Sleipnir; Image courtesy of HeeremaSingapore-based Sembcorp Marine has completed Heerema’s Sleipnir semi-submersible crane vessel, dubbed the biggest and strongest in the world, and the first LNG-powered vessel of its kind.Heerema said last week that the world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) was set to enter service in the coming months.SSCV Sleipnir has a 220-meter by 102-metre reinforced deck area, making it the largest crane vessel to be built. It is also equipped with two 10,000-tonne revolving cranes which can lift loads of up to 20,000 tonnes in tandem. According to the company, no other existing crane vessel has this capability.Sleipnir can accommodate 400 persons and will be deployed globally for installing and removing jackets, topsides, deep-water foundations, moorings, and other offshore structures.The vessel stands out as the world’s first crane vessel with dual-fuel engines running on marine gas oil (MGO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) which makes it able to operate sustainably across all environmental jurisdictions.Heerema has already secured contracts to deploy the vessel in various offshore energy developments, including the Leviathan topsides installation in the Mediterranean Sea, Tyra jackets and topsides installation and removal in the Danish North Sea, Brae B jackets and topsides removal in the UK North Sea, as well as transportation and installation of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha HVAC platform in the North Sea, off the Dutch coast.The company added that the vessel would leave for sea trials shortly and was scheduled for delivery to Heerema soon afterward.
Ghanaian striker, Jordan Ayew has been named the 7th best player in Europe over the last month.The Black Stars striker was in the form of a lifetime for his club side, Crystal Palace, before the suspension of the league season, banging in two goals in as many games and earning lots of his praise for his overall performances.Jordan Ayew, 28, has proven to be a certified match-winner for the English Premier League side, scoring five winners for Palace this season and winning 17 points in the process.See the two match-winning goals Jordan Ayew scored to ensure wins for Crystal Palace:🤩 How many times have you watched this?#CPFC pic.twitter.com/jlAtFdVl98— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 1, 2020 Kai Havertz – 93.7 (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) Jordan Ayew – 94.0 (Crystal Palace FC) Nikola Maksimović – 94.3 (SSC Napoli) Joshua Kimmich – 93.0 (FC Bayern München)12 Marcos Alonso – 93.0(Chelsea FC) Serge Gnabry – 96.5 (FC Bayern München) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 93.3 (Arsenal FC)Jonathan Tah – 93.3 (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) Strike.#CPFC pic.twitter.com/Js45C1pBOW— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 7, 2020According to the report compiled by International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory, the Black Stars goal poacher was ranked among the likes of Juan Cuadrado of Juventus, Serge Gnabry of Bayern Munich and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal.Jordan was ranked higher than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar for the period.He is also notably one of only two players from the Premier League in the top 10, along with Aubameyang, while Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso placed 12th.CIES Football Observatory outlined the criteria they used for their ranking in their latest report.These were categorised into six areas – shooting, change creation, distribution, rigour, recovery and take on.These were further broken down to include creativity, vision, technique, accuracy and risk-taking among other things.Here is the list of the best players for the month of February/MarchJuan Cuadrado – 97.3 (Juventus FC) Thomas Müller – 94.7 (FC Bayern München) Fabián Ruiz – 95.7 (SSC Napoli)Luis Alberto – 95.7 (SS Lazio) read more
Football Club Sarajevo and SFK 2000 Sarajevo invite all girls between five and 18 years of age to apply for School of Football “Asim Ferhatović-Hase”.Training is free, and all interested should come to the Department for Youth Squad and Membership in the Maršala Tita Street number 38b and fill in the application form.In addition, besides filling in the application form, all girls who decide to begin with football training must also become members of the Football Club Sarajevo, and in order to take over their white membership card they need to pay 20 BAM – the amount of annual membership fee.Staff of SFK 2000 Sarajevo is the most successful woman football club in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, and one of the aims of the club is to give an opportunity to as many girls as possible from their own squad to participate in winning new trophies and achieving significant international successes by playing for the senior team, the FC Sarajevo stated.(Source: novovrijeme.ba) read more