Image: Alfa Laval wins SEK 110 million natural gas order. Photo; courtesy of rawpixel from Pixabay. Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply air cooler systems to a gas processing plant in the U.S. The order has a value of approximately SEK 110 million and is booked in the Welded Heat Exchangers unit of the Energy Division, with deliveries scheduled for 2020.The order comprises Alfa Laval Niagara’s air cooler systems which will be used as part of a refrigeration system to separate the natural gas into its individual pure component streams – ethane, propane and butane.“Safety is key in all industrial processes and extremely important in the demanding applications in natural gas treatment. Our reliable air cooler systems are recognized for their safe performance which gives peace of mind to our customers in the gas industry,” says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of the Energy Division. Source: Company Press Release The order comprises Alfa Laval Niagara’s air cooler systems which will be used as part of a refrigeration system to separate the natural gas into its individual pure component streams – ethane, propane and butane
The coach is understood to be employed on $48,000 per month salary and will aim to make an immediate impact when Nigeria tackle Tanzania in Uyo on September 3, in an Africa Cup of Nations fixture that amounts to a mere window dressing.His credentials will, however, be touted when the Eagles visit Zambia in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Ndola on October 8.According to sources, Rohr, who has worked at club level in France, Austria, Switzerland and Tunisia before coaching Gabon (2010-2012) and the Niger (2012-2014), complied with advice of his agents by domiciling copies of his contract with the German Embassy in Abuja and the international football governing body headquarters in Zurich.The move is a safety net that will guarantee his interests by making a third party, notably FIFA to intervene in the future if he is embroiled in unresolved contract disputes with the Nigerian federation.It is believed that FIFA can mediate between the parties if the disputes are complex given it is already in possession of the contract’s paperwork.NFF is famed for causing high profile feuds with coaches it engages over matters concerning breaches of agreed contract.National U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, whose team won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, only at the weekend, severed ties with NFF, citing failure to pay five months salaries on top of acrimonious relationship he had with authorities during the games.The NFF and its immediate past national coach, Sunday Oliseh, still occasionally trade tirades about allegations bothering on outstanding salaries to the former international midfielder and his assistants.Oliseh, who caused a stir by ditching the team few days before crucial Africa Cup qualifying fixtures against Egypt in March, claimed he and his assistants, Tijjani Babangida and Jean Francois Losciuto were owed salaries and medical bills.￼￼He also alleged that he incurred $4,000, his personal money, as feeding expenses on the Home based national team when the team camped in Pretoria, before the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.At the time they died in June, both Stephen Keshi and Shaibu Amodu, were still owed by NFF for services rendered as national coach and technical director of the federation respectively.Meanwhile, Eagles will open camp in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State today for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania.Home –boys Emmanuel Daniel, Ikechukwu Ezenwa (goalkeepers) and Jamiu Alimi (defender) are expected in Uyo today alongside a number of overseas –based professionals,including defender William Troost-Ekong and forward Odion Ighalo.Team captain Mikel John Obi, fresh from leading the Nigeria U23 to Olympic bronze in Brazil, is expected to arrive at the team’s Le Meridien Hotel tomorrow.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Camp opens for Tanzania clash today Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSuper Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has lodged copies of his contract agreement with the International governing body, FIFA and the German Embassy in Abuja, THISDAY understood last night.The 63-year-old coach, a former development officer with German Football Association (DFB), was early this month, offered a two-year deal by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to steer the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
When the Steelers drafted Mason Rudolph in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, at No. 76 overall, the quarterback was not exactly welcomed with open arms in Pittsburgh.Critics of the pick pointed to areas of weakness on the team that could have — and, in their estimation, should have — been addressed so early in the selection process. 2842017Sr. 379In 2017, Rudolph was a third-team All-American selection. He also won the 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, “which is presented to the college senior or fourth-year junior on schedule to graduate with his class who, in addition to accomplishments on the field, is judged on character, citizenship, scholastic achievement and leadership qualities.”Some other college career accomplishments, courtesy of his Oklahoma State bio:Led the Cowboys to a 32-9 record as a starter, including 10 victories in games in which OSU trailed during the second half.Beat every team in the Big 12 during his career.Finished his career holding no fewer than 54 school records, including single-season and career marks for passing yards, passing touchdowns and pass efficiency.His 13,618 career passing yards ranks fourth in Big 12 history.His career mark of 324.2 passing yards per game is third in Big 12 history.Among FBS quarterbacks active in 2017, he ranked in the top three in passing yards per completion, passing yards per attempt, total passing yards, passing yards per game, total offense and total offense yards per play.MORE: Steelers’ Mason Rudolph draft pick now seems shrewd at worst, genius at bestMason Rudolph’s Steelers contract, salaryRudolph has a long way to go in his quest to convince the Steelers he is worthy of being a long-term starting QB in the NFL, and Roethlisberger claims he will return next season, but let’s operate under the hypothetical that is the 24-year-old remaining the starter in Pittsburgh beyond 2019.He would be an absolute steal salary-wise.As a third-round pick in 2017, Rudolph agreed to a rookie contract that would pay him $3,921,886 over four years. Only $932,264 of that was guaranteed, and it will be paid to Rudolph via signing bonuses over the four-year deal.Rudolph’s base salary in 2019 is $658,267, not including his signing bonus of $233,066. He carries a cap hit of $891,333 and a dead cap value of $699,198.Because Rudolph’s base salary will rise in 2020 and again in 2021 before he is scheduled to hit free agency in 2022, his average annual salary with the Steelers is $980,472.Rudolph’s cap hit in 2019 takes up just 0.43 percent of the Steelers’ space. In comparison, Roethlisberger before he was put on injured reserve took up 12.66 percent of the Steelers’ cap space with his $26.2 million cap hit. TDsINTs2014Fr. 3498657.0853 In 2013, when Rudolph was still a senior at Northwestern, Sporting News featured Rock Hill, which is known as “Football City, USA” to locals. At the time, Miami had the most players in the NFL at 24, but that was a rate of one per 17,254 people. Rock Hill was producing one NFL player per 8,512 people.”It’s just part of the city,” Richardson told SN. “There are athletes all over this town, and they are split between three schools. You talk about freakish talent. It’s a freakish city when it comes to that.”Yet Rudolph was successful as a high-school quarterback. Below are some of his accolades, again via his Oklahoma State bio:Led Northwestern to a 62-35 victory over Stratford in the South Carolina 4A Division II championship game, completing 40-of-57 passes for 488 yards with eight touchdown passes and only one interception.Totaled 4,377 passing yards with 64 touchdown passes and 8 interceptions as a senior; also rushed for 543 yards on 129 carries with a 4.2 average and 16 touchdowns.Threw for 10,986 yards in three seasons.Named MVP of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Roughly 17 months after Rudolph was drafted, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger aggravated an elbow injury and was lost to a season-ending surgery. As SN’s Mike DeCourcy wrote in the wake of Roethlisberger’s injury, suddenly, Pittsburgh’s selection of Rudolph, now 24, seemed shrewd at worst and genius at best.The Steelers entered Monday night’s game against the Bengals with an 0-3 record. They were blown out by the Patriots with Rothlisberger to open the 2019 season. Big Ben went down in their Week 2 loss to the Seahawks, and turnovers plagued Rudolph’s first career start, a loss to the 49ers.NFL POWER RANKINGS:Steelers looking to stop their free-fallAs noted by Pro Football Talk, in order to avoid their worst season in 50 years, the Steelers need to win at least five of their next 13 games. Rudolph’s play will go along way in determining whether Pittsburgh can emerge with a respectable record, let alone a playoff berth, at season’s end.Ironically, this is not the first time Rudolph has earned his chance as a starting QB thanks to injuries suffered by players ahead of him on the depth chart. In 2014, his true freshman season at Oklahoma State, Rudolph started the Cowboys’ final two games of the year after both the starting QB and his backup got hurt.A few years later, Rudolph left Oklahoma State as the winningest QB in program history.Mason Rudolph’s college careerAmong the reasons the Steelers’ third-round draft choice in 2018 was notable: It was the team’s second consecutive selection of a player from Oklahoma State. Wide receiver James Washington was picked in the second round, just 16 spots ahead of his college quarterback.Big-time offensive numbers have become the norm for Cowboys teams under coach Mike Gundy, who has been State’s head coach since 2005, and that certainly was the case when Rudolph was leading the charge. In 2016, he threw for 540 yards against Pittsburgh. He recorded a total of 5 passing touchdowns in a single game four times during his college career.Below are Rudolph’s passing stats from Oklahoma State:YearClass 2192016Jr. Mason Rudolph is as big as Big BenRoethlisberger will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years after he retires, so it’s silly at this point to even dream about Rudolph matching the 37-year-old veteran in terms of on-field production.But at least Rudolph looks the part. The Steelers list Rudolph at 6-5, 235 pounds, and they list Roethlisberger at 6-5, 240 pounds.Of course, Big Ben is a future Hall of Famer in part because of his unique mobility for such a large QB. Rudolph ran a respectable 4.9-second 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Combine, but his speed isn’t as important as his pocket presence, an area in which Roethlisberger has excelled.Mason Rudolph comes from an impressive high-school pipelineRudolph played for coach Kyle Richardson at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C., a city just outside of Charlotte. That’s the same high school that produced current NFL players Johnathan Joseph, Benjamin Watson and Cordarrelle Patterson, and it’s the same city that produced Jadeveon Clowney and Stephon Gilmore, among other NFL greats. 1328444863.44091 642015So. 1331848965.04904 GamesComp.Att.Pct.Yards 1326442462.33770