liebherr.com
USA: Washington State Department of Transportation has selected San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad and Coos Bay Rail Link operator ARG Transportation to revive freight services on the 40 km Othello – Royal City line in central Washington.ARG is to spend six months determining interest from prospective customers. If the results are favourable it will reopen the line, which the state acquired in 1993 to prevent it from being abandoned and to safeguard the infrastructure. Freight services ceased in 1994, but following interest in revival $0·75m of state-funded repairs were completed in 2013.‘I, along with the entire community, am excited that after years of work by the Port of Royal Slope and WSDOT, this project is moving towards completion’, said State Representative Matt Manweller on August 21. ‘A rail line out of Royal City will be a boon to economic development and another opportunity for local farmers to get their produce to international markets.’
Minister of Health John Boyce The Ministry of Health has warned the public to be on the alert in the event that the mosquito born Zika Virus reaches the British overseas territory.According to the Health Ministry, in light of reports that the virus has been detected in neighbouring countries, persons should take better care of their surroundings in order to control the spread of the virus.“The Zika Virus is now present in the OECS, Martinique and Puerto Rico and considering the volume of travel between the BVI and these islands, there is a need for increased surveillance and heightened awareness of this virus and its impact on human health,” said Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ronald Georges.A release from the government stated also that the laboratory at the public hospital – the Peebles Hospital laboratory is ready for testing of samples from suspected cases, and has established procedures for use by other local health care providers.The government said that in addition, the Surveillance Officers at the Environmental Health Division will continue to carry out inspections and monitor areas where mosquito breeding may be occurring or areas where suspected cases have been identified.On Friday, the government of Barbados said it was closely monitoring eight suspected cases of the virus.At a press conference , Health Minister John Boyce, said samples will be sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad and Tobago for confirmatory testing.A regional alert was issued recently by the Pan American Health Organisation. The Zika virus is transmitted by the same Aedes Aegypti mosquito that is also the insect vector for Dengue and Chikungunya and the symptoms are also very similar.
Share Share Journalist Lennox Linton (file photo)A local journalist who has been accused of reading the Prime Minister’s confidential information which he declared to the Integrity Commission during his radio program has refuted these claims.Senior counsel Anthony Astaphan, during his weekly radio program on Tuesday December 18th alleged that Mr. Lennox Linton read excerpts of a document which Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit filed to the Commission on Sunday December 16th.According to Mr. Astaphan, this signaled a breach of confidentiality as the Integrity in Public Office Act stipulates that declarations made to the IPO are to be secret and confidential.However, Mr. Linton refuted these claims in an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News on Wednesday December 19th. “I have never seen any declaration that Mr. Skerrit filed to the Commission. “I have never received any information from any member of the Commission, from any employee of the Commission, from any person providing services to the Commission,” Mr. Linton said.He indicated further that he did not read from any document during his radio program, but that the information received was from a conversation he had with a source close to the Prime Minister.“I received information from a source, I was satisfied that the source knew what the source was talking about, and I felt I was at liberty to reveal from that conversation some things that the public had a right to know,” Mr. Linton concluded.Mr. Linton is an investigative journalist and talk show host.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet 100 Views 13 comments LocalNews Journalist refutes claims of breach of confidentiality by: – December 19, 2012 Sharing is caring!