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Van Oord’s Largest Hopper Dredger Busy in Mauritania

first_imgVan Oord is deepening and widening the access channel and turning basin of a large ore export facility in Nouadhibou, Mauritania.Two trailing suction hopper dredgers, one of which is owned by Van Oord, will be deployed for the dredging work.According to the company, Von Oord’s flagship HAM 318 is busy working in the area.It is the largest of this type of dredgers in Van Oord’s cutting-edge fleet. The vessel was extended by 52 meters to 228 meters at the COSCO shipyard in China in 2008. This increased its hopper capacity from 23,783 to 37,500 cubic meters.Mauritania is the second-largest exporter of iron ore on the African continent.The project supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) consists in deepening and widening 25 km of the SNIM (Société nationale industrielle et minière) mineral terminal’s access channel.Thanks to the deeper and wider port access, ships with a capacity of up to 250,000 tonnes will be able to access the newly built berths.last_img read more

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Cricket News Sanath Jayasuriya’s death rumour floats around social media; find out true story here

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : The unverified reports of the former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya left the cricketing fraternity around the world in places. It found a lot of steam on social media and apparantely on other messaging platforms and suddenly even the former cricketers weren’t sure what was happening. The likes of Ravichandran Ashwin even got onto Twitter seeking clarification whether there was any truth in those reports.As it turns out the news was indeed fake and Sanath himself has put out a statement rubbishing the rumours. The reports had claimed that the cricketer was in Toronto, Canada on May 20 and met with an accident there. ‘A man was hit by a Honda Civic car died in the hospital and they had identified him as Sanath Jayasuriya,’ it stated.‘He was severely injured when taken to the hospital and while being treated for it passed away the next morning. It further went on to say that the same was confirmed by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Canada, in fact, also mentioned that the Embassy was aware of Jayasuriya’s visit to Toronto,’ the fake news mentioned. As soon as the horrifying news hit the ears of his familyand friends it came to his notice and the cricketer clarified the same. He said, “Please disregard fake news by malicious websites regarding my health and well being. I am in Srilanka and have not visited Canada recently. Please avoid sharing fake news.”In a statement, the former Sri Lankan cricketer and administrator further mentioned that it was a hoax and requested people to not share it since it was causing them a lot of distress.“Since last night, there has been fake news of me being hurt in a car accident. The hoax has my family & friends deeply disturbed. Please ignore any such news,” he said. Sanath Jayasuriya has played over 440 One-Day Internationals for Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya has also captained Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya last played International cricket in 2011. last_img read more

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NOGIG 2020: ExxonMobil, NNPC, PTI Begin on Winning Note

first_imgPTI took the lead midway into the first half through the individual brilliance of Asogbon Seyifunmi who tore the SEPLAT defence to shreds before slotting the ball home.The first half ended with PTI maintaining their slim 1-0 lead.On resumption for the second half, the two sides intensified their efforts, taking the battle to each other’s territory. It was SEPLAT that were soon rewarded for their industry as one of their midfeilders was brought down just outside the third half. Captain Nwulu Daniel stepped up to take responsibility and he did it so well. He defied the wall arranged by PTI defence and tucked in a thunderous shot that beat the flatfooted PTI goalkeeper for the equaliser. The stands quaked as spectators rose to salute the free-kick.It became a ding dong affair until the contrversial penalty which was converted to give PTI the victory.A dominant NNPC demolished NCDMB 3-1 in the third match of the day.NCDMB scored first after a fluid move from the nidfield. The first half ended 1-1.When hostilities resumed in the second half, NNPC fell back on experience and wore down their opponents. They scored two more goals to seal victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The defending champions, ExxonMobil, NNPC and PTI football teams recorded impressive wins yesterday in the opening day matches of the preliminaries of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games being played at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Lagos.In the opening match, the defending champions ExxonMobil dismissed NLNG 2-0, hanks to Tayo Akande’s brace.The second match saw PTI beat SEPLAT 2-1 in a pulsating encounter that was nearly marred by the centre referee who made some controversial calls. A highly contested penalty call against SEPLAT saw their players stop play temporarily. However, their decision to stage a walk out was later rescinded after appeals from officials of both sides. The resultant penlty was expertly converted by Shetima Bukar to give PTI the victory.last_img read more