The Jetsons house of tomorrow, here today

first_img‘Dome house’ which is finished with ROCKCOTE render.Welcome to the future.While it may look like something straight from The Jetsons, it’s not an artist’s impression. This house is right here, right now and was doable thanks to a Sunshine Coast-based national company’s product and their highly trained tradespeople.The products used included Rockcote’s cement, polymer-modified powder blend render externally, and water-based, acrylic compound render inside.Rockcote, based in Yandina, worked in conjunction with renderers and fully qualified Rockcote master artisans Render X’s Matt Jamieson and Gold Coast Render Technologies’ Chris Porpep.The products used included Rockcote’s cement, polymer-modified powder blend render externally, and water-based, acrylic compound render inside.>>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK< read more

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Home builder embarks on first multi-residential project

first_img >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< The duo were experts in the knockdown and rebuild industry, having completed several projects within the Camp Hill and Coorparoo area. Developer: ZD Projects Price: From early $2 million Location: 47 Collings St, Balmoral The development comprises three residences overlooking Hawthorne and Bulimba with sweeping views all the way to the Brisbane city skyline. Yacht racing millionaire flicks massive Riparian unit THE BASICS The proposed bedroom. Noosa market blitzes rest of state MORE: 47 COLLINGS The development, 47 Collings, is due for completion by the end of 2019.Experienced home builders Zac Krstev and David Liekari of ZD Projects have embarked on their first multi-residential development.center_img Innovation saves parking dilemmas The project is due to be completed by the end of 2019.Place Kangaroo Point director Simon Caulfield is marketing 47 Collings, phone 0437 935 912 for more information. The existing home, which Mr Krstev said had been occupied by squatters on and off for the past six years, was demolished two weeks ago.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“When we first drove past, we though geez this is a tough spot to work with, because they didn’t have a driveway or a garage, and there is a lot of digging and excavation that has to be done to make it usable.”It was the location that sold them on the site, which embraces Brisbane’s cafe culture and is within walking distance from the local City Cat terminal. Zac Krstev and his business parter David Liekari have swapped building luxury homes to develop this three apartment complex in Balmoral.“A lot of times in this area you get a house that’s on two lots and you knock it down and build two new homes,” Mr Krstev said.“We started out small, a family company, my wife (Sara) is a designer, so she worked in the industry for about 10 years before we decided to do our thing.“We design and build top end luxury homes in the Camp Hill/Coorparoo area.”Mr Krstev said after hearing of buyers off-the-plan experiences, they wanted to bring another level of luxury and integrity to the unit market. RELATED: The proposed open-plan living zone that opens out on to a balcony.“Originally we considered the option of just one house, but at that price point, it would make it a $6m plus, which isn’t that affordable,” Mr Krstev said.“But when you turn it into three units, you’re not losing that much, except for a little bit of backyard and you’re talking at a massive difference in the amount of people that can afford it and enjoy the beautiful location, views and elevation.” The proposed city view from one of the apartments.“We’ve been doing luxury homes for I guess seven or eight years … we started looking around at something different, like units and just noticed a lot of the finishes and spec level was not as high as we expected compared to houses.“We thought wanted to give this a try and add that level of luxury to the unit market and just a smaller development.“What you see is what you get, when it comes to the pictures and hopefully people will be pleasantly surprised with the end product, rather than disappointed,” he said.“A lot of times I’ve heard you get the nice renders and you buy off that and then when you get the end product it’s not what you expect.“I am hoping it will be other way around and we build quality from the ground up.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen3 steps to creating a duplex01:30last_img read more

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Queensland’s most popular streets: Why everyone wants to live here

first_imgThis house at 50 Dauphin Tce, Highgate Hill, is on the market for $11m. To meet the data requirements, the streets needed at least five listings onsite over the three-year period.Dauphin Terrace, just 2.5km from Brisbane’s CBD, has attracted plenty of attention recently because of a waterfront mansion that is currently on the market for an eye-watering $11 million. The trophy home at 50 Dauphin Tce has two street frontage, two self-contained guest quarters, 60m river frontage, a pontoon for a 60m vessel, seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, parking for five cars, a 23m gas-heated pool, four separate decks, an electronic boat lift and a boathouse. This house at 17 Glauca St, Burleigh Heads, is for sale.Streets in Tugun, Currumbin Waters and Mermaid Waters are also in demand among home hunters.In Brisbane, Ashfield Street in East Brisbane is the third most sought-after street in Queensland, according to realestate.com.au.A luxury, Hamptons-style new build in the street sold for $4 million last year. MORE: New home hot spots revealed This house at 10 Morgan St, Ascot, is for sale.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoDalma Street in Norman Park, in Brisbane’s inner east, is also one of the state’s most in-demand suburbs.Alison and Matthew Clayton have lived in their house at 10 Dalma Street for the past five years since moving from Sydney to Brisbane for work.The family is now downsizing as the kids have almost flown the coup, but they are reluctant to leave.“I’m not surprised at all (that it’s one of the most popular streets) and now the secret’s going to be out,” Mrs Clayton said.“One of the best things about living here would be the great mix of families — it’s just a lovely family-orientated street.“We’ve even met our senior of the street, Les, who’s in his 80s.“He and his wife and family were one of the first to move here when the street was brand new and he’s still here so must love it.”Mrs Clayton said they had Perth Street Park on their doorstep, where children loved to play and dogs could let loose in the offleash area.“Just up the hill from the park is Camp Hill Bowls Club, so we can stroll up the hill to the bowls club whenever we like,” she said.Marketing agent Tammy Dale of Place – Bulimba said Dalma Street was a cul-de-sac and “extremely popular” among families because it was in sought-after school catchment zones.“It’s also proximity to the city and the Gateway (motorway),” Ms Dale said.“It is fairly tightly-held — people don’t move as often in those pockets because once they get in with the school catchment, they want to stay put.”QUEENSLAND’S 20 MOST POPULAR STREETS FOR BUYERS Street Name Suburb Postcode 1. Dauphin Terrace Highgate Hill 4101 2. Ladds Ridge Road Burleigh Heads 4220 3. Ashfield Street East Brisbane 41694. Glauca Street Burleigh Heads 42205. Bronhill Street Currumbin Waters 42236. Timana Avenue Mermaid Waters 42187. Bridgeman Road Bridgeman Downs 40358. Hethorn Street Coorparoo 41519. Dobell Street Indooroopilly 406810. Morgan Street Ascot 400711. Matilda Street Burleigh Heads 422012. French Street Tugun 422413. Dalma Street Norman Park 417014. Greycliffe Street Mount Gravatt East 412215. Anzac Road Eudlo 455416. Harefield Street Indooroopilly 406817. Sirec Way Burleigh Heads 422018. Merion Place Carindale 415219. Euree Street Kenmore 406920. Cowell Drive Burleigh Heads 4220(Source: Realestate.com.au) Dauphin Terrace in Highgate Hill is the most in-demand street in Queensland for home buyers, according to Realestate.com.au.The so-called ‘Great Gatsby’ mansion sits on almost 4000 sqm of prime real estate — a site where General Douglas MacArthur once led the Pacific campaign.The popular beachside hub of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast has five streets in the top 20 most sought-after list, including Glauca Street, where a five-bedroom house is currently for sale for offers over $650,000.center_img This house at 7 Ashfield St, East Brisbane, sold for $4m. Bridgeman Road in Bridgeman Downs is renowned for its prestige homes on large blocks of land, which is perhaps why it is number seven on the list of most popular streets in the state.A seven-bedroom house on 1ha of land is on the market right now for offers over $2.25 million. Morgan Street in the blue-chip suburb of Ascot rounds out the top 10.A luxury home in the sought-after street has been on the market since 2016 and is currently rented for the highest rental price in Brisbane’s history of $5500 a week. Alison and Matthew Clayton and son Sean at their Norman Park home. Picture: Peter Wallis.IT sits high above the Brisbane River, offers its residents complete privacy and is home to one of the city’s most extravagant properties. Dauphin Terrace in Highgate Hill has been revealed as the 11th most sought-after street in the country among prospective home buyers — and the most popular street in Queensland.New analysis from online property portal, Realestate.com.au, has uncovered the most in-demand streets for buyers in Australia, based on views per property listing over the past three years. RELATED: Iconic riverfront home sellslast_img read more

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Resort-style family retreat on the beach

first_img“I’m going to miss the big front verandah because the whole place can be opened up, which makes it fantastic for entertaining — we’ve had some wonderful dinner parties here,” Ms Hallows said.“We like to sit on the deck with a glass of wine and watch the full moon come up over the ocean.” “We added a big front deck and a new drive, we’ve also done a lot of work to the house underneath,” Rowena Hallows said.“Officially, the home has three bedrooms, but downstairs is a massive area that could be used as anything from another bedroom, study, or office. “The whole neighbourhood helps themselves to lemons and limes,” Ms Hallows said.“JT lives down the road, so he often comes past with the family and gets some off the tree — a lot of people know the house by the fact that it’s the ‘lemon tree house‘.”The mature tropical garden features native cycad plants, and is easy to maintain with a new irrigation system in place.The home is perfect for entertaining, boasting an outdoor pavilion-style bar which connects to the kitchen through a bi-fold window, adding to the breezy coastal atmosphere of the property. This home at 10 Palm Street in Rowes Bay, is new to the market and will be going to auction on June 18.PICTURE this … waking up to views of the ocean, walking across the street for a kayak, and coming back for a chat with Townsville’s rugby league legend Jonathon Thurston while you pick fruit from the neighbourhood lemon tree.This has been life for the Hallows family since they bought the highset home at 10 Palm Street in 2001 — and now it’s back up for grabs. Built in 1954, the house has withstood the test of time, and evolved with the family — having been lovingly restored to keep its character and luxury coastal charm.center_img The family of four have made the best of the home’s beachfront convenience for almost two decades, and now they’re ready for the next chapter.“The only reason we’re moving is because we want to downsize now that our kids have left the nest.“We’ve really enjoyed the lifestyle that comes with living at the home, but now it’s time for another family to come along and let their kids grow up here.” “Then there’s a second huge room under the house which has a laundry and beautiful resort-style bathroom that opens up to the pool.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The large fibreglass swimming pool was another feature added to the property by the Hallows family, as well as a new kitchen and the lemon tree out the front, which has earned community recognition for the house.last_img read more

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Townsville’s home buyers expo has the answers

first_imgMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Jess Baker is set for this weekend’s Home Buyers Expo. Picture: Evan Morgan“It’s a good opportunity to get well-known local businesses in the industry under the same roof and educate the Townsville community if they are looking at buying a house, on how to do it,” Ms Baker said.“It’s definitely targeted towards first-home buyers or those that are looking at investing in the region and just don’t know where to start or where to go.” Nick and Sarah Chamberlin at the Home Buyers Expo last year. Picture: Evan Morgan“If you have any questions in regards to buying a house, the answers will be there.”Local residents Kristy Holst and her husband (who didn’t want to be named), attended the Home Buyers Expo last year, which set them on the path of securing finance, and building their new home which they recently received the keys to.“Going to the first home buyers expo was rather daunting as it was the start of our journey and we still hadn’t made the choice if we were going to buy or build,” Ms Holst said.“It was all a rather daunting task making the decision, but once I was there and met a couple of the stall holders I was put at ease and I recommend anyone who is wanting to become a homebuyer to go check it out as it put a lot of our questions to rest.”This will be the third year that the event is held and will take place today from 12pm and tomorrow from 10am at The Ville Resort-Casino. The 2019 Home Buyers Expo on at the Ville. Organiser Jess Baker and Co-Owner of GJ Gardner Homes Graham ChetlandInterest rates are low, first home buyers will soon to have access to five per cent deposits, and experts have declared ‘now is the time to buy real estate in Townsville.’So it’s understandable to be intrigued about getting into the property market, and with the Townsville Home Buyer’s Expo on this weekend — it’s the perfect opportunity to find out how to do it. READ MORE: Sneek peek at Strand’s new $50m Marina Residences New development wired up for the future Showcasing an array of local businesses eager to share what they have to offer with buyers,the free event will serve as an information hub for those wanting to find out how they can secure finance, build, invest and buy property in the region.Director of the Home Buying Helpers, and Next Level Land Marketing Jess Baker, is the event coordinator, and identified the need for the expo after continuously being approached by overwhelmed buyers. Lowest home loan rates revealed MORE IN REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

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Sorry kids, Grandpa’s giving away the penthouse to fight coronavirus

first_imgThe two storey penthouse at Level 10/1001/51 Fifth Ave, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.Sorry kids, grandpa is spending the inheritance, giving away a penthouse he bought for $2.75m a dozen years ago to help fight coronavirus.MORE: State’s ‘Kardashian Palace’ stripped for saleCoronavirus: Six ways to make social isolation betterHome workers dream of a better life in ByronIn fact, 82-year-old semi-retired builder Keith Drake is a great-grandfather — and originally a Kiwi whose business successes include Drake Homes and Pryde Timbers.Mr Drake said his family – which includes four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren – was comfortable enough.Keith and Glenda Drake in their Maroochydore penthouse, which they’re auctioning off to raise funds for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital coronavirus Action Fund.“I have always done a certain amount of giving when I have seen people in need. My own family are all well set up, though not in an extravagant way and I felt the RBWH Foundation needed the funding in this instance.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPenthouse sale funds COVID-19 research01:23Mr Drake has had the penthouse out on rent, after moving to an acreage property five years ago with wife Glenda and their 57-year-old son who needs around-the-clock care as a result of quadriplegia cerebral palsy.“The penthouse brings in a bit of rent, but we don’t need to have it. I know what is more important. I have enough and the family has enough, so I said to Glenda, ‘let’s do it’ and she said yes.”Several tradies put in work for free to ensure the penthouse was top notch before auction.He bought the two storey-luxury penthouse – listed as Level 10/1001/51 Fifth Ave, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast for $2.75m in 2006. Given the rise of the property market in the past 12 years, expectations are high that it will fetch a significant sum at auction for the coronavirus research work.The proceeds from the auction will go to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation coronavirus Action Fund, which hopes to expand trials on two drugs to treat COVID-19.Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, QLD.Real estate agents James Henley and Mark Lawler of Richardson & Wrench Coolum are running the auction campaign for Mr Drake, and both have offered to take no commission on it so that every cent goes into finding treatment for COVID-19.Inspired by the decision to donate proceeds, several local tradies had also helped add value to the penthouse, preparing it for auction.The property has three living rooms.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago“I reckon that if Shane Warne’s baggy green can generate more than a million for bushfire relief there will be people willing to put their hand up to support efforts to find treatments for COVID-19,” said Mr Lawler in a statement.“Time is not on our side and we will be going out with a short, sharp marketing campaign, with an open negotiation auction that will allow bids to be made and viewed in real time ahead of the closing date of May 16.”The sky home has been rented out for the past few years.The beachside penthouse covers 670sq m across two whole floors, and is a four bedroom, three bathroom home, with a roof deck, private heated swimming pool, covered and open entertaining areas, three living rooms, a walk-in pantry with its own airconditioning, temperature-controlled wine cellar, media room, storeroom and secure parking for four cars. Miele appliances and marble benchtops were in the kitchen, while the master suite was set up in its own wing.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58Mr Drake was inspired to act after seeing Professor David Paterson, Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Director at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research in the news.“I thought they are going to need a bit of money to make this work,” Mr Drake said.The 82-year-old has not stopped working, and is currently looking at a new building consultancy service www.drakehomeconsultants.com.au.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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‘Hemsworth effect’ fuels demand for acreages near Byron

first_img The entry makes a statement with custom artwork and a feature timber ledge. Construction is well underway on Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s Broken Head pad. Photo: MediamodeThe mega mansion being built by Hollywood heart-throb Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky in Broken Head, near Byron Bay, has fuelled intense interest in the region.Under construction on a 4.2ha site, the home is expected to include six bedrooms, rooms for exercise, games and media, as well as a 50m rooftop pool. “The Hemsworths have really put the area on the map,” Mr Walters said.“They’re really down-to-earth people — I mean Liam Hemsworth was out the front of our office the other day ordering a burger after going for a surf. “But there is a bit of ‘Hemsworth effect’ going on; people do enjoy the fact that a Hollywood A-lister lives close by. “And if it’s good enough for the Hemsworths, then it’s good enough for everyone else.” The stylish country estate on Friday Hut Rd, Tintenbar sold to a Gold Coast buyer for $3.4 million.A GOLD Coast buyer beat off fierce competition to secure a stunning country estate just south of Byron Bay where the ‘Hemsworth effect’ is fuelling intense demand.Tullamore Estate on Friday Hut Road in Tintenbar, around 30 minutes from the heart of Byron Bay, sold for $3.4 million amid a frenzy of offers last week.The stylishly renovated six-bedroom home on 8.9ha enjoys lush rural views all the way to the ocean between Byron and Ballina in NSW. If you’re swimming with the Hemsworths in Byron, the pool is the next best thing.COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to hamper interstate buyers who are now on a waitlist for renovated homes in acreage settings.“We’re fielding interstate inquiries from five to seven people each day now, dreaming about making a move,” Mr Walters said.“Melbourne is leading the way in terms of interest followed by Sydney and then the Gold Coast.” Mansion has four levels of luxury A cup of tea or cocktails will go down a treat with views like this.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoBuyers are keen on the Far North Coast fringe pockets of Tintenbar, Knockrow and Newrybar, located closer to the Pacific Motorway.“Compared to premium suburbs like Byron and Coopers Shoot, those fringe suburbs are more affordable and very popular right now,” Mr Walters said. MORE: Hundreds of buyers line up for sinking Burleigh house The home has been fully renovated in a modern coastal style. The lush rural outlook extends to the ocean between Byron Bay and Ballina.“It was listed at offers over $3.2 million and had one offer after another beating each other by $50,000 until we eventually got a buyer at $3.4 million,” said Braden Walters, principal of Belle Property – Byron Bay and Lennox Head, who handled the sale alongside Elizabeth James.“It was a really close race as there were a number of people trying to get up here to look at it before it was sold.”last_img read more

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UK Ship Register Signs ASV’s Unmanned Vessel to the Flag

first_imgThe UK Ship Register has signed its first unmanned vessel to the flag, the ASV’s C-Worker 7.The C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring. It can be used under direct control, semi-manned or completely unmanned.Doug Barrow, director UK Ship Register said: “By supporting emerging technologies such as autonomous systems, we are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of the global maritime industry.“The UK Flag is growing, as we have invested in resources to meet the demands of that growth. We have the support of the UK Government, and the wider UK maritime industries to continue our expansion.”Vince Dobbin, sales and marketing director of ASV Global said: “We are delighted to have achieved the first registration of a semi-autonomous vessel for maritime operations. The MCA has been critical in enabling ASV to reach this pivotal milestone recognizing the prominence of unmanned systems in the maritime environment.”ASV has designed and built more than 80 vessels which are now deployed all over the world in the service of the oil and gas, scientific and defence sectors.last_img read more

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Top news, December 4 – 10, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 4 – 10, 2017.Leask Marine reels in Deep Green tidal installation contractMinesto has appointed Leask Marine for the installation of the supporting components and systems for Deep Green tidal energy project off the coast of North West Wales. The work includes the installation of concrete gravity base foundation structure, buoy containing a micro grid and communications system, and power transfer fastening comprising the top joint, tether, bottom joint and subsea umbilical.Hydrotube Energie gets free power from tidal turbineFrench hydrokinetic developer Hydrotube Energie has installed and connected its H3.V2 tidal turbine in Bordeaux, France. Following the installation of the turbine in the Garonne river, the company informed its offices in Bordeaux are running on free power provided by the 50kW tidal turbine since November 2017.Filipino-French joint venture urges for tidal guaranteesSan Bernardino Ocean Power Corp has reportedly encouraged the Philippine government’s plans to establish a single government-run guarantee agency as it would help the company attract investments. The company said that a single state-run guarantee agency would increase its chances of securing international funding that would help it deliver the planned 1.5MW tidal energy project in the country.SeaPower Platform testing underway at FloWaveThe developers behind the Attenuator Cost of Energy Reduction (ACER2) wave energy project have started testing the SeaPower Platform at the FloWave test tank. The testing is being done as part of the second stage of Wave Energy Scotland’s Novel Wave Energy Converter (NWEC) technology development program.Basques to set up offshore renewables research labThe University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Tecnalia and Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) have agreed to create a joint research laboratory for offshore renewable energies. The main goal of the initiative is to increase organizations’ international visibility, facilitate technology and knowledge transfer to the Basque industry, and to train future professionals for the offshore renewable energy sector.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

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$74 Million for New York District Projects

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters has announced FY19 Work Plan budget allocations, with New York District receiving approximately $74,273,500 million for its projects and studies.“The Fiscal Year 2019 Civil Works budget reflects the administration’s priorities to support and improve the nation’s economy and infrastructure,” reported the Corps.The Work Plan released by Headquarters details how the Corps will execute the Civil Works appropriation.New York District’s Civil Works Program encompasses a wide range of areas including flood risk reduction, operations and maintenance dredging, environmental remediation, and environmental restoration. Funding is primarily distributed into three main areas within the District: Navigation, Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration and Environmental Flood Risk Management.“Now that Fiscal Year 2019 federal dollars have been allocated, the New York District is moving forward with our local partners to execute our various programs, projects and studies,” said Col. Thomas Asbery, New York District’s Commander and District Engineer. “We’ll continue to deliver the navigation, flood damage reduction and environmental restoration mission to communities throughout the District’s area of responsibility.”Some examples of the Navigation Projects funded under the FY19 Work Plan include:$8,000,000, Newark Bay, Hackensack and Passaic Rivers.$44,921,300 New York and New Jersey Channels & Harbor.last_img read more

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