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Former Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis set for talks with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

first_img More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Napoli coach’s stock in Italy remains, high, however, and Milan are hoping to beat Roma to his services should Roman Abramovich call time on Sarri’s time at Stamford Bridge.Milan are, according to Sport Mediaset, prepared to offer the 60-year-old a salary worth €3million-a-year after tax, while Chelsea, who have been slapped with a two window transfer ban, are said to be considering moves for Watford’s Javi Gracia and club legend Frank Lampard whose Derby side reached the Championship play-off final on Wednesday following a dramatic win over Leeds United. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 May 2019 9:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement / Top articles Full Screen 1/1 PLAY SPONSORED Read More About Connatix V67539 Read More Ivan Gazidis is stepping up his search for Gennaro Gattuso’s potential replacement at AC Milan (Picture: Getty)Ivan Gazidis is set to hold face-to-face talks with Maurizio Sarri as he steps up his plans to secure a replacement for current AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso.The former Arsenal chief executive joined the Italian club in September after overseeing the recruitment process which saw Unai Emery replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.Milan are still in with a chance of securing Champions League qualification following consecutive victories against Bologna and Fiorentina, but Gattuso is expected to depart in the summer, even if he is able to secure fourth spot ahead of Atalanta with two games of the domestic campaign remaining.AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite masterminding Chelsea third place finish in the Premier League and a Europa League final against Arsenal on the horizon, Sarri’s future at Chelsea is far from certain following a series of spats with high-profile players and failing to build a rapport with the club’s fans.ADVERTISEMENT Coming Next Video Settings Former Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis set for talks with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1 min. story Skip Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Skip Ad Read More by Metro Gennaro Gattuso is expected to leave Milan in the summer regardless of whether Milan can secure Champions League qualification (Picture: Getty)When asked if he will still be at Stamford Bridge next season following last Sunday’s draw with Leicester, Sarri said: ‘I think so, but I am not sure.‘I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.‘As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Commentlast_img read more

A standard in asset integrity

first_imgIndustry Standard No. 90Weir: “Asset integrity is not something that stems from, for instance, the Macondo Blowout; it has always been an integral part of our industry. With each situation, malfunction or incident the process of maintaining various assets has been strengthened and become more important, a vital element.” Asset integrity includes the prevention of major incidents, but also focuses on prevention of environmental losses, structural integrity management and ensuring continued production and production efficiency.The Netherlands now has an industry standard, Industry Standard No. 90, which was released August 2016. Companies can have their own, as long as it is in conformity with the NOGEPA standard. This standard will always be in development either by the hands of regulators or the industry as moving forward and improving standards means you stay ahead.The steps within Industry Standard No. 90 have been defined as design, construction, commissioning, operations, material change and decommissioning. Inclusive is the Standard 48 on Independent Verification Management which contains principles and requirements for independency, impartiality of Independent Verification Management and provides principles for Standard 49 on Safety and Environmental Critical Elements (SECE) Verification and how the verification is executed.Weir concludes: “Asset Integrity management, which is the means to the goal of complete asset integrity, aims to ensure that the people, systems, processes and resources which deliver integrity are in place, in use and will perform when required over the whole lifecycle of the installation.” Working offshore, working at heights and working with hazardous products requires the correct working method and safety procedure. You can best describe asset integrity as maintaining the asset, whatever asset that may be. To ensure asset integrity, in 2016 The Netherlands established Industry Standard No. 90. One year after implementation it is time to evaluate with the stakeholders.“A major release of oil or gas or any other chemical can start a fire. This combined with the value of the material makes producing offshore a relatively risky business. I think the public perception of working offshore is that of unease”, comments Fraser Weir, North Sea Asset Director at Centrica where he is involved in key elements of asset integrity which includes activities such as the implementation of maintenance excellence KPIs (key performance indicators) and the roll-out of new operating procedures. Weir is also chairman of NOGEPA.“Maintaining the asset means following strict safety processes and ensuring all chemicals stay in the asset where they are supposed to be. A gas leak would mean a process safety issue as the gas is no longer where it is supposed to be. Imagine said gas leak ignites then we also need to talk about personal safety. Personnel needs to be able to work in a safe environment as well as have safety on their minds in every step of their work. Naturally these two elements are linked”, continues Weir.Looking back at the BP Macondo blowout it nearly took down BP as a company and put the offshore industry under the spotlight. “I prefer the term process safety”, says Weir. “Literally the ability of an asset to perform its required function effectively and efficiently whilst protecting health safety and the environment, a well or production platform.” Technical session: Asset IntegrityDuring Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference, to be held on (9), 10 and 11 October, there will be a Technical Session held on the topic of Asset Integrity with a focus on the Offshore Safety Directive.“The EU Offshore Safety Directive has been incorporated in national legislations in EU member states. To ensure asset integrity, The Netherlands has established Industry Standard No. 90. The combined facts of ageing infrastructure on one hand and a focus on cost savings on the other make adequate and cost efficient asset integrity management a key concern. This session, organized in cooperation with NOGEPA, will look at the implementation of new industry standards, including Standard 48 on Independent Verification Management and Standard 49 on Safety and Environmental Critical Elements (SECE) Verification”, states Marjolein Verweij, Conference Program Manager for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference.To cover all aspects and benefit from the experience of the stakeholders with Industry Standard No. 90, the speakers for the session have diverse backgrounds and represent companies as Total and DNV-GL, as well as NOGEPA and Staatstoezicht op de Mijnen.Book your conference tickets via the website: www.offshore-energy.biz where you can also find more information event and conference program.OEEC is one of Europe’s leading offshore energy events. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition, OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy. OEEC 2017 will be held at Amsterdam RAI on October 9, 10, 11, 2017.last_img read more