Wärtsilä Signed to Maintain LNG Systems onboard Viking Grace

| Finland: Helsinki

Viking GraceThe technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish ferry company Viking Line have signed an Optimised Maintenance agreement for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system onboard passenger ferry Viking Grace. This is the first Optimised Maintenance agreement ever made for Wärtsilä LNGPac, a complete gas handling system for ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Viking Grace was the first passenger ferry to utilise LNG as a fuel source. Read more »

Coalition says LNG Marine Fuel Uptake a Significant Decarboniser for Shipping Industry

| United Kingdom: London
AIDAprima 2017

SEA\LNG member Carnival Corp.’s LNG-fuelled AIDAprima

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has expressed its support for the level of ambition outlined by the IMO’s Initial Strategy. It believes that the accelerated uptake of LNG as a marine fuel can play a significant role in the decarbonisation of the shipping sector while enabling it to comply with short-term regulatory demands of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap. Read more »

First Sayaringo STaGE Hybrid LNG Carrier Named

| Japan: Nagasaki

Diamond Gas OrchidNYK and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have, on behalf of their co-owned joint venture company Diamond LNG Shipping 1 Pte. Ltd., carried out a naming ceremony at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. The 293.5 metre dual-fuel hybrid vessel with 165,000 m3 cargo capacity will be delivered on June 29 this year. Read more »

Desgagnés Christens World’s First Polar-class Dual-fuel Oil/chemical Tanker

| Canada: Montreal QC
Mia Desgagnés

Mia Desgagnés

Desgagnés, a marine transportation conglomerate headquartered in Quebec City, this week christened and launched the M/T Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first polar-class dual-fuel oil/chemical tanker. “Desgagnés is very proud to have achieved another world first in only a few short months,” declared its president and CEO, Louis-Marie Beaulieu, recalling that last May, Desgagnés named the M/T Damia Desgagnés, the very first dual-fuel asphalt-bitumen-chemical tanker. Read more »

LNG is Prime Contender for Newbuilds: DNV GL Alt-Fuels White Paper

| Norway, Høvik
Searoad Mersey II

Searoad Mersey II

Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Entitled Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping, the paper examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies, including LNG, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cells, and hybrid and battery technologies, and comparing them to the use of conventional fuel with scrubbers and new low sulphur alternatives. Read more »

WinGD X-DF NG-VOC Capability a Greener Solution for Shipping

| Italy: Trieste

WinGD-wartsila dual-fuel engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has moved into a new category of environmental compatibility following the successful testing of a NG-VOC (Natural Gas – Volatile Organic Compounds) fuel mix for the WinGD X-DF engine. The engine uses a VOC recovery system developed by Wärtsilä Gas Systems. The engines will power two 125 000 dwt Shuttle Tankers for AET. Read more »

Keppel To Build LNG-Fuelled LNG Bunker Vessel for Singapore

| Singapore
Image: Sinanju Tankers Pte Ltd

Image: Sinanju Tankers Pte Ltd

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) through its specialised shipbuilding arm Keppel Singmarine, has secured a contract with Mitsui & Co (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd (Mitsui AP) to build Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker, to be owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd (Sinanju), based on a finance agreement with Mitsui AP. Read more »

Titan LNG & Rolande acquire ENGIE LNG Solutions B.V.

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam

TitanLNG imageTitan LNG and its sister company Rolande have announced their acquisition of ENGIE LNG Solutions B.V. as per the first of March 2018. This entity covers the downstream LNG activities of ENGIE in The Netherlands and Belgium. Rolande will add ENGIE’s 4 truck-fuelling stations to its network, bringing the total number to 12. The marine activities will be merged into the portfolio of Titan. This includes projects and existing customer contracts. Read more »

Fluxys to add Permanent LNG Bunkering Facility to Port of Antwerp

| Belgium: Antwerp

Belgium Port AntwerpFluxys, independent operator of Belgium’s natural gas transmission system, has taken over the concession in the Port of Antwerp at quay 526-528 to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) available as an alternative fuel for ships and barges. The development is in concord with one of the Port Authority’s key initiatives to make the port’s activities more sustainable. Read more »

LNG-Powered Viking Grace Adds Rotor Sail

| Finland: Åland

MS Viking Grace fitted with rotor sail by NorsepowerThe M/S Viking Grace, part of Finland’s Viking Line, is the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power. Delivered at the start of 2013 as the first vessel of its type to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the ship is now capable of even cleaner operations with the addition of a 24 metre cylindrical sail. Read more »