Qatar Petroleum signs $3bn deal to reserve LNG shipyard capacity in China

first_img Qatar Petroleum signs $3bn deal with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group. (Credit: Qatar Petroleum) State-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal, worth more than QAR11bn ($2.99bn), with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), to reserve LNG ship construction capacity.Under the terms of the agreement, Hudong will reserve a significant portion of its LNG ship construction capacity in China, for Qatar Petroleum through the year 2027.Qatar Petroleum president and CEO, and Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said: “By entering into this agreement to reserve a major portion of Hudong’s LNG ship construction capacity through the year 2027, we are confident that we are on the right track to ensuring that our future LNG fleet requirements will be met in due time to support our increasing LNG production capacity.”The reserved LNG carrier construction capacity would be used by the Qatari firm for future LNG carrier fleet requirements, including the ongoing North Field expansion projects.North Field expansion projects to increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 126 MtpaThe North Field expansion projects are expected to increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 126 million tons per annum (Mtpa) from current 77 Mtpa.The project involves the expansion of the North gas field, which is located off the north-east coast of Qatar.CSSC chairman Lei Fanpei said: “The 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier for Qatar Petroleum is the latest generation of LNG carrier design customized by CSSC for Qatar.“The carrier has the world’s leading performance for efficiency, reliability and environmental conservation, demonstrating CSSC Group’s great efforts and commitment to the success of Qatar Petroleum’s projects.”In January 2020, Qatar Petroleum has signed a 15-year deal to supply up to three million tons per year of LNG to Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). Hudong will reserve a significant portion of its LNG ship construction capacity through the year 2027 for Qatar Petroleumlast_img read more

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Australia: ‘Predatory Culture’ on Board HMAS Success

first_img View post tag: board Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: ‘Predatory Culture’ on Board HMAS Success View post tag: Naval View post tag: Australia February 22, 2011 View post tag: ‘Predatory culture’ Share this article Australia: ‘Predatory Culture’ on Board HMAS Success Equipment & technology View post tag: HMAS View post tag: success View post tag: Navy An Australian report released on Tuesday found that a “predatory” sex culture existed among Australian sailors on the naval supply ship HMAS…(emirates247)[mappress]Source: emirates247, February 22, 2011; last_img read more

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US Navy works on new composite materials

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy works on new composite materials View post tag: Evolva April 11, 2016 Authorities US Navy works on new composite materialscenter_img The U.S. Navy has completed the limited purpose cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) it undertook with the Swiss company Evolva to support the joint development of new composite materials.The focus of the efforts supported by this CRADA relate to the development, validation and potential commercialization of new fire-resistant composite materials to save lives and reduce harm from fire.According to Evolva, these materials would be used on aircraft, waterborne craft, fabrics, armored vehicles, and construction materials.These composite materials are based on a molecule that can be manufactured on an industrial scale using biotechnology and fermentation, and then polymerized and shaped/molded using standard fabrication techniques, the Swiss company explained.Evolva CEO Neil Goldsmith said: “This agreement highlights and validates the versatility of our product innovation platform and depth of our plant science expertise.” View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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RIMPAC: MV-22 Osprey landing first ever for HMAS Canberra

first_img View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: RIMPAC View post tag: HMAS Canberra Back to overview,Home naval-today RIMPAC 2016: MV-22 Osprey landing first ever for HMAS Canberra RIMPAC 2016: MV-22 Osprey landing first ever for HMAS Canberra July 18, 2016center_img Authorities View post tag: MV-22 Osprey Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time.The trial was conducted as part of the sea phase for exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the north east coast of Hawaii.Commander Air, HMAS Canberra, Commander Adrian Capner said the trial was the culmination of twelve months work.“It demonstrates that we are capable of interacting with our coalition partners, in particular the United States. It also shows that we can adapt and remain agile to operate a whole range of international aircraft, not just aircraft in the Australian fleet,” he said.Manufactured by Bell Boeing, the MV-22 Osprey has a wingspan of 14 metres and a length of 17.5 metres.The aircraft has a cruising speed of 446 kilometres at sea level; a range of more than 1,600 kilometres, and the capacity to carry up to 32 troops or 9,000 kilograms of internal cargo.To arrive at HMAS Canberra, the Osprey flew several hundred kilometres from the US Navy Landing Helicopter Amphibious, USS America on station off the east coast of Oahu.USMC Osprey pilot and USS America Detachment Commander, Major Brandon Woods was prepositioned in Canberra’s Flight Command (FLYCO) for the aircraft arrival.“Generally speaking, what we’re looking to achieve is interoperability with the Australians,” he said.“In the future, when the United States and Australian navies are operating together, we can fluidly land on our respective ships and conduct missions, whatever that tasking may be.”The MV-22 Osprey deck trial is part a series of high end war fighting exercises taking place during the sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 16.RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, providing a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.The exercise is the first major international engagement for the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), MH-60R Seahawk and MRH-90 helicopters. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report for August 3 to 9

first_imgOCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESAugust 3 – 9, 2014Calls for Service: 1,396Daily Average: 199 August 5, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 183Motor Vehicle Stops: 20Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 48Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 11 EMS callsTrespassing, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 1:06amTheft, 100 block Central Ave., at 9:51amMotor vehicle accident, 300 block Bay Ave., at 10:22amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block 4th St., at 12:04pmTheft, 400 block Boardwalk, at 12:32pmTheft, 800 block Beach, at 1:47pmFraud, Revere Pl., at 5:00pmTheft, 1100 block Central Ave., at 8:02pm August 7, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 213Motor Vehicle Stops: 33Motor Vehicle Accidents: 7Property Checks: 33Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 16 EMS callsBurglary, 600 block Pleasure Ave., at 2:54amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 9:12amTheft, 3500 block Wets Ave., at 10:58amMotor vehicle accident, 1300 block Asbury Ave., at 11:27amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Ocean Ave., at 11:29amFraud, 4400 block West Ave., at 11:41amTheft, Pelham Pl., at 11:50amMotor vehicle accident, 5600 block Asbury Ave., at 2:57pmMotor vehicle accident, 2400 block Asbury Ave., at 3:15pmFraud, 1300 block West Ave., at 4:04pmMotor vehicle accident, Beach Rd., at 5:37pmShoplifting, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 9:46pmMotor vehicle accident, 400 block Atlantic Ave., at 9:58pmCriminal mischief, 2200 block Asbury Ave., at 11:51pm August 9, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 233Motor Vehicle Stops: 33Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 36Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 14 EMS callsTheft, 400 block Atlantic Ave., at 7:59amTheft, 3200 block West Ave., at 10:40amMotor vehicle accident, 600 block Asbury Ave., at 1:07pmTheft, 2600 block Wesley Ave., at 1:32pmMotor vehicle accident, 700 block Asbury Ave., at 1:42pmWarrant, 29th St., one in custody, at 2:14pmMotor vehicle accident, 35th St. & Wesley Ave., at 4:03pmHarassment, 700 block Boardwalk, at 7:23pmTheft, 100 block Central Ave., at 8:04pmWarrant, 500 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 11:21pm August 8, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 213Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 44Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 8 EMS callsCriminal mischief, 1400 block West Ave., at 12:39amMotor vehicle accident, 7th St. & Ocean Ave., at 8:57amCriminal mischief, 300 block West Ave., at 9:30amTheft, 600 block Bay Ave., at 10:20amMotor vehicle accident, 34th St. & West Ave., at 5:22pmTheft, 1000 block Beach, at 7:11pmCDS, 1100 block Boardwalk, one in custody, at 9:42pmCDS, Waverly Rd. Beach, one in custody, at 9:46pmCDS, 300 block Boardwalk, one in custody, at 10:31pm August 3, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 181Motor Vehicle Stops: 14Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 22Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 10 Fire and 7 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 400 block Simpson Ave., at 12:48amBurglary, 1100 block Central Ave., at 7:59amMotor vehicle accident, 1100 block Asbury Ave., at 9:21amMotor vehicle accident, St. James Pl. & Corinthian Ave., at 2:56pmShoplifting, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 4:31pmFraud, Nassau Rd., at 6:09pmCDS, 1400 block Beach, two in custody, at 10:05pmCDS, 900 block Beach, at 11:28pm August 6, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 183Motor Vehicle Stops: 22Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 43Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 17 fire and 14 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 4300 block West Ave., at 8:26amTheft, 100 block 10th St., at 10:00amTheft, North Point Rd., at 10:51amMotor vehicle accident, 54th St. & Simpson Ave., at 12:03pmShoplifting, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 9:20pmTheft, 1100 block Ocean Ave., at 9:38pmTheft, Crescent Rd., at 9:43pm August 4, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 181Motor Vehicle Stops: 25Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4Property Checks: 32Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 16 Fire and 16 EMS callsTheft, Ocean Rd., at 1:25amTheft, 1300 block Ocean Ave., at 9:00amMotor vehicle accident, 100 block 9th St., at 12:30pmMotor vehicle accident, 300 block Seabright Rd., at 4:12pmHarassment, 800 block Boardwalk, at 4:22pmMotor vehicle accident, 15th St. & Asbury Ave., at 5:01pmTheft, 1400 block Pleasure Ave., at 6:04pmDWI, 1200 block Simpson Ave., at 8:04pmMotor vehicle accident, 200 block Central Ave., at 11:35pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.last_img read more

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Ocean City Masons Donate $1,000 to Community FoodBank

first_imgThe Ocean City Masonic Club is proud to announce the Community FoodBank of New Jersey as a recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Foster-Karney Foundation.The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will apply the funds to their Community Assistance Pantry for the purchase of food for families in need throughout the local area.Pictured above are Evelyn Benton, Executive Director, Southern Branch, Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Steven Friedrich, President of the Ocean City Masonic Club.The mission of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. The Ocean City Masonic Club was constituted in February 1958, with the mission to promote social activities among Masons in Ocean City and surrounding areas. The Masonic Club is administrator of the Foster-Karney Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to community organizations in Cape May and Atlantic Counties. read more

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Bassnectar Releases Hypnotic Video For New Single, ‘Reaching Out’

first_imgBassnectar has just released a video for his new single “Reaching Out”. The track features hypnotic, pulsing synth with a driving beat and his signature heavy bass.Bassnectar had this to say about the song in a post on youtube:“The song is about human connection, but also about personal journeys and how they intersect in cathartic and beautiful ways in a kind of metamorphosis,..a voice says ‘we’re reaching out to set you free’ – as if she’s being contacted from beyond her current state of awareness.”Check out the trippy video belowlast_img read more

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Be wary of the cassowary

first_imgAn adult cassowary is considered the world’s most dangerous bird. It can weigh 150 pounds, run 30 miles per hour, and attack with a sharp, 5-inch claw on each foot. To author Sy Montgomery, the flightless cassowary hearkens back to distant dinosaur ancestors, bearing a velociraptor’s claw and a hadrosaur’s bony crest.Just the kind of creature Montgomery wanted to meet.Montgomery tracked the cassowary through Australia’s leech-laden forests for days, finally coming face to face with one at the last possible hour, after she put time provided by a bus delay to good use and made one last forest visit.As she sat at the edge of the woods, contemplating her impending failure to see a cassowary in the wild, one came into view. The bird walked among the nearby trees, ignoring her, though Montgomery was sure it knew she was there. She could see it clearly, its blue head, swaying red wattles, its dark feathers … and those claws.“It was like it stepped out of a crack in time,” Montgomery said. “You look at a cassowary, and you know you’re in the presence of a living dinosaur.”Montgomery described the search for the cassowary, along with her other bird-centered adventures, Thursday (June 17) to an audience at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH). Part of the HMNH’s Summer Nights at the Museum series, Montgomery described the experiences and adventures that led to her latest book, “Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur.”In addition to her cassowary adventure, Montgomery described working at a California-based hummingbird rehabilitation center, raising two almost impossibly tiny hummingbird chicks that had been abandoned in their nest.Montgomery, who is also author of the bestselling “The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood,” shared her unusual perspective and passion for the natural world with the audience. She described birds, and most particularly hummingbirds, as “made of air,” with hollow bones, internal air sacs, and feathers that outweigh their bones.She helped to feed the baby birds with tiny syringes and watched them grow. Despite the demands of feedings every 20 minutes, she said she felt privileged to watch them begin to thrive, saying she fell “crazy in love with them.”“There’s nothing like a baby hummingbird to bring us back to what really matters in the world,” Montgomery said.Montgomery said birds were her first animal love, fostered by a pet parakeet she had as a child, but that the subjects of her earlier books — mammals — kept getting in the way of her writing a book about them.She pointed out that birds are the most common wild animals that most people see and are on the decline because of pollution, overpopulation, and climate change. Birds, like the endangered Kakapo that walked up to her during one forest visit, can be surprisingly trusting. It’s time for people to earn that trust, she said.last_img read more

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AFSOUTH Heads to Brazil for Search & Rescue SMEE

first_imgThe Airmen from Air Forces Southern’ s 347th Rescue Group and 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, supported a week-long exchange of SAR best practices with a goal of strengthening the partnership between the United States and the Brazilian air forces. “The team that’s assembled here really allows us to cover all aspects of SAR,” said Maj. Eric Navarrete, Air Forces Southern regional affairs specialist. “With this amount of expertise I’m confident that there will be an amazing exchange of knowledge and both air forces will be able to take something back to their force that they didn’t have knowledge of before.” U.S. Airmen traveled to Brazil to participate in a week-long subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) with members of the Brazilian Air Force, from May 11-15, 2015 focusing on Search & Rescue (SAR) capabilities. The week consisted of presentations from both air forces to showcase how they executed SAR operations, followed by a field exercise day, and a tour of their squadron to meet the men and women who make it possible to perform their missions. “We share the same goal of keeping our people safe,” said Col. Oliveira, Campo Grande Brazilian Air Force base wing commander. This exchange will help both of our air forces keep their people safe whether it’s during a humanitarian mission or in a combat environment.” Through continual SMEE engagements with partner nations like Brazil, the U.S. military is able to show support to our allies and partners, as well as collaborate with other nations to address common security challenges and help promote regional security. center_img “Always remember there is no greater reward then the feeling of having saved a life,” said Col. Oliveira. “In the words of Andy form from Toy Story, ‘you’ve got a friend in me’.” On the last day of the exchange the team was met by the commander of the base. By Dialogo July 13, 2015 Airmen from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) routinely visit partner nations in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean to exchange knowledge and ideas covering a variety of military disciplines.last_img read more

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Team spirit

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