Government defends Financial City despite protests

The Government today defended the decision taken to go ahead with the Financial City (Port City) project at Galle Face despite protests by fishermen.Fishermen blocked the Colombo – Chilaw railway line in protest against the decision to extract sand from near Chilaw for the project. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that talks were granted to the fishermen to discuss the concerns raised over the project work. However the Government said that environment impact assessments have been carried out on the project and the agreement on the project ensures there is no damage to the environment or marine life. However the Minister says the fishermen had demanded that the project work be suspended before talks can be held but the Government will not agree to such demands.CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, the Project Company for the Colombo Port City (CPC), signed a tripartite agreement with two government institutions in August this year for the project. The agreement formally replaces the previous agreement signed on 16thSeptember 2014 between the then government of Sri Lanka and the Project Company.The new tripartite agreement was signed following an announcement in March this year by the Government to lift the temporary suspension of work on the project until the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development completed the Supplementary Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA).  The SEIA was completed earlier this year, pursuant to a Development Permit issued by the Coast Conservation Department to recommence the project.Together the Project Company and the Government envisage creating approximately 83,000 new employment opportunities within different sectors, attracting over US$ 13 billion in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from investors and developers from countries including India, Singapore, Malaysia and China while also increasing the number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka within the next 20-30 years. (Colombo Gazette) read more

The new concrete sprayer Spraymec 5070 VC from Normet

first_img-Max theoretical output28 m3/h30 m3/h Spraymec 5070 VCSpraymec 8100 VC Concrete pumpNSP 30NSP 40 – max vertical spraying reach8 m14 m – Length/Diameter of concrete cylinder600/200 mm920/200 mm CompressorFAD 10 m3/min/7barFAD 12 m3/min/7bar Temperature measurement for ambient, concrete and accelerator temperaturesNoYes – max horizontal spraying reach16 m24 m Normet introduced its new concrete sprayer Spraymec 5070 VC with Tier 4 Final (Stage IV) engine in the Euro Mining exhibition in Tampere, Finland last month. It is designed for medium capacity spraying works and it can be seen as a “little brother” of Spraymec 8100 VC as it uses the same high performance carrier but comes with somewhat lower capacity spraying features as the “big brother”.New features include the new spraying boom SB307 providing good reach in tunnel profiles up to 7 m. The boom is equipped with self-lubricating slide pieces and roller to minimize wear and tear. All the boom movements are pressure compensated and have proportional functions allowing operator to create smooth and homogeneous tunnel lining structure.The Spraymec 5070 VC uses Normet’s low pulsation concrete spraying pump (NSP30) with a theoretical concrete output 28 m3/h and  FAD 10 m3/min/7 bar screw –type compressor which gives reliable and sufficient air supply for medium capacity spraying works.The same intuitive nozzleman’s interface is available for the Spraymec 5070 as is standard for the Spraymec 8100. This includes operator being able to carry out all spraying functions from the radio remote control and follow spraying process parameters though a turntable and movable multi-coloured display placed on the front of the machine. Ease of service is arranged through open access to all service points.Highly accurate accelerator dosing system either with mono-type screw pump or optional low-pulsation Normet LPP-D peristaltic pump is synchronized automatically with concrete outputNorsmart control system can log all spraying process and carrier data such as concrete and accelerator volume, dosing percentage, pumping speed, change of process parameters, engine and compressor hours, hydraulic oil system pressure and temperatures etc. The NorSmart system also provides full fault diagnostics.The recorded data can be delivered to supervisory checks via USB drive or machine data can be sent out to an external server via WLAN and GPRS..The available engine options for the Spraymec are Tier 3 (Deutz) and Tier 4 Final (Cummins).The Tier 4 Final technology utilizes SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and DEF/Ad-Blue (Diesel Exhaust Fuel) urea technology for exhaust after treatment.The new Spraymec 5070 VC is available for factory deliveries in Q4 2015. -Soft start unit with 400 VNoYes Concrete spraying control systemNordoser XEElectric controlLow pulsation sprayingNordoser XIIntelligent controlUltra-low pulsation spraying Spraying boomSB 307SB 508 E Engine optionsTier 3 (Deutz)Tier 4 Final (Cummins)Tier 3 (Deutz)Tier 4 Final (Cummins) – optimum horizontal spraying reach10 m16 m – optimum vertical spraying reach7 m11 mlast_img read more