VIDEO: Clacton to Holland-on-Sea Coastal Scheme

first_imgSignificant progress has been made over the first few months on a £36 million scheme to improve coastal defenses between Holland-on-Sea and Clacton.The main contractor for the scheme is VBA Joint Venture Limited, with the project being managed by Mott MacDonald.This video shows the start of the full beach recharge for phase one of the coastal protection scheme.Material is being pumped via pipe to the beaches from the dredger Causeway anchored off the shoreline.The current works program runs through to early January and a decision on continuing to work through the winter will be taken later this autumn when more accurate weather predictions are available.[mappress mapid=”19383″]Dredging Today Stafflast_img

SR International Logistics returns to GPLN

first_imgDenver-based SR International Logistics has re-joined the GPLN, LAP Projects added in Singapore.”We are happy to see them back with the old gang,” says Gary Dale Cearley, GPLN executive director. “They are back in our group now after a respite and will be joining our booth at Power-Gen International 2010 so for members who make it to this show will get to see them early.”The company is a premier special project/heavy equipment forwarder and expediting provider. The company has handled mining processing plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, aluminium can lines, hotel/resort projects, pipelines, cooling towers as well as various other manufactured cargoes andheavy equipment operations throughout the world. It is active with a number of other activities involved in port handling for project cargoes such as packaging, stripping and stuffing containers, lashing and securing shipments of project cargoes and containers worldwide. More information about SR International Logistics can be seen here: http://www.srinternational.comMeanwhile Singapore-based alternative wind energy logistics and yacht shipping specialist LAP Projects (Asia) has also joined the GPLN.The company, formally known as Asia Wind & Energy Services, is a leading Asia-focus integrated wind power transportation and logistics operator founded over 14 years ago and offering a full service transport package for over-dimensional cargoes, break bulk and heavy lift, such as wind and power generation project, transformers, agriculture and construction, machinery, heavy equipment for mining, oil and gas and other industries, as well as various types of heavy haul cargoes.”We welcome LAP Projects (Asia) Pte Ltd to the GPLN team,” added Dale Cearley. More information about LAP Projects (Asia) can be seen here: http://lap-group.com The GPLN is a non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land, as well as specialised lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.last_img read more

QPR v Blackburn player ratings

first_imgSee also:Onuoha rescues point for QPR against BlackburnRamsey ‘gobsmacked’ after QPR concede two yet againQPR fans on Twitter react to Blackburn drawRamsey convinced QPR’s new signings ‘will come good’ Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Nedum Onuoha rescued a point for QPR against Blackburn. Here’s how we rated the Rangers players in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Loftus Road.Alex Smithies: 5His fumble gifted Blackburn the lead but he did make an excellent point-blank save from Jordan Rhodes.AdChoices广告James Perch: 6Was often drawn into marauding too far forward, leaving the dangerous Craig Conway with space to exploit in behind. That left Rangers often losing their defensive shape, although Perch did help create some promising openings.Nedum Onuoha: 6Really struggled to deal with the threat of Rhodes, one of the best players in the Championship, throughout the match. Rhodes turned Onuoha with relative ease for Rovers’ second goal and the centre-half continually struggled with the striker’s movement, but did score an important headed equaliser.Gabriele Angella: 6Provided good physical presence, particularly aerially in dealing with the frequent crosses that came in from both flanks. However, struggled when isolated against the impressive Rhodes and was beaten in the air in the build up to Blackburn’s second goal.Paul Konchesky: 7Was comfortable in defence and shackled the visitors’ attacking threat well. Looked the most comfortable of the back four, making various crucial interceptions through good positioning, and put in some teasing crosses at the other end.Karl Henry: 7Was a calming presence in front of a back four that struggled with Rhodes. Improved as the game went on and provided plenty of important tackles.Daniel Tozser: 7Had a disappointing first half but began to show his ability thereafter as Rangers improved. His set-piece for their second goal showed genuine quality and enabled the hosts to rescue a point.Matt Philips; 6Was very quiet in the first half but better in the second, when he managed to create some openings.Massimo Luongo: 6Had a somewhat disappointing match, losing the ball cheaply on several occasions early on before gradually improving. Needed to track back more though.Tjaronn Chery: 5Failed to take an excellent opportunity just before half-time when heading over from six yards after good work from Charlie Austin. Withdrawn with a quarter of the game left.Charlie Austin: 8 Was kept quiet for the first half-hour but was involved in most of Rangers’ best work after that, including their first goal.Jamie Mackie: 7The substitute provided vim and vigour for Rangers, chasing every lost cause. His return from injury was a welcome sight.last_img read more

Eventful first day on Cyprus Rally

first_imgIn an action-packed day which saw the race leader change three times, Finland’s Juuso Nordgren moved into first place on the final stage of the first Leg of the Cyprus Rally, the fourth round of the European Rally Championship (ERC), and the stage is set for a thrilling final Leg, which starts at 07.30 on Sunday.Despite a loss of turbo valve pressure and being bedevilled by punctures, Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah took the lead halfway through Saturday’s first Leg after the event’s early leader, Alexey Lukyanuk, crashed out on special stage (SS) 4. The Russian had set the pace on the morning stages, pulling out a 5.6 second advantage over Al Attiyah at the halfway point, but he crashed into the barrier on stage 4 and Portugal’s Bruno Magalhaes, who is just 14 points behind Lukyanuk on the championship leaderboard, could see his chance. He’d been driving steadily to avoid the rocks and had escaped the punctures that afflicted so many of his rivals – Al Attiyah had punctures in SS4 and SS5 and since he had only one spare in his car he had to cover the last stage effectively on three wheels. It cost him over a minute and he limped back to the regroup in fourth place. Leading Cypriot Simos Galatariotis had a relatively easy day, clocking top-five times on every stage to arrive at regroup lying second, having been overhauled on the last stage of the day by Nordgren, who went to bed with a cushion of just 4.6 seconds between his Skoda Fabia R5 and the Cypriot’s. Magalhaes inherited third place, just 8.8 seconds adrift of the race leader, but he knows that Nasser is right behind him and has vowed to come out “all guns blazing” on Sunday’s final Leg. Only 48.4 seconds separates the top four contenders.It was an eventful first day, with several drivers experiencing problems, and many commenting on how slippery some of the stages were. An incident on SS3 saw Andreas Psaltis’ steering break just over one and a half kilometres into the test, blocking the road. The rally was stopped while marshals moved his car, causing a 47-minute delay in the running time. Alexandros Tsouloftas had been running well throughout the day, and started the last stage in fourth overall, his eyes set on a podium finish, but he was forced to retire on the final stage with a broken wishbone.On Sunday the crews cover seven stages over 114 kilometres, the highlight being the Super Special Stage in the centre of Nicosia, which starts just after 09.30. The rally finishes tonight on Larnaca seafront at 6pm.last_img read more