Chinese venture for British-based manufacturers

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Air Products’ H2Se expansion goes live

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Qatargas delivers first Q-Flex LNG cargo

first_imgThe cargo aboard the Qatargas-chartered LNG vessel, Tembek, was loaded at Ras Laffan on 9th June 2020 and delivered to the Adriatic LNG terminal on 21st June 2020.The Adriatic LNG terminal is located 14 kilometres offshore of Porto Levante in the northern Adriatic near Rovigo, Italy.It is the world’s first offshore gravity-based LNG regasification terminal.The terminal is operated by ExxonMobil (70%), Qatar Terminal (23%), a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, and Snam (7%). The terminal is connected to the Italian national distribution network through integrated pipelines.The terminal has a regasification capacity of 8 billion cubic metres of LNG per year (equal to half the total Italian LNG import capacity) and it currently supplies over 10% of the country’s natural gas requirements. Source: Qatargaslast_img read more

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Production Starts from Bøyla Field

first_imgDet norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) and partners of the PL 340 license announce start-up of production from the Bøyla field. Bøyla is the fourth field in production in the Alvheim area. Total investments in the development of the Bøyla field amount to approximately NOK 5 billion. Recoverable reserves from the field are estimated at approximately 23 million barrels of oil equivalents, whereof Det norske’s share is 15 million barrels of oil equivalents.The development solution is a subsea installation consisting of two horizontal production wells and one water injection well. The expected maximum production rate is in excess of 20 000 barrels of oil equivalents per day when both wells are in production.“Bøyla is the fourth producing field tied back to Alvheim FPSO, and the volumes added from this field are important in maintaining production from the Alvheim area at a high level“, says the Chief Executive Officer of Det norske, Karl Johnny Hersvik.The Bøyla field is tied back to the Alvheim FPSO’s existing infrastructure via a 28-kilometre pipeline. The processing capacity of the Alvheim FPSO is approximately 150 000 barrels per day, and the vessel has been subjected to minor modification in order to receive and process volumes from the Bøyla field.The Bøyla field is located in block 24/9 in the northern part of the North Sea.The licence was awarded in the APA 2004 licensing round, and the first discovery was made in 2009 (the Marihøne prospect). The discovery was confirmed by two appraisal wells the same year.The plan for development and operation was submitted to and approved by the Norwegian authorities in 2012. Construction of the subsea structures on the Bøyla field started in 2013, and the construction work has been carried out mainly by Norwegian contractors.Det norske is the operator for the Bøyla field and holds a 65% interest.Partners are Core Energy AS with 20% interest and Lundin Norway AS, holding the remaining 15% interest.Press Release[mappress mapid=”11207″]last_img read more

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Trans-Korean reconstruction begins

first_imgNORTH KOREA: Ceremonies were held at the border station of Tumangan on October 4 to mark the start of reconstruction work on the first section of the Trans-Korean Main Line between the Russian border and the port of Rajin, where a new container terminal is to be built.Intended to raise the capacity of the line to 12 trains each way per day, with a nominal capacity of 4 million tonnes a year, the €150m project will see the reconstruction of 54 km of track, 10 stations, three tunnels and more than 40 bridges. Work is being undertaken by a joint venture company established by North Korean Railway and Russian Railways.The joint venture is expected to set its own tariffs for traffic on the line and transshipment at the port, in order to recoup its investment. Discussions are underway to simplify the customs and border formalities at Khasan and Tumangan, and the possibility of granting special tariff conditions for shipments through Russian territory is under consideration.Speaking at the celebrations, RZD President Vladimir Yakunin said the port was expected to attract around 100 000 TEUs to the Trans-Siberian route from Asia-Pacific countries, especially South Korea. ‘As early as 2011, it will be possible to handle more than 35 000 containers from Khasan, with the figure rising to 70 000 in 2012 and to 100 000 in 2013’, he explained.The joint venture partners plan to set up a logistics company with the participation of South Korean freight forwarders routing traffic by sea between Busan and Rajin. The new container terminal is designed to handle 400 000 TEUs a year, but future expansion of the port could increase the throughput to 700 000 TEUs.Yakunin sees the reconstruction of Tumangan – Rajin as a pilot for the longer-term modernisation of the whole route. ‘Restoration of the Trans-Korean Main Line would allow us to create the longest Euro-Asian transport corridor of over 10 000 km. Delivery time for containers being shipped from east to west by rail will be cut by half compared to the sea route’, he said.Reconstruction of the whole line is provisionally estimated at between US$7bn and US$8bn. RZD suggests that this could be funded by an international consortium, and says the idea is ‘supported by the governments of Russia and of South and North Korea’. Investors from other countries, including Germany, Italy, Finland, Japan and China are reported to have expressed interest in the scheme.Also under consideration is the reconstruction of the line between Rajin and the Chinese border, which could also be jointly managed and operated by the Russians and North Koreans, bringing Chinese freight onto the corridor.To accommodate the traffic from Rajin and projected increases in flows through the existing Russian ports at Poset, Zarubino, Slavyanka, RZD is planning to upgrade its 240 km line between Khasan and Baranovsky which links the Korean border with the Trans-Siberian. Feasibility studies are underway for enhancements which will lift the capacity of the line to 20 trains each way per day, or 17 million tonnes of freight per year. RZD estimates the cost of the infrastructure upgrading at more than 10bn roubles.last_img read more

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Actor Danny Glover predicts Usain Bolt will successfully defend his titles…

first_imgActor Danny Glover, in a trip to Jamaica recently said that the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, will successfully defend his titles in Rio at the age of 32.The American actor has seen plenty of track and field talent in his time, among them sprinting legends Carl Lewis and Jessie Owens, but praised Bolt as the “greatest runner ever”  and believes Bolt’s unique physical abilities puts him in a different class.Bolt recently faced down another noted American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, at the Beijing World Championships.  The double world record holder had been caught short on form heading into the championships, but still did enough to hold off the in-form Gatlin over both the 100m and 200m events.Gatlin has vowed to return stronger for next year’s Rio Olympics but the Lethal Weapon, and The Color Purple star’s money will still be on Bolt.last_img read more

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Gunmen ambush Mali army convoy, soldiers killed – residents

first_img19 soldiers killed in attack on Mali army camp Mali army kills 50 militants and frees soldiers A MINUSMA convoy drives along a street Menaka, north-eastern Mali.[Courtesy: UN] Malian soldiers.PHOTO/ReutersGunmen ambushed an army convoy near a town in central Mali on Sunday and killed a number of soldiers, residents from another nearby town said.Several other soldiers and around half of the dozen or so vehicles in the convoy were still missing after the assault near Diabaly, the residents added, asking not to be named.An army spokesman confirmed an attack had taken place and saud several soldiers were missing, but gave no other details. “An the assessment is still in progress,” Colonel Diarran Kone said on Monday.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack which took place in an area around 100 km (60 miles) south of the border with Mauritania.But jihadist groups with links to Islamic State and al Qaeda have carried out frequent attacks on the army and United Nations peacekeeping forces in Mali in recent weeks.Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed on Saturday in a separate attack on logistics convoy further north.Mali has been in crisis since 2012 when al Qaeda-linked militants hijacked an insurrection by Tuareg separatists and seized the desert north.Forces from the West African country’s former colonial ruler France intervened the following year to drive them back. But the militants have regrouped and extended their operations into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.Relatedcenter_img New explosion in Mali kills two soldiers: armylast_img read more

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Farmington city council to consider property purchases Monday

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington city officials will on Monday decide whether to purchase two properties connected with redeveloping the former Maxfield Training Center property.Developer AC Acquisitions has proposed a 155-unit apartment complex on the 3-acre site located at 33000 Thomas St., between School and Warner Streets.This image, courtesy Preservation Farmington, shows the location of a house on Grand River that city officials have an option to buy.In a memo to council members, city manager David Murphy said the city in 2015 signed options for properties on Grand River and Thomas, paying owners 10 percent of the purchase price– $25,900 and $20,000, respectively – to gain exclusive rights to buy them. Officials renewed the option in 2016, bringing the total expenditure to more than $90,000.The extensions will expire in September and October, Murphy wrote.Since the city has already paid homeowners 20 percent of the purchase price, he added, “the City Council should complete the two purchases and authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to notify the property owners that the City will be exercising the options and then to take all necessary actions to complete the closings on the properties.”The area labeled “7” in this page from the Downtown Area Plan shows a possible pedestrian/vehicle connection between a Maxfield Training Center project and Grand River. Development concepts in the city’s Downtown Area Plan show houses could be demolished to create a potential pedestrian/vehicle connection that would funnel traffic from the Training Center property to Grand River.Council members will hold a study session at 6 p.m. before the regular 7 p.m. meeting. Both meetings are open to the public, and time is set aside for public comment. Agendas are posted at farmgov.com. Reported bylast_img read more

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SPI invests in future

first_img Share RelatedExplaining Form-based CodeBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 5, 2015 Recently, the South Padre Island held a workshop to discuss the current Form-Based Code that has recently been under much scrutiny. Members of the City Council, the Design Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF), and the Planning and Zoning Committee (P&Z),…February 6, 2015In “News”DSRTF discusses Island hotel, commercial developmentBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) met Tuesday morning for a short meeting to discuss a Special Development Plan for the Courtyard by Marriott as well as a zoning designation for the recently annexed Ocean Tower Property. The Courtyard by Marriott…June 12, 2015In “News”DSRTF supports Sandcastle TrailBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI Development Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) met Tuesday morning to approve revisions to the City’s Form Based Code as well as to consider the approval of proposed art at Blue Bay Inn & Suites. Development Director Dr. Sungman Kim came to…May 18, 2015In “News” By ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSJanuary 29, 2015Since 2002, the City of South Padre Island has had a concrete vision and plan in place for future development to beautify the Island and to improve economic development. Last Thursday, the City Council along with members of the Design Standards Review Task Force (DSRTF) and the Planning and Zoning Committee (P&Z) hosted a workshop with Gateway Planning, the creators of the City’s current Form-Based Code, to discuss the code and its implications on the vision for the future. The code was constructed to serve as the implementation of the City’s long term vision, but primarily due to a lack of funding, the vision has seemed to cause deferment of regular maintenance in the name of sticking to the plan.During the meeting, participants discussed their vision, which included medians on Padre Boulevard, widened sidewalks, parking improvements, and even a boardwalk to extend the length of the bay. This original vision assumed initial infrastructure investments in the range of at least $30 to $50 million, but with a lack of funding, or lack of tenacity to get it, the vision has changed while simultaneously causing basic maintenance issues throughout the city.On the positive side, the Form-Based Code workshop was very helpful in identifying the beneficial projects that have been done as well as the shortfalls along the way that have brought specifically Padre Boulevard to its current state. A Draft Transportation Plan has been in the works to create a multiple mode plan that included not just cars, but also public transportation, bike lanes, and sidewalks for pedestrian traffic. Although only a draft, the Wave has been a major success story, and in the past few months, many other improvements have been made including designation of bicycle lanes on Padre Boulevard and some sidewalk repairs. Parking on the Island continues to be a popular and unresolved topic of discussion. At the meeting, Members of the council, DSRTF, and P&Z discussed the previous vision at length as well as ways to update and modify that vision to be in line with the financial resources that are currently available.The City has about $5 million in reserves, and Council Member Julee LaMure asked what can be done now to beautify the Island. Sidewalk improvements were discussed as well as parking options such as angled or parallel parking on the boulevard. Council Member Alex Avalos said, “We’re not going to be able to do most of what is here so we need to identify what we can do and make a serious commitment in and back it up with a commitment of money.” The decision came down to two options, and after much discussion, Scott Polikov, CEO Gateway Planning, said, “So, you all have teed up two opportunities. One is a complete demonstration cross section for a couple of blocks and one is getting continuous safe interim sidewalks up and down the entire stretch of Padre.”With the addition of SpaceX and the Medical School, Mayor Barry Patel stressed the importance of making the sidewalk improvements to have a presentable product for visitors in the next few years, saying that Padre Boulevard cannot continue in its current state. He said, “I think that waiting period is over. The people that visit South Padre Island, the residents that live here, and families that live here, they need a sidewalk to walk on that’s decent.” He added, “We ought to get in the habit of maintaining our streets, our sidewalks, our parks and our landscaping on a continuous basis. Let’s learn to walk first, and then we’ll think about these grand designs that cost a $100 million, because this is the most fundamental and basic thing of a city. A government’s job is to maintain existing structures in a pristine condition all the time. Not some of the time.”A majority of the participants agreed with the mayor, and Polikov reminded committee members that the City is not in a bad place considering that they have not spent a lot of money and that there is still a committed group of people that are willing to put in the work that it is going to take to ultimately complete their long term goals. He added that sidewalk improvements and the vision for the future are not mutually exclusive, and that if sidewalk improvements are what is needed, then the City should do that while continuing to look forward. The committee members decided that sidewalk improvements are the way to go and committed to look for funding immediately to make the investment in the future of South Padre Island.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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UWF Baseball Picked To Finished Third, Three Named Preseason All-GSC

first_img“I think we’re in as good of shape as we’ve been in any of our years getting ready for the season. We’re overall pretty healthy,” Jeffcoat said of the team’s preseason preparations. “It looks like the pieces are falling together where guys are going to play, and we’re really going to hammer in and identify those roles.” 2018 GSC champion Mississippi College topped the preseason conference poll with 137 total points and nine first-place votes. Second-ranked Delta State finished with 129 points and three first place votes. The Argos came in at third with 122 total points and one first place vote. The team was picked to finish fourth last season. Montevallo, Valdosta State and Lee rounded out the conference’s preseason top six. West Georgia, West Alabama, Alabama Huntsville and Union completed the top 10. Auburn Montgomery, Shorter and Christian Brothers finished 11-13. “Preseason polls are predictions, and we have to prove we can be a top team in our league,” said UWF head coach Mike Jeffcoat. He may often be pitching to a fellow Division I transfer in Mike Farnell, a catcher and designated hitter from Murray State and East Mississippi Community College. Farnell appeared in 50 games last season for the Racers, making 48 starts. He tied for the team lead with 10 home runs and finished fourth on the team with a .319 average. Mills-Derouen figures in prominently to this year’s pitching staff after a First Team All-GSC season in 2018. The lefty provided one of the highlights of last season with a seven-inning no-hitter vs. Union March 3. He finished with a 4-1 record and a 3.56 ERA over 55.2 innings in his first year at UWF. Mills-Derouen appeared in 14 games and made 10 starts, striking out 69 batters in 55.2 innings and allowing an opponent batting average of just .203. Jones headlines a group of Argo returners expected to lead the squad this season. He is one of a dozen seniors on this year’s team. A 2018 All-GSC First Team selection, Jones was also a 2018 ABCA Second Team All-South Region, D2CCA Second Team All-South Region and NCBWA Second Team All-South Region selection after finishing the season with a .351 average, eight home runs, 34 RBIs and 46 runs scored.center_img The University of West Florida baseball team’s 2019 schedule features a 48-game regular season slate, including 30 Gulf South Conference games. West Florida opens the season Feb. 1 at home vs. 2018 South Region champion Florida Southern at 6:00 p.m. The game will be the first in a three-game, three-day series. Conference play begins at home Feb. 16 vs. Christian Brothers.For the latest information on UWF baseball, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball. GSC PRESEASON POLLPENSACOLA, Fla. – Matthew Jones, Matthew Estrada, and Dylan Mills-Derouen were selected to the preseason All-GSC Team, and UWF baseball was picked to finish third in a preseason poll of conference coaches released Wednesday. Andrew Vaccacio and Mike Farnell were named the conference’s Top Newcomers list. Vaccacio will be a key part of the starting rotation for the Argos in 2019. A transfer from St. Johns River State and Appalachian State, the senior lefty is a proven commodity at the college level. He finished last season as Appalachian’s number two weekend starter. He made 14 starts and allowed three earned runs or less in eight of them, finishing the year with 80 strikeouts. Estrada joins the preseason All-GSC team after being selected as the conference’s Freshman of the Year in 2018. The Pensacola Catholic alum made 43 starts and played in 47 games as a freshman, becoming the first UWF freshman to earn the GSC Freshman of the Year award since 2014. He batted .347 with nine doubles and a home run, posting a .453 OBP as a part of a Second Team All-GSC campaign. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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