Sounds Of Sea is a set of sculptures streching along the waterfront of Jellicoe harbour in Auckland city. The typology of the pieces is a reminder to the history of the site, and its on-going role, as an active harbour. The airventilation funnels and speaking tubes used on ships are re-interpretated into sculptures that deliver the sounds of the sea underneath. The largest of the sculptures serve as places to sit in.

Sounds of Sea 2011
Design: COMPANY (Aamu Song & Johan Olin)
Assistant: Minna Koskinen (CAD work)
Client: City of Auckland, New Zealand
Manufacturer: HSM Steel, New Zealand
Project manager: Terry Urbahn / Public Art Team, Auckland.
Location: Jellicoe Harbour, Auckland
Material: stainless steel, fuel paint
Design: 2009–2011


Hyundai Heavy Industries, shipbuilder and an offshore facilities manufacturer, loaded the world’s largest offshore platform onto a barge on December 4. Hyundai Heavy jacked up the 23,600 ton topside of the North Rankin 2 Project ordered by Woodside Energy 26.5 m and installed it on the provisional transport frame.

The platform, measuring 100 m in length, 50 m in width and 80 m in height, will be used to increase pressure for the existing platform already producing natural gas from 2012.The NR2 platform is scheduled to sail out in mid-December after finishing touches, and will be installed on an offshore jacket in North Rankin & Perseus fields of Australia.

The North Rankin 2 Project will recover remaining low pressure gas from the North Rankin and Perseus gas fields. The project will include the installation of a second platform, North Rankin B. The North Rankin B platform will be connected by a 100 metre bridge to the existing North Rankin A platform.

The North Rankin 2 project will include:

- A new platform weighing 58,000 tonnes
- Production facilities including gas-condensate coolers and separators, three 27 MW compression trains and power generation
- Heli-deck
- Living quarters

Client - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., LTD
End-User - Woodside
Year Completed - 2011

The North Rankin 2

Under the 9.2 trillion won (8.2 billion dollars) project, companies such as Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering plan to build 500 turbines, the Knowledge Economy Ministry said in a statement.

The wind farm, to be built near the southwestern counties of Buan and Yeonggwang, will generate about 2,500 megawatts of electricity, it said. The government will coordinate the project and provide 29 billion won, while private investors will finance the rest.

Major South Korean shipbuilders and heavy machinery makers such as Samsung Heavy Industries and STX Heavy Industries are scrambling to enter the lucrative global wind power market.

"But they need a track record to actually build and operate wind farms to export their products," said the ministry, estimating current global offshore wind farm projects would generate 153.9 gigawatts of electricity.

"Plus, considering the small size of our land, offshore wind farms, with less environmental damage and fewer potential complaints from residents, are far more promising sources of energy than onshore wind farms," it said.

Asia's fourth largest economy imports 97 percent of its energy needs from overseas and has moved to cut dependence on fossil fuels and diversify energy sources.

Seoul last month unveiled a five-year plan to spend 36 billion dollars developing renewable energy as its next economic growth engine, with a goal to become one of the world's five top players in the sector.

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