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First Gen taps Australian firm as EPC contractor in LNG project

Lopez firm subsidiary FGEN LNG Corporation has tapped Australia-based McConnell Dowell as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for its US$300 million interim liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal project.

The phase of its interim LNG terminal (IOT) to be covered by McConnell Dowell’s work will be the modification of its existing jetty; and then the targeted installation of an onshore gas receiving facility.

And while working on that component of the project, First Gen Corporation indicated that it is also “preparing to issue a binding invitation to tender for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) upon completion of its ongoing non-binding process.”

The company has communicated to the Department of Energy (DOE) that the initial phase of its development will be an installation of FSRU so it can bring gas to the country as early as 2022; then a more permanent onshore LNG terminal will be constructed

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Australian writer reveals the strange culture shocks she faced while living in America

An Australian writer who has spent months living in the United States has shared the noticeable differences between the two countries, including how you pay for petrol, use public bathrooms and buy alcohol.

Madolline Gourley, 30, from Brisbane, Queensland, runs an online blog called One Cat At A Time, and prior to the coronavirus lockdown, spent more than two years cat sitting for families in the States.

During those lengthy stays she became acutely aware of the way Americans live their day-to-day lives and how it differs from the Australian lifestyle, from road rules to adding tax to every purchase you make.

So what are the main variances? 

Madolline Gourley runs an online blog called One Cat At A Time , and prior to the coronavirus lockdown, spent more than two years cat sitting for families in the States

1. Pay for petrol before filling up 

In Madolline’s experience Australians

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This Australian Kitchen Remodel Has A Magical Secret Passageway

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While demoing the kitchen in interior designer Alison Lewis and her husband Dave’s Melbourne, Australia bungalow the crew from CJ and C Construction kept it real: “They jokingly referred to it as ‘The House From Hell,’” Lewis says with a chuckle. The brick inside the walls was crumbling, termites had ruined parts of the flooring, and the accents were, as Lewis says, about “as beige as beige comes.” Challenges notwithstanding, the couple focused on the endgame and played cheerleader, pushing the team to forge ahead.

Five weeks and $50,000 later, the Lewis family had a larger, combination kitchen/dining room outfitted in new appliances, whitewashed wood flooring, and an undulating peninsula. The most-notable introduction, though, is the cabinetry by Project Cabinets and the storage it supplies. Here’s exactly how she made the most of the new space.

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Up, Up and Away 

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NBN will spend $4.5billion bringing high-speed connections to 10 million Australian homes

Three in four Australian households will now have access to ULTRA-FAST broadband under $4.5billion NBN plan – but you’ll have to pay more – so are you prepared to upgrade?

  • The plan will give 6 million homes access to ultra-fast broadband by 2023
  • It will be financed through NBN Co borrowing from private debt markets
  • The NBN is estimated to increase Australia’s GDP by $6.4 billion a year by 2024 

Millions of homes and businesses are set to gain access to ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second in an upgrade to the National Broadband Network.

The $4.5 billion network investment plan will give up to 75 per cent of fixed line premises, or 6 million homes, across regional and metropolitan Australia access to ultra-fast

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