Offshore classification organization ABS has been selected by Seacor Marine to class the first offshore support vessel (OSV) in the Gulf of Mexico to operate using hybrid power.Seacor requested the Battery-Li notation for its Seacor Maya OSV currently operated by Mantenimiento Express Maritimo (Mexmar), Seacor Marine’s joint venture in Mexico.ABS said on Monday that the OSV was being upgraded to use lithium battery power, with modifications expected to be completed in May 2018.ABS’ director for offshore support vessels, Wei Huang, said: “ABS recognizes the economic and environmental benefits of hybrid-powered vessels to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in the marine and offshore industries. This milestone reinforces our safety mission and promotes the development of alternative power applications and energy storage systems that optimize efficiencies.”Seacor’s manager of engineering, Tim Clerc, added: “The hybrid power solution on the Seacor Maya has the potential to significantly reduce fuel consumption—by as much as 20 percent. To help Seacor realize the benefit of using cutting-edge hybrid power, we partnered with ABS, to class the lithium battery system, to help validate its reliability. The operational savings gained from a hybrid power solution will also reduce emissions and facilitate our compliance with strict environmental regulations.”Seacor also engaged ABS to provide the optional Battery-Li notation, on three additional OSVs operated by Mexmar, planned to upgrade to a similar battery system.The conversion to hybrid power for the Seacor Azteca, Seacor Warrior, and Seacor Viking is expected to be completed in July 2018.The lithium-ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) for all four vessels was agreed to be supplied by Corvus Energy while Kongsberg was contracted to deliver technology upgrades for the Azteca, Warrior, and Viking OSVs in late January. Under the contract, Kongsberg will deliver and install a hybrid power and DP upgrade on the vessels.Kongsberg was also contracted for the same work on the Seacor Maya in September 2017.
Liverpool could have Steven Caulker in their squad for tomorrows match at home to Arsenal.The Reds are trying to sign the 24 year old defender on loan from QPR.Caulker has spent the first half of the season on loan at Southampton. There are three games tonight.18th placed Newcastle host 5th placed Manchester United, Bournemouth welcome West Ham and Aston Villa take on Crystal Palace. Jonjo Shelvey is on his way to Newcastle from Swansea in a deal worth around £12 million, the Swans sit just 2 points above the Magpies in the table at present. The youngster has been a regular this season.He made his England debut against Estonia in October last year.
PITTSBURGH — Three weeks after he returned to the lineup and nearly three months after he was hit by a pitch, Justin Turner’s left wrist still hurts.He knew it would.“Everyone I’ve talked to who’s done it before said there’s probably going to be a few months of dealing with crap,” Turner said. “Really, it’s been almost three months and yesterday was the first time it’s really flared up.“You can’t be too disappointed about it. There’s going to be good days and bad days until it completely goes away – and when that day is, nobody really has an answer.” Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ “I’m 100 percent satisfied with the quality of my at-bats,” Turner said, pausing. “If I told you I was happy with my results, I’d be lying to you. I don’t think there’s a guy in here right now who’d say they’re happy with their results – except maybe Matt Kemp. (Max) Muncy’s having a good year. But I’m sure he’d rather be hitting .300 with nine homers.“I don’t think anyone’s ever satisfied. That’s why we’re in here working every day.”Related Articles Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Turner acknowledged that the wrist that was fractured by that pitch in a Cactus League game on March 19 “hasn’t felt 100 percent yet.” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave him Tuesday off (on the heels of the team’s off day Monday), hoping the two-day rest combined with the treatment Turner is receiving would give his third baseman some relief from the soreness in his wrist.“It’s something he’s going to have to deal with unfortunately for the next month or two, off and on,” Roberts said. “Just talking to him, it’s something that’s low on the soreness scale. It’s something he can manage.”Turner acknowledged that, saying, “Swinging or taking ground balls, it’s not going to break again. There’s going to be some soreness in there that I’m going to have to deal with.” That also affects his range of motion with his left hand, Turner said.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“It’s something that I knew going into it, from talking to Freddie Freeman, talking to (Ian) Desmond this weekend,” Turner said, mentioning players who had similar injuries. “It’s just something that they said is going to (stink) for a little bit.”Roberts said Turner has told him it doesn’t really bother him while hitting, mostly just when he has to reach to backhand a ground ball. But through Wednesday’s game, Turner was batting .243 with a .668 OPS and only five extra-base hits (four doubles and one home run) in 19 games since returning from the injury. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error