Significant intra-annual variability in krill distribution and abundance at South Georgia revealed by multiple acoustic surveys during 2000/01

first_imgThree separate acoustic surveys of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) were conducted around South Georgia in the 2000/01 season: in October 2000 (early-season); during late December/early January 2000/01 (mid-season), and in March 2001 (late-season). The surveys were the first in a newly planned five-year series of observations designed to complement and extend an existing time series regularly maintained by the British Antarctic Survey since 1996 (and on a more ad hoc basis since the early 1980s). We hoped that conducting several surveys in one season would provide information on short-term variability that could be used to set data from more restricted once-per-season ‘snap-shot’ cruises in a broader context. The early- and late-season surveys were associated with logistic support voyages to South Georgia and were restricted to four transects within a box to the northwest of South Georgia. The dedicated mid-season survey covered that box in more detail (twice as many transects) and, in addition, examined boxes to the north, northeast and southwest of the island. Together these surveys provided temporally and spatially extensive coverage around South Georgia. Krill density in the western box in the early-season survey was very low (3.5 g m(-2)) but rose significantly (P = 0.020) by mid-season (to 34.7 g m(-2)). In a pattern that is consistent with observations from previous years, krill density in the western box in the mid-season survey was less than that in the eastern box (80.4 g m(-2)). Analysis of transect data obtained in the western box in the mid-season survey revealed no significant difference in the mean krill density derived from only those four transects surveyed early- and late-season, or from the full eight transects. Our first occupation of a survey box off the central north coast of South Georgia in mid-season revealed a krill density of 47.2 g m(-2) that was intermediate between the eastern and western areas. The size structure of the krill in the central region also reflected a mix of those to the east (generally small) and west (generally large). Krill density to the southwest of South Georgia was 32.1 g m(-2) in mid-season. By March, krill density in the western survey area had fallen significantly (P = 0.037) from the mid-season high to 7.8 g m(-2). Our multiple surveys at South Georgia have revealed major intra-annual changes in krill density at the island and have shown that the timing of the acoustic survey can affect significantly the estimate of krill density. The multiple estimates of krill density will allow reproductive performance indices for top level predators to be compared to prey availability at more appropriate time-scales than previous single ‘snap-shot’ acoustic survey data have allowed. This is a crucial step in the elucidation of response functions of dependent species to changes in krill abundance, and could be a useful contribution to ecosystem management.last_img read more

Pieridae Energy acquires Shell Canada’s Foothills assets for $145m

first_imgThe assets included in the transaction have produced approximately 28,634BOE/d in the first half of 2019 Image: Pieridae Energy has acquired Shell Canada’s Foothills assets. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel/Pixabay. Pieridae Energy announced that it has completed the acquisition of Shell Canada Energy’s Foothills assets for C$190m ($145m).The acquisition includes midstream and upstream assets in the southern Alberta Foothills.With the completion of the acquisition, Pieridae now possesses an extensive drilling inventory that consists of multiple dry gas and liquids-rich gas reservoirs within the Foothills area.In the first half of 2019, the assets included in the transaction have produced approximately 28,634 barrels of equivalent per day (BOE/d).The production is comprised of approximately 119 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas, 5,646bbl/d of natural gas liquids and 3,161bbl/d of condensate and light oil.The Canadian energy company also acquired three deep cut, Jumping Pound, Caroline and Waterton gas plants with a combined capacity of nearly 750 MMcf/d.  a 14% working interest in the Shantz sulphur forming plant, and around 1,700km of pipelines.Pieridae CEO Alfred Sorensen said: “We are very pleased to close this transformational acquisition as it secures the majority of the natural gas needed, once developed, to supply the first train at our Goldboro LNG facility for at least twenty years.“We will now complete our negotiations with Kellogg Brown & Root Limited for a fixed price contract to construct the Goldboro LNG facility so that we can then proceed to complete the project financing and final equity raise and make a final investment decision.”Details of transaction between Shell and PieridaePieridae said that it paid C$165m ($126m) to Shell in cash, through the issuance of term debt and equity, for the transaction. Additionally, the company had deposited $10m ($7m) during the signing of the PSA.Sorensen added: “There are additional opportunities to develop our liquids-rich areas, process the sour gas, strip out the liquids, store the dry gas and then further develop our dry gas resources down the road.”In October 2018, Pieridae was declared eligible for $1.5bn additional German funding for the Goldboro LNG project.The $10bn Goldboro LNG project to be developed at the Goldboro Industrial Park in Guysborough County will feature an LNG processing facility, storage tanks, and marine works.last_img read more

BSF Frigate Ladny Visits French Navy’s Main Naval Base Toulon

first_img Share this article View post tag: main View post tag: Ladny View post tag: French View post tag: News by topic View post tag: visits View post tag: Navy View post tag: Frigate Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Ladny heading for the Mediterranean Sea has called at French Navy’s main naval base Toulon before joining Russian Navy carrier group comprising ships of Northern and Baltic fleets.In Toulon, the Russian warship was visited by Consul General of the Russian Federation in Marseilles and the Principality of Monaco Yury Gribkov, officials of the consulate general and their families.Crewmen of the host ship – destroyer Jean de Vienne – also visited BSF frigate Ladny. They watched the ship and met with Russian counterparts.In accordance with the protocol, the cruise commander BSF Antisubmarine Ship Brigade EO Capt 2 rank Pavel Yasnitsky and the ship’s commanding officer Capt 2 rank Alexei Kirichok paid a visit to the Toulon naval base commander, French Navy deputy commander for Mediterranean operations, and French Navy’s surface fleet commander.On invitation of the French party, Russian naval mariners paid a return visit to destroyer Jean de Vienne. Later on, Russian and French sailors played a friendly soccer game. In the evening, BSF frigate Ladny was opened for public visits.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 19, 2011; Image:  sevastopol View post tag: BSFcenter_img BSF Frigate Ladny Visits French Navy’s Main Naval Base Toulon December 19, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today BSF Frigate Ladny Visits French Navy’s Main Naval Base Toulon View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Base View post tag: Toulon View post tag: Naval Training & Educationlast_img read more

I built an app that does triangulation of points on the earth

first_imgProgress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about.center_img Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to.last_img read more

Metabolism Genetics

first_imgAs far as poultry farmers are concerned, feed equals money. The more efficient chickens are at turning feed into thighs, breast and drumsticks, the healthier their bottom line. It turns out that the same science that can help poultry farmers raise more feed-efficient chickens could help people become healthier, too.Sammy Aggrey, professor of poultry science at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), studies the ways in which genes affect how chickens process feed. What he’s found has led to the development of more efficient broiler (meat) chickens, but his research also has implications in the fight against obesity in people.Humans and chickens are enough alike that Aggrey’s discovery and other genetic research on chickens may lead scientists to similar findings in humans.”One of the beauties of using chickens is that the research can be done quickly,” Aggrey said. “Then biomedical researchers can use it right away in their work with humans. When we find genes in chickens that act in a certain way, we expect to find the same types of genes in humans.”Currently, Aggrey’s lab focuses on the nutrigenomics of poultry, investigating the genes that are responsible for processing the amino acids and other nutrients in chicken feed.Several genes affect the way birds digest carbohydrates, amino acids and fat. The metabolism of amino acids like methionine and cysteine affects the way the birds process antioxidants to battle stress and disease. His lab is also investigating how feed and genetics impact the bird’s microbiome and parasite loads.This research into the genetics of metabolism and resiliency have financial implications for the poultry farmers in the U.S., but it can also help make poultry farming workable in developing nations.Farmers with fewer resources to feed, cool and heat poultry flocks need bred birds to be more resilient and feed efficient. Aggrey’s work will help produce chickens that are better adapted to different environments and situations.“Most of the breeds that they have are unproductive, so we’re trying to understand how we can improve the local breeds so that they are a bit more productive,” Aggrey said. “For them, it’s not only a source of protein but a means of getting out of poverty. Because when they are able to sell eggs and meat, it gives them income. Raising chickens gives them household food security and also gives them some financial security.”Meeting these specific breeding goals and understanding how genetics impacts the health and efficiency of birds has become increasingly possible in the last two decades thanks to a better understanding of chicken genetics and data science.“We used to breed without a lot of information. When the genome was sequenced, the sequence provided us with unprecedented data to accurately determine the genetic worth of animals,” Aggrey said. “That comes with a lot of computation.”To incorporate all of this new genetic information, Aggrey has had to collaborate with other geneticists to develop analytic tools to aid in breeding.Focusing on breeding “less fatty chickens” may impact the lives of humans in many ways — giving farmers a higher profit margin, helping secure access to protein in developing nations and shedding light on the mystery of human metabolism and the causes of obesity.To watch Aggrey discuss his work visit youtu.be/m-lxfOyHZmo .For more information about the research being done at CAES, visit research.caes.uga.edu. For more information about the work being done at the UGA Department of Poultry Science, visit poultry.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

PODCAST: Reflections on board service

first_imgJohn Sackett and Phil Browarsky are two long-time credit union board members who are dedicated to meeting the needs of their members in every stage of life.Sackett is a board member at Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire, Wis., and a member of the CUNA Board.Browarsky is board chair at Glass City Federal Credit Union in Maumee, Ohio.In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, recorded during the 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, Sackett and Browarsky discuss what members want from their credit unions, how they attract and retain new board members, and advice they offer other directors about succeeding in this role. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

PFA Team of the Year revealed: Eden Hazard misses out but Paul Pogba gets picked

first_imgPFA Team of the Year revealed: Eden Hazard misses out but Paul Pogba gets picked Paul Pogba was the only non-Liverpool or Man City player to make the PFA Team of the YearPogba would be a surprise inclusion for many as his he struggled for form during the first half of the season under Jose Mourinho, although his performances drastically improved following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival at Old Trafford in December.However, Pogba’s form has dipped once again in the last few weeks as United have slipped up in the top-four race with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.After United’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday evening, Pogba apologised to fans as he left the pitch at Old Trafford.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking before the Manchester derby, ex-Manchester United captain slammed Pogba and called him a ‘big problem’ for Solskjaer.‘The guy is a talented boy, but we’re saying the same things over and over again,’ said Keane.‘The number of times I’ve seen him in games where he’s not sprinting back or running back. He’s talking about body language, throwing his arms up in the air, he’s a big problem for United.‘I don’t know what he’s like around the training ground or when they travel, but he mentioned body language and pride, I don’t see it, I don’t see it in his performances. And my eyes don’t lie to me.‘I’m not disagreeing he’s a talented player, but you need more than just talent. We talk about the real top players, the great players, they make their team better and they make their teammates better. He doesn’t do that. He plays for himself.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Paul Pogba made the PFA Team of the Year but Eden Hazard missed out (Getty)Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named in the PFA Team of the Year but Chelsea’s Eden Hazard misses out in a side which is dominated by Liverpool and Manchester City players.The team is set to be revealed on Thursday and is voted for by players in the Premier League.Four Liverpool players have made the cut, including Virgil van Dijk who has won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year ahead of Raheem Sterling.Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second successive season, while Bernardo Silva is also included after his brilliant season for the Premier League champions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHazard, meanwhile, misses out for the second year running despite being on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Apr 2019 11:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Watermelon vodka to ‘nitro’ cocktails: what’s coming in booze this May?

first_imgSource: FunkinFunkin ‘Nitro’ CocktailsRTD stalwart Funkin has added a new range of ‘nitro cocktails’ that are infused with nitrogen – which it claims gives them a ‘smooth finish’. It covers four supremely trendy cocktails (all 5% abv): Espresso Martini, Passion Fruit Martini, Amaretto Sour and Gin Fizz, due to hit Asda and Sainsbury’s in the lead-up to summer (rsp: £2.29/200ml).The brand says it wants to “deliver bar-quality serves in a convenient format” as Brits’ love of posh cocktails surges.And it certainly isn’t the only one investing in improving the ‘experiential’ element of its RTDs: Pernod Ricard claims its Kahlúa Espresso Martini cans, which rolled out last August, were the first to utilise nitrogen in this way.In any case, given the traction upmarket RTDs have gained over the past year, we wouldn’t be surprised to see further investment from big brands into making on-the-go boozing feel a bit more special. It will roll out from 29 April (rsp: £39/70cl). Alternatively, it is already available for pre-order on Amazon, making it the latest in a series of Diageo releases to offer first dibs through the online giant. Source: The UncommonThe UncommonIt wouldn’t be a Grocer NPD roundup without some canned wine. The Uncommon was the first English wine brand to launch into the format when it made its debut last year, and it has now unveiled its second vintage, with a “bubbly” white and new rosé variant.The brand is unashamedly upmarket (the duo are launching exclusively into Selfridges at £4.99 and £5.99 respectively for a month before rolling into Waitrose from 20 May) and sells itself firmly on its sustainability credentials: the cans are 100% recyclable and lightweight, which it claims delivers “a carbon footprint that’s 80% lighter than glass and a solution to help combat oceanic wine wastage in the UK” – with the added bonus that less packaging means they chill faster for on-the-go consumption.Elsewhere, this month saw the entrance of Barefoot into the canned wine market. That the E&J Gallo brand (currently the UK’s second-biggest wine brand) has taken such a punt on the format is a likely indicator of things to come.And the timing is just right: wine has, for some time now, been the problem child of BWS, with volumes beginning to turn downwards and value sales kept in the black by price increases and premiumisation alone. Wine is long overdue some genuine innovation. Watch this space. Source: Hinch DistilleryHinch DistilleryJameson may still absolutely dominate the Irish whiskey market, but past years have seen a steady trickle of fledgling craft brands begin to make headway.The latest, Hinch Distillery, has just signed a distribution deal with Marussia Beverages UK, which will see its drinks become available to the UK on and off-trade for the first time.Its range includes five whiskeys, including 5yo and 10yo variants, aged in a variety of casks and one peated Irish single malt, as well as a ‘Ninth Wave’ small batch gin. Every month The Grocer takes a deep dive into the hottest booze launches on their way to UK retailers’ shelves. This time around we’ve got a new flavour from Cîroc and (surprise, surprise) more canned wine.,Source: Diageo ReserveCîroc WatermelonDiageo has boosted its insanely popular posh vodka brand Cîroc with yet another limited-edition flavour designed for summer cocktails (how many are there now?).The latest addition (37.5% abv) comes in a bright red and white bottle. Diageo claims watermelon is one of “2019’s trending flavours” – vegans are touting ‘watermelon ham’ as an alternative to a proper roast, for instance.center_img Source: Innis & GunnTropic Like It’s HopThe latest launch from Scottish craft beer stalwarts Innis & Gunn, Tropic Like It’s Hop is a 4.4% passionfruit pale ale made with Mosaic and Citra hops.The brand calls it “a crisp, refreshing pale ale” that’s “brimming with tropical character”. It hit Morrisons this month and will roll into Asda from mid-May (rsp: £1.80/330ml).It comes as Innis & Gunn has announced plans to build a massive new 400,000 hectolitre brewery in Edinburgh, which it says would create up to 30 new jobs. Its current brewery in Perthshire will then be used to focus on small-scale experimentation and limited-edition barrel-aged beers. Source: SipsmithSipsmith G&T cansSpeak of the devil: Sipsmith is moving into canned premixes for the first time. The insanely popular craft gin brand is launching two SKUs, a London Dry gin & tonic and a lighter variant for the more health-conscious of drinkers (both 7.3% abv).They have launched into Ocado and The Co-op, and will be making their debut in Tesco and Waitrose from early May. Source: Berry Bros. & RuddHigh CoastUpmarket indie retailer Berry Bros & Rudd has netted the rights to Swedish whisky brand High Coast.The distillery itself is one of the world’s most northernmost, and sits on the north-east coast of Sweden, on the banks of the Ångermanälven river in a building that once housed the power plant for a wooden box factory.Berry Bros & Rudd spirits buyer Doug McIvor said: “I have been following the emergence of High Coast over the past few years after tasting new make spirit from the distillery a while back.“My thoughts on tasting the spirit back then were that this was a world-beating whisky for the future. Everything I’ve tasted from High Coast since then has confirmed this to be true.”The four-strong range consists of a mixture of peated and non-peated drams, including the exclusive ‘Projekt 63’ – a whisky aged for 63 months in 63-litre first-fill bourbon casks on the 65th parallel, 63 decimetres above ground. A PX sherry cask whisky will join the range in September (rsp: £50-£110/70cl).last_img read more

Advertorial: Cargostore Worldwide Trading opens container depot in Eemshaven

first_imgBy Cargostore Worldwide Trading LtdCargostore Worldwide Trading Ltd have opened a container depot in Eemshaven to meet the demands of their customers in Northern Europe. Utilising DHSS yard space, the independent depot is testimony to the rapid growth the company has experienced, necessitating the expansion into Holland to supply offshore equipment efficiently.The depot enables Cargostore to manage a full range of Offshore DNV 2.7-1 certified equipment and have an established point of contact for customers within Eemshaven and the surrounding provinces. Cargostore is one of the few CCU and container rental companies that has a complete and diverse range of Offshore DNV 2.7-1 CCUs on the ground in strategic ports covering the entire North Sea area, allowing them to support the Offshore & Offshore Wind Industry to an outstanding degree.The newly secured affiliation between Cargostore and Eemshaven comes rapidly after the appointment of Dennis Shouwenaar within the London-based global offshore & shipping container specialist as the Sales Manager Offshore Northern Europe, working remotely in Holland.The new Holland base aligns with Cargostore’s strategic motto of ‘Global reach, local touch’ which aims to provide the very best in customer service for its clients worldwide. It is the second global office/depot to be established by Cargostore within the last six months; the other based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.With a background working within both the shipping container and offshore industries, Schouwenaar brings knowledge of sales logistics, specialist equipment and the dynamics of offshore trade to his role at Cargostore.Says Sales Manager Offshore Northern Europe Dennis Schouwenaar: “I was delighted to join Cargostore as they are one of the world’s fastest growing suppliers of offshore DNV 2.7-1 certified CCUs and ISO shipping containers worldwide. I believe one of our strengths is the ability to provide the very highest level of customer service which is made possible by our local speaking staff, constant availability and strategic offices and depots in the UK, Abu Dhabi, USA, Middle East, Germany and in the Netherlands.“There are exciting times ahead in the Offshore Energy & Renewable Energy sector and I am looking forward to meeting these challenges together as part of the Cargostore Worldwide Trading Ltd. team.“Our further investment in equipment in the region is a further demonstration of Cargostore’s commitment to ensure our customers always receive the best equipment and service that they deserve.Keen to supply their Northern Europe customers without delay, Cargostore has stocked their depots with equipment and has the capacity to meet demand immediately.Disclosure: This article was produced by Cargostore Worldwide Trading Ltd and does not necessarily reflect the view of Offshore Energy Today. No member of the editorial team took part in creation of this advertorial.last_img read more

GasLog cuts steel on LNG newbuild

first_imgImage courtesy of GasLogMonaco-based LNG shipper GasLog started the construction of a new liquefied natural gas carrier at the South Korean shipbuilder, Samsung Heavy Industries. The company said it cut the first steel for the hull number 2213 starting the construction process.The vessel will be capable of transporting 180,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.The LNG carrier, which will be powered by a low-pressure dual-fuel engine, is expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2020, according to Gaslog’s website.Gaslog previously said that this vessel will be chartered to Pioneer Shipping Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK-based Centrica for an initial period of about seven years.The LNG shipping company’s consolidated owned fleet currently consists of 30 carriers, with 25 of the vessels being on the water and five on order.GasLog also has also an additional LNG carrier which was sold to a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. and leased back under a long-term bareboat charter.last_img read more