In August, UK based Solar Solve Marine received an order from their Australian Distributor to supply 49 SOLASOLV® roller screens for the vessel HMAS Canberra. The vessel is the first of two new Landing Helicopter Docks which are being built for the Royal Australian Navy. Construction of the vessel began in 2011 and the hull was built by Navantia in Spain before being transported to BAE Systems Australia in late 2012 for completion. This vessel will be the largest ship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy.SOLASOLV® anti glare screens are installed at the windows of all types of ships, rigs and cranes worldwide. They are an essential safety product, effectively rejecting up to 87% of heat and up to 93% of glare from the sun. Eye-strain is significantly reduced ensuring visual displays are easier to read, and a clear outward view is maintained for safer navigation and marine operations. A more ambient room temperature means that the crew are less prone to fatigue which can lead to human error. Suitable for newbuilds and retrofits, SOLASOLV® screens are guaranteed for 7 years and Type Approved by Lloyds, ABS and DNV.Paul Hopkins, Sales & Marketing Executive commented, “We are delighted to be awarded such a prestigious contract. SOLASOLV® sunscreens are installed on many foreign naval vessels throughout the world and we must thank our Australian Distributor and in particular Scott Dalziel who is based in Port Adelaide for all of his efforts in securing this order.”[mappress]Press Release, September 05, 2013; Image: Solar Solve Marine Solar Solve Marine to Supply 49 SOLASOLV® Roller Screens for HMAS Canberra View post tag: Roller September 5, 2013 Equipment & technology View post tag: 49% Back to overview,Home naval-today Solar Solve Marine to Supply 49 SOLASOLV® Roller Screens for HMAS Canberra Share this article View post tag: solve View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: Canberra View post tag: Supply View post tag: Defence View post tag: Screens View post tag: solar View post tag: News by topic View post tag: marine View post tag: Navy View post tag: SOLASOLV®
The Ocean City High School girls’ varsity swim team celebrates a victory over Mainland Regional in the South Jersey Public B semifinal on Feb. 10, 2014. The Ocean City High School defeated Princeton, 94-76, in the semifinals of the state Public B High School Girls Swimming Tournament on Wednesday afternoon in Neptune.The Red Raiders advance to a state championship meet on Sunday at The College of New Jersey against Chatham High School or Mountain Lakes High School.The meet included pool records by Ocean City senior Noel Styer in the 50 free (23.77 seconds) and freshman Amanda Nunan in the 500 free (4:59.56).The Red Raider girls won their first South Jersey title last week and now have a chance to bring home a state title. The Ocean City High School girls’ varsity swim team celebrates a victory over Mainland Regional in the South Jersey Public B semifinal on Feb. 10, 2014.
The UK government has today launched a consultation on improving outcomes for defined contribution (DC) pension schemes, which encourages investment in a more diverse range of long-term assets, including illiquid products such as venture capital and green infrastructure.The consultation, which runs until 30 October 2020, is the government’s response to the February 2019 consultation Investment Innovation and Future Consolidation.In addition to promoting investment portfolio diversification, it also consults further on changes to regulations and statutory guidance designed to improve DC pension scheme governance, and signal the UK’s commitment to transparent disclosure to scheme members.Under diversification, the government is proposing amendments to the charge cap to accommodate performance fees in order to facilitate investment in illiquid investments, and “to put the exclusion of physical assets on a statutory footing”, it said. “We also announce our intention to develop a further alternative option for schemes to use in calculating performance fees, to facilitate investment in less liquid assets such as venture capital,” it added.Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion, said: “We want all pensions scheme members to benefit from efficient administration, first class investment governance, and access to diversified investment strategies.”He added that it is important to “encourage scale and innovation by pension schemes, and help drive new investment in important sectors of the economy as we build back better”.LCP welcomed the government’s relaxation of charge cap rules which should free up further interest and support for illiquid assets.“It’s also interesting to see the greater clarity and support to hold physical assets outside of the charge cap restrictions, clearly highlighting the intent to allow infrastructure focused investments. The charge cap relaxations and clarities offered are going to help significantly with enhancing investment strategy design,” the consultancy added.ConsolidationAdditional steps to encourage the consolidation of smaller pension schemes into larger schemes are also included in the consultation.“We believe consolidation is the most effective way to ensure that all savers are receiving the best value from well governed schemes that can achieve economies of scale,” the consultation paper noted, adding that consolidation will also deliver greater opportunities for members to access a more diverse range of investment products and investment strategies.Of around 3,000 DC schemes on The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) register, approximately 2,150 have 100 members or less. Of these, approximately 850 have between 12 and 100 members and 1,300 have less than 12 members.Most smaller schemes are also paying higher charges than larger schemes, with average charges in smaller schemes nearly double that of the largest schemes. Members of some of these smaller schemes are therefore likely to achieve better value in a larger scheme, the paper concluded.“We propose that the new value for members assessment applies for schemes with less than £100m in total assets that have been operating for at least three years at the end of the previous scheme year from when their chair’s statement falls due,” it said.LCP believes the £100m (€106m) mark for smaller schemes “seems a good level for requiring them to assess whether they offer value for money compared to the market”.The full consultation can be found here.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.