Lyttelton Harbor Dredging Program Set for August

first_imgLyttelton Port Company (LPC) said in they latest release that one of the world’s largest dredges – the Fairway – will sail into Lyttelton Harbor in August as the port’s channel deepening project gets underway.The Fairway will be a permanent fixture in the harbor for 11 weeks as it works to deepen the channel, which will see the overall dredging program become New Zealand’s biggest to date, LPC said.LPC was granted resource consent in March 2018 to dredge the harbor shipping channel to increase its draught.The 230 meter-long Fairway will collect silty clay from the seabed of the harbor, as it works to widen the navigation channel by 20 meters and deepen it to allow vessels with a 13.3 meter draught to call at Lyttelton.The first stage of work will see the Fairway lengthen the channel by 2.5km.The channel deepening, which will allow bigger ships to access the port, will provide Canterbury’s importers and exporters the best possible and most cost effective international shipping solutions, said LPC.The initial stage of the dredging program has been awarded to Netherlands-based contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. Built in 1997, the Fairway is one of Boskalis’ 30 trailing suction hopper dredgers.The Fairway will make its journey from Mumbai, India, after completing its latest project – and make a stop in Singapore for a thorough clean before heading to Lyttelton Harbor. The Cawthron Institute has worked with LPC and Boskalis to develop a biosecurity plan.In Singapore, it will go into a dry dock to be water blasted and have its antifoul refreshed. The interior spaces will be cleaned and flushed with fresh water. After being inspected, it will sail directly to New Zealand.last_img read more

Gullit underestimates De Jong

first_imgFrenkie de Jong (22 years old) He recently rated his season with “a 6”. In Dutch, he arrived in Can Barça in summer in exchange for 75 million euros and, despite convincing in the beginning, the irregular march of the team seems to have affected the Dutch’s game. A needs to improve in full. Y that current is what Ruud Gullit follows, Dutch football legend. “There are many people talking about the great season that Frenkie is doing, but I have my doubts about it”Gullit said in Voetbal Primeur. Gullit does not doubt the abilities of the culé, quite the contrary, he “thinks that, in reality, he is not playing as well as he says and he can do much better “. “I say this because I know perfectly well that he can do better. Frenkie must play better,” he insists. However, he has shown his support for the young man oranje: “I have confidence in him because it is fantastic to see him when he is connected, but I see what is happening, “he concluded. De Jong himself has his feet on the ground, as you recognized in the aforementioned interview in Sport: “I’m playing well so far, but I think I can do much better. I would wear a six. At the moment, a six or a six and a half. I have played many minutes and I have played more or less well, I am happy, but I know that my performance can be much better. “last_img read more