The Minister held a special meeting with the SLPA senior officials at the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Office at Temple Trees and directed them to keep him regularly informed about the implementation of the new security plan. “Due process must be followed with diligence. There should be no room for name-trading, unofficial negotiations and underhand deals,” the Minister said, adding that ensuring transparency in the ports sector is one of his main priorities. (Colombo Gazette) Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has instructed the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to beef up security in and around the Colombo Port in view of ongoing raids on drug dealers and traffickers across the country.The Minister has told the SLPA senior management to coordinate with Sri Lanka Police, the Customs Department and other relevant institutions and come up with an advanced security plan for the Colombo Port, the Government information department said today. Meanwhile, Minister Ratnayaka also tweeted that he instructed SLPA officials to handle all tenders and procurements in a transparent manner. read more

first_imgLogiCamms has been awarded a contract with Stanwell Corp (through its subsidiary TEC Coal Pty), to upgrade the control system of the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP) at the Meandu mine in south east Queensland. The contract has an estimated value of A$8.5 million, with work commencing immediately and continuing for approximately 18 months. The Meandu mine supplies over 7 Mt/y of coal to the adjacent Tarong power stations. LogiCamms’ scope for the control system upgrade project involves detailed design, installation, factory and site acceptance testing, commissioning, and operator training.LogiCamms’ Managing Director, Steve Banning, said that the contract award builds on the company’s solid track record in control system projects and delivery of services to the coal industry. “We are pleased to be working with Stanwell to deliver the Meandu CHPP Control System upgrade, for which LogiCamms will draw on its extensive coal industry experience across multiple disciplines, as well as a strong understanding of delivering projects in brownfield environments,” Banning said. “The award of this contract is further evidence of our capability in assisting clients to enhance the long term value of their existing operational assets,” Banning said.last_img read more