The chairman of engineering firm OGN has called on the Government to step in and support the UK’s offshore fabrication industry or risk losing it altogether.
Dennis Clark was responding to outrage among his firm’s staff that a key contract OGN lost out on to overseas competition had run into significant delays and price increases.
Mr Clark said the delays to Statoil’s Mariner project – due to a glut of work in Korean yards – was just the latest example of a flawed tendering process, exacerbated by lack of Government leadership.
Having approached senior Government ministers on numerous occasions regarding the issue, Mr Clark said the offshore fabrication sector faces even bigger crisis than the UK’s steel industry.
If you invest enough energy into anything, you can turn it into an art or science. Plus it’s pretty entertaining.
Take the Extreme Chunkin event at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday and Sunday in Loudon.
“It’s good clean fun,” said Steven Pierce, a member of Team American Chunker, which holds the world record for launching a pumpkin the robust distance of 4,694.68 feet.
Team American Chunker in 2013 set the record at the 28th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association World Championship, which was broadcast by the Discovery & Science Channel.
“It was very exciting,” said Pierce. “We have an incredible group.”
His 25-plus member team represents backgrounds in science, agriculture, engineering, fabrication, construction, weather forecasting, ballistics, radar and thermal imaging. - See more at:
Zaib Husain and Azam Shahani wanted to give makers the ability to perform almost any digital fabrication with one tool. Their solution is Makerarm, a digital fabrication system that can 3D print, laser etch, carve foam, solder, assemble and more. Makerarm is running a Kickstarter funding campaign that will end on November 10, 2015.