Høglund to Supply Biogas-ready Solutions for Hurtigruten Retrofits

| Norway: Sem | Source: Høglund Marine Automation AS

Hurtigruten vesselHøglund Marine Solutions of Sem, Norway, has been awarded a contract to deliver biogas-ready fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) for six Hurtigruten passenger ship retrofits. Hurtigruten is a Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator which services the country’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Read more »

MAN Wins LNG Dual-Fuel Engine Order for Six Boxships

| Germany: Augsburg | Source: MAN Energy Solutions

EPS new branding 2018Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has exercised an option on an existing order to request six 15,000-teu boxships. MAN Energy Solutions reports that the six units will be built as MAN B&W 11G90ME-GI dual-fuel configurations operating on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) with delivery dates scheduled between 2020-2022. These neo-Panamax boxships will be constructed at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI). Read more »

Baltic LNG Bunkering Vessel Newbuild Underway for Eesti Gaas

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas illustration LNG bunker vesselEesti Gaas, an Estonian energy company, says steel cutting for its LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel has commenced. Dutch shipbuilding company Damen performed the inaugural cut in the Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will start refuelling Eesti Gaas’s environmentally friendly LNG clients in and around the Gulf of Finland in the second half of next year. Read more »

Wärtsilä Solutions Selected for Wasaline Dual-fuel Ferry

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Wasaline Ferry illustrationMarine technology provider Wärtsilä will enable a new Wasaline RoPax ferry to be among the world’s most efficient low-emission ships. The combination of Wärtsilä 31DF engines, hybrid propulsion, and LNG and BioLNG fuel will establish this ferry as a benchmark in efficiency and sustainability. Read more »

First Commercial Bunkerings of LNG in Polish Seaports

| Poland: Warsaw | Source: PGNiG
Fure Valo bunkers LNG at Port Gdansk

Fure Valo bunkers LNG at Port Gdansk

Polish Mining and Gas Extraction Company (PGNiG), a state-controlled oil and gas company, and Grupa Lotos S.A, a vertically integrated oil company also based in Poland, have conducted two commercial bunkerings of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this month. These are the first operations of this kind carried out at seaports in Gdańsk and Gdynia. Read more »

LNG-Powered Costa Smeralda Nears Completion

| Finland: Turku | Source: Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda illustrationThe Costa Smeralda has been floated out at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. The Italian-style, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered vessel of 180,000 gross tonnage was launched at the final stage of the construction. After towing to the equipment pier, it will be finalized for delivery to Costa Cruises, Italy in October 2019. Read more »

LNG Transforming Marine Fuels Market, Gazpromneft Prepares

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft, a vertically integrated Russian oil company, says it marine fuel bunkering business Gazpromneft Marine Bunker is aiming to expand its marine-fuels product range in the medium term to include liquefied natural gas (LNG), with steps already taken to ensure fulfilment. Andrei Vasilyev, CEO, Gazprom Neft Marine Bunker commented: “The bunkering industry is on the verge of ground-breaking transformation.” Read more »

Australia’s LNG Marine Bunkering Capabilities Brought Before Government

| Australia: Canberra ACT | Source: Gas Energy Australia
 Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Ahead of a forthcoming federal election, Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the nation’s downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DoRIC) on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine bunkering in Australia. Read more »

Two LNG Hybrid Newbuilds for UECC

| Norway: Oslo | Source: UECC

UECC illustration hybrid PCTCUnited European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two new generation hybrid-fuel PCTCs with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. UECC is no stranger to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, operating the dual-fuel M/V Auto Eco and M/V Auto Energy since 2016. Read more »

Trans Gas Solution Acquires AiP for LNG Bunkering Barge – First in Korea

| Republic of Korea: Changwon | Source: Trans Gas Solution
Trans Gas Solution - Korea - Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Trans Gas Solution (CEO Seo Mi-Young), the leading LNG EPC company in Korea, has acquired Approval-in-Principal (AiP) from Korea Register (KR) for their 500m3 LNG Bunkering Barge System Design. The approved LNG bunkering barge (KOLT-05B) is a 48.5m vessel with IMO Type-C pressurized fuel tank with a storage capacity of 500m3, including a low-pressure LNG fuel gas supply system (CRYOPac-L). Read more »