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Natalka equipment delivery update


The 10.4 by 6.1 metre SAG mill (the world’s second largest in the gold mining sector) and the 8.2 by 14 metre ball mill (the world’s largest in the gold mining sector) arrived at the port of Magadan, Russia on 14 April, where they were placed on mobile platforms for the ten-day, 406 kilometre road transfer to the Natalka site. The total weight of the cargo was 977 tonnes including 60 non-standard items and 9 over-sized items of 9 metres in diameter and weighing approximately 100 tonnes each. The caravan consisting of 18 main and 10 support v... Read More »

Gazprom International obtains its first gas in Bangladesh


On 20 May, perforation of the first interval (3185-3190 m) was conducted. During tests on 21 May 2013, a maximum influx rate of 413,000 cub. m of natural gas per day was obtained. After all tests have been carried out, it is planned to complete construction of the well and to move the rig to the next drilling point – the Begumganj field. The drilling of wells under the contract with BAPEX and BGFCL/SGFL has been under way since March of this year. So far, two wells – Shrikail 3 (depth: 3,350 m.) and Titas 20 (depth: 3,532 m.) – have seen ... Read More »

TomTom Congestion Index shows that Moscow is the Most Congested City


On average, journey times in Moscow are 66% longer during non-congested periods when traffic is flowing freely, and 106% longer during morning rush hour. TomTom's Congestion Index, including individual continent and city reports, can be found at www.tomtom.com/congestionindex. TomTom's Congestion Index is the world's most accurate barometer of congestion in urban areas. The Index is uniquely based on real travel time data captured by vehicles driving the entire road network. TomTom's traffic database contains over six trillion data measureme... Read More »

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