UGL, Babcock JV lands AU$200m Australian Navy contract

first_img View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article January 3, 2018 UGL, Babcock joint venture lands AU$200m Australian Navy contract View post tag: Babcock View post tag: Anzac classcenter_img Authorities View post tag: UGL Back to overview,Home naval-today UGL, Babcock joint venture lands AU$200m Australian Navy contract The joint venture team composed of UK defense contractor Babcock and Australia’s UGL has been awarded a new five year agreement for the maintenance of Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigates.Under a contract worth around £115 million (AU$200 million), the Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint venture will be delivering engineering services to sustain the eight frigates, starting in January 2018.The group maintenance contract is part of the long-term Australian Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA), a partnership between the Commonwealth of Australia, BAE Systems, SAAB, and Naval Ship Management (NSM) for the total asset management of the Anzac frigates through to the end of their life.The agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and NSM (AUST) was signed in May 2012 and was in full operation by October 2012.NSM will undertake the planning, scheduling, management and execution of preventative and corrective maintenance for the Anzac fleet and its system support facilities on the East and West Coast of Australia.“I am delighted that we have successfully achieved the next stage of the contract to look after Australia’s ANZAC fleet,” Babcock CEO Archie Bethel said. “Babcock has a long and successful history of working with the Australian Navy and we look forward to continuing that relationship over the next 14 years.”last_img read more

Developer bags a bargain in inner Brisbane suburb

first_imgThis property at 49 Victory St, Zillmere, has sold for $587,500. Pic supplied.DEMAND for development opportunities close to the city drove the sale of this rundown Zillmere property.The three-bedroom home on 810 sqm sold in just 10 days to a local developer for $587,500 after attracting seven offers.Selling agent Ben Jacobs of Ben Jacobs Real Estate said the sale of the property at 49 Victory Street defied the negative sentiment in the market surrounding unit oversupply.“I didn’t expect to see that level of interest in a property like that in Zillmere, so it shows there is a lot of interest in that area for development even in the current market,” he said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“Regardless of the sentiment in the market, there are definitely still developers willing to push ahead.” Inside the property at 49 Victory St, Zillmere. Pic supplied.Mr Jacobs said the property was attractive because of its price point and proximity to the CBD.“To be able to still pick up a block in the late $500,000s and develop it this close to the city is pretty good buying,” he said. The property comprises two lots on one title, enabling it to be split.It’s a short walk to Zillmere Train Station and close to state schools and Chermside Shopping Centre.The property is currently rented for $390 a week and leased until February 2018.last_img read more

ISP to increase patrols in March

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Police is joining with other law-enforcement agencies across Indiana this March to increase dangerous and impaired driving patrols for the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s Day. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is the important reminder coming from law enforcement agencies as the two heaviest drinking events of the year, St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Tournament, occur in March. All throughout March officers will be conducting federally funded overtime patrols and sobriety checkpoints in an effort to prevent dangerous and impaired driving.According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, or ICJI, in March of 2019, there were 433 alcohol-related crashes across Indiana, resulting in 205 injuries and five fatalities. Of those, 65 crashes and one fatality occurred during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend alone.“St. Patrick’s Day is one of, if not the biggest drinking days of the year,” said Robert Duckworth, ICJI Traffic Safety Director. “If you’re out celebrating, make the right choice and find a sober driver to get you, and your friends, home safely. Luck won’t keep you out of jail if you’re caught driving under the influence.”Impaired driving isn’t the only risk on the road in March, according to ICJI. Dangerous driving, which includes speed too fast for existing conditions and aggressive driving are also a concern and something officers will be watching for throughout the mobilization. Franklin, Ripley, and Decatur Counties have announced they will have extra officers on the roadways during March.Tips for staying safe include: Before the celebration begins, plan a safe way home.Never drive impaired.Remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.If you do drink, use a taxi, public transportation, ridesharing service or designate a sober friend or family member, and give them your keys.If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.If you know someone who is about to drive or ride impaired, take their keys and help make arrangements to get them home safely.last_img read more

REGIONAL Under-15 : Charles stars as Guyana beat T&T, Clarke fires for Barbados

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – All-rounder Rivaldo Clarke produced an outstanding performance to power hosts Barbados to their second straight win but Trinidad and Tobago stumbled to their second straight defeat, in the second round of the Regional Under-15 Championship here yesterday.Playing at 3W’s Oval, the Barbadians got the better of Leeward Islands by 35 runs while the Trinidadians slumped to a seven-run loss to Guyana at Lucas Street, in the southern parish of St Philip.At Crab Hill in the north of the island, Windward Islands grabbed their first victory when they downed Jamaica by eight wickets.However, it was Clarke who took centre stage with his all-round heroics. Sent in, Barbados rattled up 192 for seven off their 50 overs with Clarke stroking 76 off 114 deliveries with eight fours.The right-hander put on 70 for the second wicket with the left-handed Jacob Bethell who made 29Kenny Sutton (2-23) and Jaylen Francis (2-26) finished with two wickets apiece.In reply, the Leewards were dismissed for 157 off 44 overs with off-spinner Clarke grabbing six for 28.They were given a dashing start by Carlton Tuckett and Anderson Amurdan who staged a 69-run stand off just 86 deliveries.Tuckett did the bulk of the scoring striking four boundaries in an attractive 54 off 90 balls while Amurdan made 15 from 34 deliveries.Left-arm spinner Renacko Belgrave accounted for both, but it was Clarke who sliced through the middle and lower orders with a devastating spell, as the Leewards lost their last seven wickets for 44 runs.T&T’s poor form meanwhile continued as they failed to overhaul a target of 134 and were dismissed for 126.Opener Kyle Roopchand top-scored with 37 off 86 balls with three fours but was the only one to pass 20 as the Trinidadians lost wickets steadily.They were undone by new-ball bowler Sheldon Charles who claimed three for 24 while Andre Seepersaud picked up two for 12.Sent in earlier, Guyana were lifted by Charles’ top score of 42 as they were bowled out for 133 with two balls left in the innings.Arriving at number six, he faced 84 balls and counted four boundaries before being last out.Darren Samlal led Trinidad with four for 18 while Aneil Pitiram ended with three 30.In the other game, Ackeem Auguste stroked 62 as Windward Islands chased down Jamaica’s 133 all out to win in the 42nd over.Sanjay Walker had earlier scored 35 and Jordan Johnson, 27, to lead Jamaica’s batting.last_img read more