HHI Lines Up 10,000th HiMSEN

first_imgzoom Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), South Korean shipbuilder and marine engine manufacturer, produced the 10,000th Hi-Touch Marine and Stationary Engine (HiMSEN) installed on a 14,000 TEU containership ordered from Costamare, Greece. HiMSENs are medium speed 4-stroke engines independently developed in 2001 by HHI with 10 years of research and development. They can be used for ship propulsion and power generation for onshore power plants.Having started with HiMSEN diesel engines, HHI has now gas engines and a dual fuel model.HHI has the world’s market share of 22%, having exported the 4-stroke engines to 550 clients from 43 countries over the past 15 years.Costamare has 5 newbuilds with capacity of 14,000 TEU on order which will enter into long term time charters with Evergreen. Ordered in 2013 in a batch of 9 newbuilds, the boxships are scheduled to be delivered until the 3rd quarter of 2016.last_img read more

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Symposium Explores Opportunities for Disabled Persons

first_imgOpportunities to make life better for Nova Scotians with disabilities will be discussed at a symposium Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1, in Halifax. The 4th Annual Symposium on Inclusive Education and Employment focuses on challenges and opportunities persons with disabilities face in the workplace and with education. The theme this year is Discover the Ability in Disability – Learning and Employing with Confidence. The symposium coincides with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held annually Dec. 3., and promotes a greater awareness and understanding of disability issues. About 10 per cent of people in the world, or 650 million, live with disabilities. In Nova Scotia, one in every five people live with a disability. “It is important that people with disabilities have the same opportunity to identify by what they do rather than be excluded from the workforce,” said Minister responsible for the Human Rights Act Ross Landry. “Being in the labour force gives everyone a sense of belonging, and the symposium is an excellent opportunity to highlight the obstacles disabled persons face and how they can be overcome.” A new provincial Workforce Strategy, part of the jobsHere, will also help to address the economic challenges faced by disabled persons. The strategy provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members and caregivers, and provides funding and grants for students with disabilities completing post-secondary study. For more details go to, careers.novascotia.ca/disabilities. “The strategy includes services and information for persons with disabilities and provides funding and grants for students with disabilities completing post-secondary study,” said Minister responsible for the Disabled Persons Commission Denise Peterson- Rafuse. “The government has been committed to having more disabled persons join the workforce, and through jobsHere, we have developed programs that help disabled people find employment and make career decisions.” Highlights this year include a keynote address by author and mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau, and a workshop by author and educator Mark Nagler. During the symposium, the Lieutenant Governor’s Employer Partnership Award for Persons with Disabilities will be presented to honour employers and persons with disabilities that have done outstanding work. “We present the award to recognize those people who have made that extra effort to help people with disabilities find work,” said Janice Ainsworth, co-chair of the Collaborative Partnership Network. “These are people who have made a profound difference in the lives of others and are contributing to a change in attitude by society.” The symposium is being held at the Harbourfront Marriott, 1919 Upper Water St. Captioning and sign language interpreters will be available. For details go to www.idpd.ca.last_img read more

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