Elengy Plans Mediterranean LNG Bunker Service

| France: Bois-Colombes
Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group, will work with Fosmax LNG, its subsidiary and owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast, Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNGPac Passes 100th Order Milestone

| Finland: Helsinki
Wartsila Corporation LNGPac 100th

The Wärtsilä LNGPac has been an important enabler for LNG as a marine fuel.

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100. Read more »

Van Oord Contracts Keppel to build two Dual-fuel Dredgers

| Singapore and Netherlands

Van Oord TSHDs dual-fuel illustrationKeppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord to build two high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the two dredgers will be equipped with dual-fuel systems capable of running on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Europe’s First Dredger Dual-fuel Conversion Underway in Dunkurque

| France: Dunkerque
Samuel de Champlain pre conversion to dual fuel

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Samuel de Champlain”

Work has begun at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque on the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A ceremony was held at the yard to mark the first cutting of steel for the prefabrication of a new section of hull that will hold the new generators and other equipment. Read more »

Port of Barcelona’s 2nd Cruise Terminal Accommodates Carnival LNG-fuelled Vessels

| USA: Miami FL

Port of Barcelona 2nd cruise centerCarnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, officially opened its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona with an inauguration ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives on May 5. The terminal will accommodate Carnival Corporation’s new class of next-generation “green” cruise ships that will be fully operated by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Business Launched in Japan

| Japan: Nagoya
StS LNG Bunkering vessel, LNG Fueled vessel diagram

Ship-to-Ship (StS) bunkering

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) have agreed to launch an LNG Bunkering business in Japan. They marked the decision by establishing two Joint Ventures (JV) on May 10. Read more »

DNV GL and Meyer Turku to Class Royal Caribbean’s New LNG-powered ICONs

| Norway, Høvik

The Finnish Meyer Turku Shipyard and DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Royal Caribbean International’s new ICON Class vessels. The contract covers two vessels with delivery scheduled for 2022 and 2024. Both vessels will used Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as their primary fuel. Read more »

Wärtsilä Selected to Design and Equip PSA Marine’s new LNG-fuelled Harbour Tug

| Finland: Helsinki

Wartsila engines for PSA Marine TugThe technology group Wärtsilä will design and equip one of PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd’s newest harbour tugs. Operating on clean-burning LNG fuel and incorporating fuel efficiency features, the harbour tug, which will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard, will be aligned with the maritime industry’s increasing emphasis on environmental impact. Read more »

Cruise Operator Hurtigruten Chooses LNG-Hybrid Upgrades for Nine Ships

| United Kingdom: Westhampnett

Hurtigruten Ferry, NorwayNorwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade programme to hybrid power. The main engines on up to nine cruise ships will switch from diesel to Liquified Natural Gas and the upgrade will also include installation of a hybrid battery system. Read more »

Drewry: More Needed to Meet LNG Bunkering Demand

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited
Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

Drewry, an international independent provider of research and consulting services to the maritime and shipping industry, says that with less than two years before the sulphur cap comes into force, LNG is looking more plausible as the marine fuel of the 21st Century. Many shipowners are still weighing up the dilemma of how to comply with the stringent new rules on sulphur emissions, due to come into force in January 2020. The options have been widely publicised: scrap older tonnage, fit sulphur scrubbers, switch to low-sulphur marine gasoil (LSMGO) or install power plants capable of burning LNG. Read more »