The Atlanta display home.“We’re getting a lot of families moving into Greater Ascot and these homes would suit people who have got a young family and are starting to look for a really good first home or their second home and are starting to spend a little more for those extra features they want in a house,” she said.“They probably have equity or they’ve sold and they’re ready to upgrade.“These are great homes for those that would love a theatre room and want those bigger kitchens and bits and pieces.”The new display homes are packed with features from theatre rooms, to LED lighting in the ceiling, butler’s pantries, double showers, high ceilings and custom-designed walk-in wardrobes. The Meredian display home by Doble Homes.Greater Ascot will eventually be home to about 7000 residents and there are plans for a shopping precinct, sporting fields and access to the Bohle River.St Benedict’s Catholic School, next to the estate, is scheduled to open next year offering kindergarten to Year six.Parkside land sales manager Mark Pyers said many of the homes at Greater Ascot had front verandas which added to the community feel.“The whole idea is to bring the community out on the street,” he said.For more information on Greater Ascot, call Mark Pyers on 0412 465 053. Mark Pyers, the land sales manager at Greater Ascot who are unveiling some new display homes.THREE new display homes at masterplanned community Greater Ascot will be open to the public today for the first time.The homes at The Grange, off Greater Ascot Avenue, will be open today and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. The Latan display home by Tropical Homes.Two of the homes have been built by Tropical Homes ranging from 184sq m to226sq m with one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom home.The third home called The Meridian was built by Doble Homes and has 188sq m of space over two levels with four bedrooms.The public will also be able to inspect the three existing display homes built by Grady Homes, AP Williams & Co, and Jazz Homes.Parkside Developments marketing manager Fiona Montgomerie said the new display homes catered to families looking to upgrade.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020
Australia’s Global Energy Ventures (GEV), a developer of global integrated marine compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with China-based Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited for the construction of CNG Optimum 200 ships.The LOI is based on a firm order for four 200MMscf CNG ships with the option for GEV to order up to an additional four ships.After signing the LOI, the parties intend to enter into a shipbuilding engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) contract, employing GEV’s CNG Optimum design.According to GEV, the proposed contract price range is USD 135-140 million per ship.As reported in April 2019, three shipyards completed comprehensive technical specifications employing the CNG Optimum design approved by the American Bureau of Shipping. This followed a targeted selection process led by GEV Director Jens Martin Jensen, and run over the past 12 months supported by the company’s shipbroker Clarksons Platou and SeaQuest providing ship engineering experience to assist in finalizing the technical specification.“They (CIMC Raffles) are the logical choice for GEV given their scale of operations to support a multiple ship order, their history of building the only CNG ship to date, and a track record in successful EPC delivery,” Jens Martin Jensen, Non-executive Director at GEV, said.“Together with our advisors Clarksons and SeaQuest, we continue to focus on our preferred shipyards to refine their technical specification and capital cost improvements, and work towards a final draft contract. Executing our first LOI with a respected shipyard to deliver our first CNG Optimum Contract is indeed a key milestone for GEV representing a major de-risking event,” he added.Under the proposed shipbuilding contract, the CNG Optimum ships will be designed, procured, built, tested, and delivered by the shipyard. They will be delivered on a thirty-month construction schedule for the first ship, then every four months for the following three firm ships.The newbuilds will be capable of operating for the intended and defined waters for the purpose of delivering CNG from gas supply to gas buyer in generally accepted ocean shipping conditions.“The culmination of 12 months work by our shipping team will now accelerate GEV’s regional gas supply agreements that are being progressed across multiple regions. Our target projects are either seeking to commercialise stranded gas assets, commercialise associated gas production, or provide a transport solution to high growth markets with bankable long-term off-take customers in place. Our ship capital cost for the 200MMscf is transformational for CNG to become a viable alternative to FLNG or sub-sea pipelines,” Maurice Brand, Executive Chairman and CEO, added.
The Northern Irishman notched eight birdies in a blemish-free round to sit one shot ahead of David Lipsky, Carlos Pigem and Hung Chien-yao. The five-time European Tour title winner was understandably delighted after setting a new benchmark at the Black Mountain Golf Club. “I’m very happy with that,” Hoey said. “I know the course is scoreable because there’s not a lot of rough, but the wind picks up and the last few holes were tricky today.” He added: “It has been a long time since I had a bogey-free card. I was talking to my coaches recently about throwing in double bogeys too often, so to be bogey-free and have no fives on the card and a course record is a nice start. “I putted well and it suits me that if you have a bit of length off the tee, you can cut a few corners and reach the par fives in two.” Lipsky, who will look back with regret on an eighth hole bogey, completed the trio behind Hoey on seven under by finding back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th holes. India’s Shiv Kapur is nicely poised just behind them on six under, while Englishman Matt Ford is one of eight in contention on five under after a round of 67. Kapur said: “You wake up in the morning hoping for a good day and I couldn’t have asked for a better result. It all comes down to holing a few putts and early on I managed to do that, which set the tone for the rest of the day.” Ryder Cup star Thomas Bjorn and t ournament ambassador Thongchai Jaidee are five shots behind Hoey but still in the mix if they can have a good weekend. Press Association Michael Hoey carded a course record 64 to lead the way at the True Thailand Classic after a low scoring opening day.