Matrix Service wins EPC contract to construct Jacksonville LNG export facility in US

first_imgThe Jacksonville LNG export facility will have a production capacity of approximately 1.65 million LNG-gallons per day The Jacksonville LNG export facility will be built with an investment of about $500m. (Credit: Business Wire) Matrix Service has secured an engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction from Eagle LNG Partners for the Jacksonville LNG export facility in Florida, US.To be built with an investment of about $500m, the LNG export facility will utilise Chart Industries’ IPSMR technology and liquefaction equipment technology.Upon completion, the Jacksonville LNG export facility will have a production capacity of approximately 1.65 million LNG-gallons per day.The facility will also have 12 million LNG-gallons of storage as well as a marine terminal and truck-loading capabilities.Eagle LNG CEO Dick Brown said: “Eagle LNG is experiencing a growing demand for LNG to serve small-scale export markets, while domestic demand for fuel-grade LNG continues to increase.“We continue to build out LNG infrastructure across the country to meet these needs. Partnering with Matrix Service and Chart Industries provides service from concept through completion.”The Jacksonville LNG export facility secured approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Department of Energy in late 2019.Jacksonville LNG export facility is said to be cost-effective, proximal LNG source for  CaribbeanThe facility is expected to be a cost-effective, proximal LNG source for the Caribbean region. It will load LNG onto small, ocean-going vessels for export to countries, which use heavy fuel oil or diesel for electricity generation.Eagle LNG said: “The Jacksonville LNG Export Facility has an economic advantage utilizing a regional supply chain better matching smaller-scale LNG supply, proximity and customer demand profile.“Conventional LNG models are designed to serve large-scale, global supply needs and thus expose small-scale markets to costs associated with large-scale infrastructure or break-bulk.”From its Maxville LNG facility, also located in Jacksonville, the company will continue to serve domestic marine fueling and exporting LNG in ISO containers for Caribbean markets.Opened in July 2018, the Maxville LNG facility has a production capacity of 200,000 LNG gallons-per-day with a 1 million-gallon storage tank.last_img read more

Jemena obtains approval for Western Sydney Green Gas project

first_imgThe WSGG project will use the solar and wind power to generate hydrogen gas that will be utilised for cooking, hot water, and heating across Jemena’s New South Wales gas network The hydrogen gas will be injected into the Sydney secondary gas distribution network, supply it for bus refuelling, and/or for power generation back into the grid. (Credit: PatternPictures from Pixabay.) Australian energy infrastructure company Jemena has secured approval from the state government of New South Wales (NSW) for its A$15m ($10.7m) Western Sydney Green Gas (WSGG) project.Touted to be the largest hydrogen demonstration project in Australia, the five-year trial will include the construction of a power-to-gas facility at an existing facility at Horsley Park, inject hydrogen gas into the Sydney secondary gas distribution network, supply it for bus refuelling, and/or for power generation back into the grid.The project will use the solar and wind power to generate hydrogen gas that will be utilised for cooking, hot water, and heating across Jemena’s New South Wales gas network.Later this year, the company is planning to install the first electrolyser in New South Wales to generate hydrogen gas from solar and wind power.WSGG project is co-funded by ARENAJemena spokesperson Michael Pintabona said: “The Western Sydney Green Gas project is the crucial next step in bringing renewable hydrogen gas into the New South Wales network.”The project, which is co-funded by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will also evaluate the application of hydrogen in the transportation sector and the storage capabilities of Jemena’s New South Wales gas distribution network.In June this year, Jemena has submitted plans to the NSW government to connect a proposed LNG import terminal at Port Kembla to the 797km long Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP) with an investment of approximately A$70m.Located at Port Kembla near Wollongong in NSW, the Port Kembla LNG Import Terminal will be developed, owned, and operated by an Australian-Japanese consortium, called Australia Industrial Energy (AIE).last_img read more

Widdecombe defends ‘sexist’ OUCA poster

first_imgOUCA has sparked outrage after allegations that the society used sexist publicity material.The controversy erupted after a poster prominently displayed around the OUCA stall at the OUSU Freshers’ Fair pictured an attractive young woman above the caption “Life is better under a Conservative.”The image immediately attracted attention, with one flabbergasted student even confronting OUCA officers manning the stall.Rachel Cummings, OUSU’s Vice-President for Women, was unimpressed with the apparent use of sexuality for political purposes.“It’s disappointing that OUCA use female sexuality to publicise themselves,” she said. “It undermines the significant impact women have had on the Conservative movement and politics more widely; because of their intelligence and competence, not their attractiveness.“In a country where the number of female MPs stands at a shockingly low 19%, I think it’s time for political groups to stop using women as models and start promoting them as role models.”Her comments were echoed by Henny Ziai, Treasurer of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats, who said that she was totally disgusted with the poster and astonished that it had been used.“I was shocked that OUCA, as supposed representatives of David Cameron’s new and progressive Conservative Party, would attempt to use sex to sell conservatism and, in doing so, would so unashamedly promote and help perpetuate the sexual objectification of women.“I was under the impression that as far as party politics is concerned such blatant cultural sexism was a thing of the past – apparently not for the Conservative Party.”This was not the opinion of former Shadow Home Secretary and current Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe however, who played down the dispute.“What a load of politically correct nonsense,” she said when asked for her reaction.“I might find the joke coarse, but I don’t find it sexist.” The poster itself was officially commissioned by the Young Britons’ Foundation – an educational and research organisation with close but unofficial links to the Conservative Party.According to the Conservative Association’s President Ernest Bell, copies of the poster were sent to them from Conservative Central OfficeWhen approached for his reaction , Bell was unrepentant and denied that the poster was at all offensive.“The poster is not sexist in any way,” said the Mansfield College student. “In the course of the Freshers’ Fair, we received no complaints about the poster.“The only complaint we did have came while we were clearing up afterwards, and that was from the Liberal Democrats in the stall opposite.“Why is it always political activists who take politics (and consequently themselves) so seriously? In OUCA, we admit to occasional irreverence.”last_img read more

Pembroke students slam LA Fitness advert’s “sexism”

first_imgPembroke students are complaining about the alleged sexism of an advert for gym chain LA Fitness located near the College.A written complaint was submitted to LA Fitness by Pembroke JCR’s Gender Equality Rep Ronni Blackford on Monday, criticising the national advertising campaign which includes the slogan, “We guarantee to lose your baggage this summer”, believed by the students to be specifically targeted at women through the depiction of women’s swimwear.LA Fitness Oxford is located directly behind Pembroke College, whose students are offered discounted membership. Controversy started when Pembroke fresher Imo Watson posted a photo of the poster on Facebook last Thursday captioned, “Because only women have baggage to lose apparently… #lafitness #lafuckoff”, receiving 80 likes.Blackford told Cherwell, “I’m very disappointed by LA Fitness’ current advertising scheme. It is a blatant display of sexism, suggesting women use the gyms for the sole purpose of losing weight and completely ignoring the many other reasons for which many women go – from gaining and increasing fitness, to training for a new challenge, or simply using it as stress relief especially during a busy Oxford term.”She added, “Perhaps the worst issue for me is that any part of anyone’s body might be deemed ‘baggage’ – self-love and self-care are so important in a society that pressures young people, especially young women, into hating their bodies, and this campaign actively subscribes to such an unkind and unhealthy culture.”Blackford threatened to involve the Advertising Standards Agency in her complaint. Cherwell understands that a motion of condemnation will be submitted to the JCR on Sunday.Rule 4.1 of the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising states, “Marketing communications must not contain anything that is likely to cause serious or widespread offence. Particular care must be taken to avoid causing offence on the grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.”Watson said, “LA Fitness should know better – rather than shaming women into exercising by suggesting they have ‘baggage’, they ought to be encouraging confidence and self-appreciation. By focusing on what people can gain from exercise (strength, fitness, health etc) rather than on what they should be losing (‘baggage’), the gym would create a much healthier view towards body image, and a much more positive atmosphere compared to how it is currently.”She added, “For the past year or so I’ve struggled with getting the right balance between exercising and over-exercising (at one point I went to the gym for 2.5 hours every day) and to have posters such as this outside the gym really does not help!”LA Fitness is yet to respond to Blackford’s complaint and to Cherwell’s request for comment.last_img read more

Warburtons uses LOAF

first_imgStaff at Warburtons’ Enfield Bakery are to benefit from a new learning centre called LOAF. The Learning Opens Avenues Forever centre is designed to encourage staff to take up further education courses online. It was officially opened by MP for Enfield North Joan Ryan, accompanied by executive director Brett Warburton.The centre at the bakery on Delta Park Industrial Estate is equipped with computers, featuring broadband – donated by the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union – and will be open to all 450 employees to use during their break times as well as days off.”Employee training and development is very important to the company, so we’re proud to open another Learning Centre, this time at Enfield,” said Warburton.Ryan added: “I’m sure it will play an important role in enabling employees to master new skills and fulfil their individual potential,” she said.last_img read more

Grupo Bimbo UK boss Cliff Irwin among BSB conference speakers

first_imgThe British Society of Baking (BSB) has named its list of speakers for its 2017 Autumn Conference.Due to be held on the 10-11 October at the Woodland Grange Hotel in Leamington Spa, Grupo Bimbo’s UK executive Cliff Irwin, Warburtons’ innovation manager Darren Littler and last year’s Scottish Baker of the Year, Gordon McGhee from McGhee’s Bakery, will be among the line-up of key speakers for the event.The BSB conference brings together bakers and industry experts from across the globe to share ideas and, this year, will focus on aspects  including innovation and trading internationally.“As new members join the BSB, we rely on the valuable feedback members give to ensure we continue to provide a first-rate service to members,” said BSB chairman Paul Turner (pictured far right).“We’ve responded to this feedback in our upcoming conference by returning to a more traditional focus on baking and industry trends, with a line-up of world-class speakers from across the spectrum of bakers.”Tickets for the event are on sale via the BSB website.last_img read more

Watch The New Mastersounds Turn Suwannee Rising Into A Celebration [Videos]

first_imgThe New Mastersounds brought their twentieth-anniversary celebration to the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park for two seriously funky sets of joyous funk at the inaugural Suwannee Rising Music Festival.The band’s performances at the new Suwannee festival served as a testimonial to their undiminished ability to rock two decades later. Drummer Simon Allen kept time while cracking jokes and keeping the beat going with funky help from bassist Pete Shand. The band’s master of all things keyboard, Joe Tatton, filled the top end with lingering chords and infectious fills while guitarist Eddie Roberts used his signature slinky style to amazing effect both nights.Playing amazing sets to a delighted crowd at Suwannee was certainly not a new experience for The New Mastersounds. As they noted from the stage, they helped headline almost every edition of the Bear Creek Music Festival, and have participated in a few other park parties like the Purple Hatters Ball. The band was clearly happy to be back in the Spirit Of Suwannee, and it showed in their exuberant sets over the Rising weekend.The new spirit the Suwannee Rising Festival is rooted in the past, with events like the sadly departed Wannee and Bear Creek fests informing and serving as forebears for the future, with wicked sets from Oteil Burbridge, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, moe., Ghost-Note and more laid down over the course of the weekend. It certainly looks like this new gathering has the strength to last long into the future! Only time will tell. For now, let’s check out the following clips from The New Mastersounds captured by Rex-A-Vision! Enjoy!The New Mastersounds – “Dusty Groove”The New Mastersounds – “The Road to Fuji Rock”The New Mastersounds – “Thermal Bad”For more information on The New Mastersounds’ upcoming dates, head over to the band’s website here.last_img read more

WVU study sees continued decline in West Virginia coal production

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享WV Public Broadcasting:A new economic forecast shows the recent uptick in coal production is expected to level out during the next two years and decline precipitously during the next two decades.The annual coal production report, released today by West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, shows the recent uptick in coal production will be short-lived.The last few years have been a bright spot for West Virginia coal. Production has increased nearly 27 percent since the middle of 2016, driven largely by an uptick in coal exports to places like India, Brazil and Ukraine.By contrast, the report forecasts a 3 percent drop in coal production during the next two years, with production leveling out around 85 million tons of coal mined by 2020.“Weakening export activity will likely drive most of the anticipated drop in production through 2020, but the retirement and/or conversion of several gigawatts worth of coal-fired generating capacity that sources coal from West Virginia mines will also account for some of this decline,” the report states.Coal production in both the northern and southern parts of the state will be affected. But northern West Virginia, which largely produces thermal coal for use by U.S. power plants, will be hit harder. From 2020 through 2040, the analysts expect production to continue to drop, hitting 66 million tons by 2040, a 17 percent decline from 2016.More: Coal production report predicts downturn in the industry WVU study sees continued decline in West Virginia coal productionlast_img read more

El Salvador’s Armed Forces Receive New Vehicles to Fight Violent Street Gangs

first_imgThe Águila and Trueno Commands, with 1,302 service members and 600 officers respectively, have the single mission of combating and eradicating gangs. “Soldiers participate in the ‘Safe House’ operations, in which they enter houses and search to ensure to that no one is hiding illegal weapons or drugs,” explained Patricia Elena Segovia, a university student living in a crowded condominium building in San Salvador’s historic center. “They have also removed gang members who were squatting in abandoned residences.” El Salvador’s Armed Forces (FAES) have received a new fleet of 47 pick-up trucks to respond rapidly to emergency calls from civilians reporting criminal attacks. The vehicles will be deployed on preventive operations, surveillance and deterrence patrols, and anti-gang missions. From January to December 2015, the Águila and Trueno Commands conducted thousands of security operations and detained 2,896 suspects. “The Armed Forces’ work is fundamental to building a society of peaceful coexistence,” President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, FAES’ Commander in Chief, said during the ceremony delivering the vehicles on November 24th. “Service members have assumed the responsibility and commitment to the mission of supporting security efforts to protect Salvadoran families. This has earned the population’s trust.” “We feel peaceful having the Soldiers nearby in our communities and near our homes. We know that if we ask them for help, they will come without fear,” said Julio Aníbal Vega, a 53-year-old carpenter and resident of the town of Ilopango. “I believe the gangs will think twice when they see the Armed Forces are in the area, and we hope [the FAES] doesn’t leave.” The FAES has been cooperating with the National Civil Police (PNC) to dismantle Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) – two of the country’s violent street gangs – since June 2014. “The effectiveness of units committed to supporting public security will be substantially improved thanks to this fleet of vehicles. We are grateful for the support given to us and promise to continue working to bring security and tranquility to Salvadorans,” said Minister of Defense David Munguía Payés. The Zeus Command has 2,821 service members deployed in 42 high-crime zones. This command is divided into nine Task Forces whose primary activities are searching persons and vehicles, conducting patrols, and arresting criminals. The procurement of the new fleet is part of a budget addition of US$13 million that was allocated for national defense and approved by the Legislative Assembly in Decree No. 44 on July 9, 2015. The FAES organizes its security operations through the “Nuevo Amanecer” [A New Dawn] campaign and are entrusted to the special commands “Zeus,” “Sumpul,” “San Carlos,” “Águila,” and “Trueno.” “We have been supplying the transportation needs of the Armed Forces Logistics Bureau, but these vehicles will let us increase our response capacity and improve the mobility of our Troops in serving citizens,” said 1st Lieutenant René Benítez, Commanding Officer of the Sumpul Command. FAES fights gangs in high-crime zones In 2015, the Sumpul Command seized 521 firearms; 29,681 units of drugs; 193 head of smuggled livestock; 24,512 items of smuggled clothing; and US$22,220 in cash. Commands work to dismantle violent gangs “Without a doubt, our institutions’ security mission is extremely important and vital for the comprehensive development of our country,” President Sánchez Cerén said at the end of his speech. “The mission therefore requires that we expand their technical and human capabilities to fight crime effectively.” My regards to you, success and keep moving forward so cool to be a police By Dialogo January 19, 2016 In 2015, the Zeus Command captured 5,815 suspects, seized 591 firearms, confiscated 103,651 units of drugs and US$29,629 in cash. The Sumpul Command, which has more than 1,000 Troops, is responsible for combating the smuggling of drugs, weapons, livestock, stolen vehicles, grain, clothing, cigarettes, and liquor along the 375-kilometer Salvadoran land border. last_img read more