GTT-Keppel Licence Agreement Advances Marine LNG Solutions

| Singapore and France
GTT LNG shape-adapted fuel tank

Shape adapted LNG fuel tank

Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s network of global yards will be able to offer Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)’s LNG systems in the design, construction and maintenance of LNG carriers, LNG Bunker vessels, LNG-fuelled vessels, and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). This follows the signing of a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) that draws upon the expertise of both companies. Read more »

Two LNG-Fuelled Large-Capacity Tankers Ordered by Sovcomflot

| Russia: St. Petersburg

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de MargeriePAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has reinforced its move to embrace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine transportation by placing orders with Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for two next generation large-capacity Aframax tankers. VEB-Leasing will finance the construction of the tankers, whilst a subsequent 20-year time-charter for them has been agreed with Rosneft following an exchange of signatures at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Read more »

Three Years Using LNG and Looking Good says TOTE

| Denmark: Copenhagen and USA: Princeton NJ

Isla Bella in serviceAmerican shipping company, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, 2a division of TOTE Inc., has returned very positive reports on its LNG-powered containerships, Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe as they approach the third anniversary of commencing operations. The 3,100-TEU sister ships serve the route between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico and are notable for being propelled by the first ME-GI dual-fuel engines produced by MAN Energy Solutions. Read more »

New Bergen Marine Gas Engine from Rolls-Royce

| United Kingdom: London

Rolls-Royce Bergen B36:45 natural gas engineRolls-Royce last week launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The Bergen B36:45 model is designed in accordance with the Rolls-Royce philosophy of a common platform for all fuel options and applications, and can be configured to meet the specific engine requirements of customers. Read more »

LNG-fuelled Viikki Joins Haaga for ESL Shipping

| Finland: Helsinki

Viikki launch for ESL Shipping 2018Viikki, an LNG-fuelled eco-friendly bulk carrier, has been delivered to Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China. Viikki’s sister ship Haaga was delivered on August 20. The 160-meter, LNG-fueled vessel of 25,600 dwt emits over 50 percent less carbon dioxide than the previous generation of vessels. Read more »

23,000 TEU ULCV Project Started by DNV GL and DSIC

| Norway, Høvik
Signing CSIC and DNV GL re 23000 TEU Vessel

Guan Yinghua, Dep. Technical Director DSIC, and Norbert Kray, Senior VP and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The agreement was announced at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. Read more »

Building of Viking Line’s Climate-Smart LNG-Fuelled Cruise Ship Starts

| Åland Islands: Mariehamn

New ferry being built for Viking LineThe production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China is underway. The collaborative project, engaging several suppliers in Finland and Europe will produce one of the most climate-smart ships in the world. Read more »

AIDAnova Named and Nears November Handover

| Germany: Papenburg
AIDA OpenAIR/ Taufe AIDAnova© AIDA Cruises/CHLietzmann

AIDA OpenAIR/ Taufe AIDAnova
© AIDA Cruises/CHLietzmann

The name AIDAnova has been ceremonially bestowed on AIDA Cruises latest vessel at shipbuilder Meyer Werft’s facilities in Papenburg, Germany. The spectacular naming ceremony took place at a completely sold-out AIDA Open Air event attended by 25,000 spectators. Read more »

Carnival’s LNG-Powered Cruise Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral FL

| USA: Port Canaveral FL
Artist rendition Canaveral Port Authority Terminal 3 Carnival Cruise Line

Artist’s rendering of Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3

Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship, the first North American-based LNG powered vessel, will homeport at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 following unanimous approval from the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Board of Commissioners. Terminal 3 is planned for completion by June 2020. Read more »

Hyundai Heavy Increases LNG Shipping Efficiency

| South Korea: Ulsan

HHI LNG Test FacilityHyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has succeeded in recovering 100% of the evaporated gas from the Liquefied Gas Liquefaction Test conducted at Ulsan Head Office’s LNG mixed refrigerant single-mixed refrigerant (SMR) system demonstration facility. This demonstration confirms it now has the technology to fully re-liquefy the evaporative gas generated from LNG carriers – a major development for the LNG carrier market. Read more »