The new 6,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Hang Jun 6008 has successfully completed sea trials in the area outside the Yangtze Estuary in China.The new dredger was built at the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) shipyard with basic engineering and dredging automation systems for the vessels supplied by Royal IHC in the Netherlands.In total, IHC delivered the design, the dredging installation, automation, electrical installation and onsite support.The newbuild is the first of the two 6500m³ TSHD’s for IHC customer CHECD (CHEC Dredging Company Ltd.) – a subsidiary of CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company Ltd.The second TSHD named Hang Jun 6009 will go on sea trials this March.
GAYLORD, Minn. – There’s plenty of snow on the track but Brett Allen is in the running for a couple big paydays. The IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car driver from Gaylord, Minn., is one of nearly 400 competitors from all forms of motor sports entered in the Champion Spark Plugs-sponsored Search for a Champion contest.Voting conducted through Feb. 2 via the www.alwaysachampion.com website will determine 15 finalists, each of whom receive $5,000 Champion sponsorships.After finalists have been determined, a second round of voting runs from Feb. 21-March 23. The winner of a $50,000 grand prize sponsorship will be announced on March 31.Drivers, fans and friends can cast one electronic ballot each day. Allen started racing in 1995 and competed in the winged class from 2005 until being injured in a campfire accident in 2008. He returned to race in 2013, dedicating the season to late friend and fellow driver Dan Grams. Allen won the Grams Memorial event and four more features enroute to capturing Arlington Raceway and Allstar Performance Minnesota State crowns.A two-minute video accessible through the same Champion website tells more about Allen’s career and racing goals.
Tipperary have already secured a place in next month’s quarter-finals as they are still unbeaten in Division 1A after a thrilling draw with the cats on Saturday .Manager Michael Ryan believes their most recent encounter shows that gaining a stranglehold over the Marble County will be extremely difficult… Cork were among the teams tipped for relegation, but an impressive 1-21 to 1-13 win over Waterford means they’ve jumped to third in the table.Waterford now needs a win away to Clare in two weeks to secure a quarter-final spot, after the Banner defeated Dublin by 2 points.The Dubs sit bottom of the table and welcome Kilkenny to Parnell Park on the final day.