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Qatar to Release LNG Carrier Shipyard Tender in a Few Weeks


first_imgQatar would soon release its tender for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, according to Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the country’s energy minister and the CEO of Qatar Petroleum.“In a few weeks, qualified shipyards will be invited to participate in a tender for the provision of LNG ship construction slots for the LNG shipping fleet required for the LNG expansion project,” he said.The upcoming tender was revealed at the sidelines of the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas in Shanghai (LNG2019), during which Qatar Petroleum unveiled a number of major contracts for Qatar’s LNG expansion project, designed to increase LNG production capacity from 77 to 110 million tons per year by 2024.Some of the contracts include awarding the fabrication and installation of the offshore jackets to McDermott, as well as the deal for early site works required to prepare the site of the four new 8 mtpa LNG mega-trains in Ras Laffan Industrial City.Additionally, Al-Kaabi confirmed that Qatar Petroleum is in the tendering phase for 8 rigs for the development drilling. The onshore facilities FEED will be completed in the next few days, while the main invitations to tenders for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the facilities would be issued before the end of this month.In mid-February, 2019, Al-Kaabi confirmed the speculations that the Middle Eastern nation would order up to 60 new LNG carriers at a press conference held on the sidelines of the launch of TAWTEEN programme, according to The Peninsula.At the time, he explained that Qatar was in advanced negotiations to order between 50 and 60 gas carriers to transport the additional volume of nearly 50 million tonnes of LNG, including the LNG output volume abroad.last_img read more


Cricket News VB Chandrasekhar, former India opener, committed suicide over debts: Chennai Police


first_imgVB Chandrasekhar played seven games in 1988.VB was instrumental in getting MS Dhoni to Chennai Super Kings in IPL.Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble also praised VB. The legendary Sachin Tendulkar and former India captain Anil Kumble also offered their condolences to Chandrasekhar’s family. “Very sad to hear of the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar. Have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family,” Tendulkar tweeted. Kumble wrote: “Terrible news…VB…too soon. Shocking! Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”  Former India captain Krish Srikkanth, who had opened several times in the past with VB, said he was shocked to learn about the death of his erstwhile batting partner, adding he was a very nice person. India and Chennai Super Kings player Suresh Raina also condoled the death of Chandrasekhar.  “Extremely sad & shocked to hear about the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar sir. His consistent efforts made it possible to set the right foundation of the CSK team. He always encouraged & believed in us since very beginning. My deepest condolences to the family,” Raina tweeted.India and CSK off-spinner Harbhajan Singh expressed sadness. “Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go..rest in peace VB.. Big lose. condolences to the family,” Harbhajan wrote on his twitter handle.   IPL team Chennai Super Kings, for which Chandrasekhar was director-operations and a selector, said  Chandrasekhar was “one of the main architects behind CSKs strong foundation and brand of cricket.” “V B Chandrasekhar’s contribution to TN cricket as a player, mentor and official is immeasurable. He was an integral part of the Super Kings family and it is truly a personal loss to all of us,” the CSK said on its twitter handle.  His mortal remains will be kept at his residence in  Mylapore and the final rites will take place from 9 AM on Saturday.  highlightscenter_img Chennai: Former India opener and national selector VB Chandrasekhar committed suicide over debts, the police said in Chennai on Friday, ruling out speculation that he died after suffering a cardiac arrest. According to a senior police official, Chandrasekhar ended his life by hanging himself at his house in the city on Thursday evening due to debts, a day after it was reported that his death was the result of a cardiac arrest. “He was under a lot of stress due to the debts incurred,” the police official added.  The former Indian opener owned a team (VB Kanchi Veerans) in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, the fourth edition of which concluded on Thursday. “He was under a lot of stress due to debts but it has also come to light that his health was deteriorating and he had become very frail,” a source said.  “The Tamil Nadu cricket fraternity is in a state of shock as he always shared a close relationship with former BCCI President N Srinivasan. He was instrumental in getting MS Dhoni to Srinivasan’s IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings,” the source added.   The right-hander, who was only six days short of his 58th birthday, is survived by his wife and two daughters. Chandrasekhar played seven ODIs between 1988 and 1990, scoring only 88 runs, but at the domestic level, he was prolific for a few seasons, aggregating 4,999 runs in 81 games with a highest score of 237 not out. A qualified engineer, VB, as he was popularly known in cricketing circles, was a member of the state team that won the Ranji Trophy in 1987-’88.  The cricketing fraternity across the country was shocked to learn about Chandrasekhar’s death. The Indian cricket board condoled his death and posted on its Twitter handle (@BCCI): “BCCI regrets to inform that former India opener VB Chandrasekhar is no more. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and his fans.”  The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association on Friday condoled the death of the former India batsman. “The Members and cricket fraternity of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association deeply condole the sudden and sad demise of former Indian Cricketer V B Chandrasekhar,” it said in a message.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


Lakers and Warriors play first basketball game in newly built Chase Center


first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Missing actionThe Lakers had some expected absences for Saturday’s exhibition, including DeMarcus Cousins (ACL tear), Kyle Kuzma (foot stress reaction), Talen Horton-Tucker (foot stress reaction) and Jared Dudley (knee soreness). Cook and Kostas Antetokounmpo (ankle sprain) also missed the game.LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and Danny Green didn’t play in the second half. Frank Vogel suggested that he would devise a “similar” workload for the Lakers’ two exhibitions against the Nets in China next week. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “We play the Warriors eight times this year,” he said. “I’ll get some action in one of those games. Just gotta be smart.”Related Articlescenter_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThey moved into the Chase Center, their new $1.4 billion home on the water in Mission Bay. That’s added both time and traffic to their commutes — something Klay Thompson side-stepped with a ride on a ferry earlier this week. It wasn’t just switching sides of the bay, from Oakland to San Francisco, but also upgrading and modernizing their tech-friendly home that houses high-class suites and luxury seating to generate additional revenue.Quinn Cook, who played for the Warriors for the last two seasons, said he was wowed by the building, particularly the new entrance. But the human element was refreshingly familiar.“To see the same faces — security, ushers, equipment people — everybody’s still here and made that transition,” he said. “It’s definitely different, but it’s great to see some familiar faces.”Saturday’s game was the first basketball event played in the building. Kerr said the only other time the Warriors were able to try the court was the day before for some short scrimmaging.Both JaVale McGee and Cook had heard plenty about the planning of the new digs and Cook even toured the building before it was finished. Cook didn’t play in the game, sitting out with a sore left calf, but knows his time to try the court against his former team will come soon. SAN FRANCISCO >> The Kerrs had been moved into their new home just two days when the ground shook beneath them.It was a small earthquake, a 3.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. It felt to Steve Kerr to be a sort of sign on the day of his team’s first preseason game in their new home.“That was like our welcome, I guess,” he said. “Welcome to San Francisco.”To be frank, the ground quaking beneath them is one of the more subtle shifts the Warriors have dealt with in the week since their preseason camp opened. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more