Aquamarine Subsea has been awarded a frame agreement with Songa Offshore for provision of a ‘Continuous Class Program’ for the high pressure manifolds on the four CAT D rigs.The duration of the contract is 5 years with an option of 5 additional years.The scope is to be responsible for the continuous classing of all high-pressure manifolds for the four Cat D rigs. Typical work consists of upgrade, exchange and re-certify HP manifolds components, such as valves, blocks and spools. This scope of work is a part of Songa Offshore’s total program for continuous classing.The upgrade and re-certification work will be executed at Aquamarine Subsea Jørpeland facility and on the rigs during operation and will contribute to increased operational efficiency and reduced SPS cost.
Stepping up after the injuries to AnnMarie Brown and Taylor Wurtz, Jacki Gulczynski has became a scoring and rebounding machine in her sophomore season.[/media-credit]It’s often said life can work in mysterious ways, and everything – whether good or bad – happens for a reason. Even the most disappointing, heartbreaking moments can have a lining of silver behind them that is not at first visible.When the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (11-13, 3-8 Big Ten) lost both Taylor Wurtz and AnnMarie Brown to season-ending injuries earlier in the season, any possible silver lining appeared to be hidden behind the cloud of darkness as a result of the injuries. But the brief stint of darkness was shattered when sophomore forward Jacki Gulczynski burst onto the scene for the Badgers.Two games after Wurtz sat out for the first time, Gulczynski scored in double-figures for the first time in her two-year career, notching 14 against Marquette. Since that game, Gulczynski has gone on a rampage, scoring double-digits in 17 straight games including the victory over Marquette. She is also the second-leading scorer on the Badgers averaging 12.4 points per game, a mark good for 14th in the Big Ten.When asked whether she thought she would be in this scoring role at the beginning of the season, Gulczynski was quite humble and team-oriented in her reply.“Anything can happen,” Gulczynski said. “If I were to say at the beginning of the year that [being the second leader scorer] was my main goal, it wasn’t. I just seemed to come into this role and kind of do whatever my team really needed from me.”Gulczynski has not only stepped up this season with a short roster, but she has surprised many, especially with performances like she recorded last Thursday at Ohio State. Despite a 65-59 double-overtime loss to the Buckeyes, Gulczynski tallied a career-high in both points and rebounds with 32 and 15 respectively, her sixth double-double of the season.Even head coach Bobbie Kelsey was somewhat taken aback by such a dominating performance, but now says she expects more from Gulcznski with only nine active players.“I knew she was capable, but you never know until kids are in those situations whether they’re going to step up or not. It’s nice to see her step up because now we can hold her to that standard. We depend on her to do it because she has to,” Kelsey said.A year ago, Kelsey would have had trouble believing in and depending on Gulczynski, but what a difference a year makes. Gulczynski is the most improved scorer in the Big Ten this season, averaging 9.9 points better per game than she did last season. The 6-foot-1 forward is also third in the conference in three-point field goal percentage – it’s not just Wisconsin men’s basketball that has long-range post players. And with the level of consistency Gulczynski is showing, Kelsey has reason to depend on her young forward.But what has made the difference in Gulczynski’s breakout season? Well, according to assistant coach Alysiah Bond, whom Gulczynski works closely with, it’s confidence and the right attitude.“She’s more experienced, and she basically made her mind up that, ‘This is my opportunity.’ Her confidence has grown from game to game,” Bond said. “She got off to a bit of a slow start production wise, but I think she just needed to be reminded of what she is capable of. Not just talking about it, but she’s going out and showing it and done so with consistency.”That right attitude includes Gulczynski’s work ethic, which has allowed her to refine her shooting motion through many extra hours in the gym. Whether by herself, or with Bond rebounding for her, Gulczynski has proven to herself, coaches and teammates she is willing to do the work to become a better player and shooter. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the points column of the 17 most recent box scores for Gulczynski.Bond had a recent talk with Gulczynski about her expectations for this season and the upcoming ones, but said she had no worries about Gulczynski’s potential because of her drive to be better.“I never try to put a ceiling on what someone is capable of. If they put it all together, you can see glimpses. What never leaves her is her ability to knock down shots. She’s a post player, yet her stroke is sweet. Her stroke is mean. If you come in the gym and watch her she can consistently knock down shots, and she can do so outside the three, obviously,” Bond said.“When you just look at the numbers from left to right on the season, you see consistency. You see high numbers. Anytime someone can be near 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three and 90 percent from the line you know you’re really onto something. So she has that ability. You can see with all the different ways she can score that it opens up the doors for that to happen.”So whether Wisconsin finishes first or last this season, when the final whistle blows, the Badgers will have solace in knowing their future is bright. Bright from the spark Gulczynski has lit under the Badgers this season, lining their once gloomy skies with silver. Perhaps gold is not too far in the future.
The Dark Blues’ faint title hopes were extinguished with defeat to Ireland last week but they will be keen to propel themselves up the table with victory against the tournament’s whipping boys after wins against France and England.Wing Tommy Seymour returns from injury to replace Blair Kinghorn in Rome on Saturday, while centre Nick Grigg makes his first championship start as he takes the place of Pete Horne, whose blunder put Ireland on their way to victory in Dublin.Townsend has made three further changes to the pack, with hooker Fraser Brown, prop Willem Nel and lock Tim Swinson all promoted from the bench in place of Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan and Grant Gilchrist.Lock Richie Gray and prop Zander Fagerson could also make their first appearances of the campaign, having shrugged off injuries to be named among the substitutes.”There were a number of positives in how we took the game to Ireland in attack and defence but this didn’t lead to us scoring enough points to win the game,” said Townsend.”We’ve been pleased with how the players have responded to last week’s disappointment, with the energy they have brought to training and a determination to improve our performance in our final match.””Playing Italy will be a very tough game — it always has been for any Scotland side,” he added. “We are ready for the challenge and have an experienced group of players working hard to finish our campaign with a positive performance and result.”
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