Terminal operator JSC Klaipėdos nafta (KN) has, together with the Klaipėda State Seaport Authority (KSSA), signed a tripartite agreement on the reconstruction of KN oil terminal’s berth No 1 with the winners of the public tender.The winners of the public tender, which was valued at EUR 22.5 million (about USD 25.2 million), were joint venture partners UAB Tilsta and UAB Fegda.It is planned that the partners will carry out construction and dredging work over the course of almost two years.Under the agreement signed this week, the currently unused 235-meter section of berth No 1 will be adapted for stevedoring. In addition, the adjacent ship channel will be dredged to a depth of 17 meters.Once the three planned stages of reconstruction are completed, KN will be able to receive and load three tankers at a time at the Klaipėda oil terminal. Currently, the facility can receive only two tankers.“The market has been dictating the need for these changes for some time now – the amount of cargo is growing, new types of cargo are emerging, and customer expectations are changing,” Darius Šilenskis, KN Oil Business Director and acting CEO, said.“The new KN oil product storage tank park that is currently operating in pilot mode demonstrates this need – we are already loading a greater variety of products and testing a wider range of loading schemes. This dictates the need to develop and adapt the existing infrastructure,” he added.Specifically, KN will invest in the installation of the superstructure for the works planned to be carried out, and the port authority in the quay infrastructure.“These are extremely significant jobs that will increase the competitiveness of the Port of Klaipėda even more. Once the berths are reconstructed and a maximum depth of 17 metres is ensured next to them, KN will be able to receive more and larger vessels,” Vidmantas Paukštė, Klaipėda State Seaport Authority Infrastructure Director and acting Director-General, commented.“Reconstruction of the berths is planned to be carried out in several stages, doing the work in such a way that throughput is not disturbed. In the first phase, the port authority will invest EUR 22.52 million.”“In parallel with this project, the port authority is also implementing other public infrastructure improvement projects, such as pier reconstruction and dredging of the canal. All this will create even better conditions for KN to accept the largest tankers that can enter the Baltic Sea,” Paukštė explained.The cost of the first phase works assigned to KN amounts to just over EUR 1.7 million, with the reconstruction work scheduled to begin within a month.Read more: EU Okays Support for Klaipėda LNG Terminal in Lithuania
“I was in a good position and did not quite have it all yesterday and that really cost me. “You have to be right on your game for 72 holes here, I played a five-hole stretch in five over and that was really it. I played nicely again today, if I just limit the mistakes from yesterday I am right there. “It’s frustrating. Sometimes you hit a good shot and all of a sudden it’s off the green; it is what it is and you have to embrace it. It’s Augusta and you’re going to get some good bounces, you’re going to get some bad. It will all even out in the end. “My misses have been wide and that’s the thing that I need to sort out. A perfect example is the 11th yesterday. Instead of just missing it in the right rough you miss it 20 yards in the trees and you don’t have any shot. “And then all of a sudden you chip it out and then you put your third in the water and it’s tough.” As for his preparation, McIlroy added: “This is the first year I have not come here beforehand and I quite like that because you can over think it. “If you’re here for three or four days in advance it almost gets too much. It was nice to play the week before (in Texas) and not come and have a round, because apart a slight change on the 14th green, it hasn’t really changed. And the course is so different from Wednesday night to Thursday morning anyway that it almost isn’t worth it.” The 23-year-old Northern Irishman carded a closing 69 at Augusta, 10 shots better than his third round, to finish the week two over par, meaning he has yet to finish better than 15th in five attempts. “I know I’ve played good enough golf here to win, it’s just a matter of stringing it all together,” McIlroy said. Frustration was the overriding emotion for Rory McIlroy as his bid for a first Masters title ended just as the leaders teed off in their final round. Press Association
… RHT Tigers reach Lower Corentyne semifinals.THE packed Berbice 2019 cricket season continued last weekend with several important matches being completed despite heavy rainfall which affected several fixtures.Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) is aiming to complete all of the tournaments it started in 2019 including the Guyana Lottery Company’s sponsored Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls tournament by the end of December.The tournament, which involves over 80 teams, is being played in four different zones. The four different champions from the different tournaments would then go on to play each other to decide the overall Berbice Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls champions.The four zones are West Berbice, New Amsterdam/Canje, Lower/Central Corentyne and Upper Corentyne.Playing at the Area ‘H’ Ground, Rose Hall Tigers, consisting of mostly veteran RHTYSC members, defeated Tamarind Root to become the first team from Lower Corentyne to reach the semi-finals of that zone. Tamarind Root were dismissed for 96 off 18.2 overs with S. Jugister 18, Dillip Rangasammy 15 and David Prahalad 16 being the principal scorers.Khemraj Mahadeo, Jamal Jarvis and Therbuwan Jagdeo took two wickets for 15, 8 and 20 runs apiece for RHT Tigers. In reply, the home team raced to 99 for 3 as former Under-19 player Balchand Baldeo scored 48 not out and Delbert Hicks 15 not out.The batsmen dismissed were Mark Papannah 12, Rondalph Lewis 00 and Jamal Jarvis 04. D.Looknauth took 2 for 20 in a losing cause. RHT Tigers would play the winners of the Albion vs Fyrish quarterfinals match in the lone semifinals while the winners of the RHT Bakewell and Chesney match would advance to the final after drawing a bye.Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club continued their remarkable progress in Berbice cricket by advancing to the finals of the New Amsterdam/Canje Zone by defeating Police in the quarterfinals then upsetting favourites Young Warriors CC in the semifinals.Last Saturday they defeated Police by 103 runs. Batting first, Young Warriors amassed 238 for 7 from their 100 balls with Moonsammy Verasammy hitting a majestic 126 not out while Jermone Henry 35 offered support.K. Amsterdam took 2 for 20 for Police, who in reply reached 135 for 8. Amsterdam returned with the bat to score 35. Left-arm spinner Mark Sampson took 6 wickets for 20 and Balram Samaroo 2 for 18.On Sunday, Rose Hall Canje restricted YWCC to 85 for 6 off their 100 balls with Mortimer Fraser 20, Sanjay Khan and A. Khan (16) being the top-scorers as Mark Sampson 2 for 12 and Raymond Vankenie 2 for 18 bowled well for the home team. Needing to score 86 runs to book a place in the final, RH Canje reached 86 for 3 in 13.2 overs. Michael Campbelle blasted a quick-fire 32 while J. Henry was unbeaten on 30 along with skipper Ameer Rahaman 11 not out. Kassim Khan and Anil Beharry took a wicket each for 7 and 17 respectively for YWCC.Young Warriors had reached the semifinals by getting past Betsy Ground by 76 runs at the Cumberland Ground on Saturday. They scored 152 for 4 from 100 balls with Trevon Stanislaus 76 including eight boundaries and four sixes and Suresh Dhanai 32 not out including three boundaries and two sixes leading the way.Kishan Gangaram took 2 wickets for 24 runs for Betsy Ground, who, in reply, were bundled out for a meagre 76 with only Y. Jugister 12 and Gangaram 12 reaching double figures. Trevon Stanislaus, Sanjay Khan and Kassim Khan took two wickets apiece.East Bank Blazers have already reached the semifinals and would play the winners of Flying Star vs Guymine CC Quarterfinals scheduled this Saturday October 19.