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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Port Adelaide News

Plans for Another South Australia LNG Import Plant in the Works

A private firm is looking to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to South Australia starting in 2020, around the same time as two other proposed import projects, looking to fill a supply gap as domestic gas gets sucked into LNG exports.Venice Energy, set up by former BHP Billiton executives, plans to submit a development application to the South Australian government within the next month to park a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in Port Adelaide, Managing Director Kym Winter-Dewhirst said.If regulatory approvals come through by March…

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Saab Supplies First Common Operating Picture to Flinders Ports

Defence and security company Saab has deployed its first Common Operating Picture (COP): an extension of Saab’s KleinPort port management information system (PMIS) that makes ports more efficient and competitive. As of November 1st 2016, Flinders Ports in Australia began live utilization of the KleinPort COP. KleinPort COP gives all authorized port stakeholders an easily accessible, map-based overview of their port. The information is layered to allow users to select only the data relevant to their area of responsibility.

Warehouse facilities and workers at ASC's submarine construction and maintenance facility at Osborne, South Australia. Photo: ASC Pty Ltd.

More than 100 Shipbuilders Lose Jobs at ASC

South Australian defence shipbuilding company ASC has axed 101 blue collar jobs from its facility at Osborne near Port Adelaide. The submarine and shipbuilder ASC has let go 101 contractors from its facility in Adelaide in a move it says will increase productivity on its air warfare destroyer program. "This contractor management activity is normal practice for projects of this nature and has, and will, occur several times over the life of the project," it said in a statement.