first_imgMO4, Mainprize Offshore Ltd’s newest wind farm service vessel (WFSV), is ready to start an eight-year contract with Deutsche Windtechnik on the Nordergründe wind farm in the German North Sea.The 23-metre WFSV will perform crew transfer, cargo and equipment duties out of the port of Hooksiel.MO4 features a dedicated three-point mooring system, a fuel transfer system and a draft of 1.4 metres. The vessel is fitted with twin Caterpillar C32 diesel engines driving fixed pitch propellers that gives the vessel a service speed of 26 knots, even when fully loaded.She can carry up to 30,000 litres of fuel or 20,000 litres of water and has provision for 4 x 20′ containers and 30t of deck cargo.The 23-metre WFSV is a product of a partnership between Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) and Mainprize Offshore. The vessel will be on the quayside, berth VB32, at Seawork International held in Southampton from 13 to 15 June before heading to Germany.“We chose AMC because of its flexibility and the company’s attention to detail and workmanship, coupled with its willingness to meet the tight deadlines the client required,” said Bob Mainprize, manging director, Mainprize Offshore Ltd.He pointed out that from the keel being laid up to the handover, the build time for the MO4 has been less than nine months. This has meant a build time saving of almost four months reducing build finance cost and risk.“This means that MO4 will start to pay back four months earlier than any other builder can offer,” Mainprize added.last_img read more

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first_imgSpanish giants Atletico Madrid have made a breakthrough in their quest to sign Chelsea outcast Diego Costa.According to a report from popular Spanish newspaper AS, the Madrid-based outfit are expected to confirm a €60m fee for their former player.Diego Costa moved from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea in the summer of 2014 in a £32m deal and has won 2 English Premier League (EPL) titles in three seasons.The Brazilian-born Spanish international is due to undergo a medical on Thursday before being unveiled as an Atletico player in the next few days. He would however be unable to play for Diego Simeone’s side until January.Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban on signing new players will expire in January but Diego Costa can link up with the squad and regain his fitness after an extended spell out of action.Diego Costa has been out of action for a while after he was frozen out at the English champions by manager Antonio Conte. He has refused to return to London to train with the reserves and has spent the last few months in his hometown, Lagarto in Brazil.RelatedI Have Special Affection For Chelsea – Diego CostaSeptember 23, 2017In “England”LaLiga: Diego Costa Suffers Lengthy Match BanApril 11, 2019In “Spain”Antonio Conte: Diego Costa’s Chelsea Future Closed Since JanuaryJuly 21, 2017In “England”last_img read more

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