DNV GL Approves Kongsberg Simulator for LNG-fuelled Vessel Training

| Norway, Asker

Kongsberg Digital Engine Room SimulatorKongsberg Digital, a Norse provider of maritime, oil & gas and renewables & utilities software solutions, has received a DNV-GL statement of compliance for its newest Engine Room Simulator model designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DEDF Cruise Ferry model is designed for training courses aimed at ship officers (deck and engine) that intend to work on an LNG-fuelled vessel. Read more »

TMS Cardiff Gas Orders Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier

| Greece, Athens

TMS Cardiff Gas LNG shipmentAthens-based TMS Cardiff Gas, a gas fleet operator, has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea (HHI) for the construction of one 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier with WinGD X-DF low pressure dual-fuel technology propulsion, with an option for a second vessel. This order is the first in the Company’s X Carrier Series of orders, which expands the Company’s fleet of managed vessels to ten. Read more »

LR-classed Hydroville Prepares Way for H2-Powered Vessels

| United Kingdom, London

Hydroville - H2-poweredAntwerp maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has launched its new hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, classed by LR. The catamaran crew boat is the first LR-classed vessel to use hydrogen to power a diesel engine. The advantage of hydrogen is that no CO2, particulate matter or sulphur oxides are released during combustion. Read more »

FLEX LNG Progresses MEGI-Powered LNGC Newbuildings

| Bermuda, Hamilton

Flex Endeavour (MEGI) Sea Trial Oct 2017Flex LNG Ltd (FLEX LNG) has entered into a time-charter contract for the LNG carrier newbuilding, Flex Endeavour, to Uniper Global Commodities (Uniper), a leading international energy company with operations in more than 40 countries, and headquarter in Germany. The 173,400 m3 cargo capacity LNG carrier is equipped with the high efficiency MEGI (M-Type Electronically Controlled Gas Injection) propulsion system. Read more »

EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Pavilion Gas Awarded LNG Bunker Supply Contract By PSA Marine

| Singapore

Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Pavilion Energy, has been awarded a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply contract by PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd for the supply of LNG bunker fuel from 2019. LNG bunker fuel will be supplied to two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs, which will be owned and operated by PSA Marine, a marine services provider with flagship operations in Singapore. The tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »

ABS to Class LNG Bunker Barge for Q-LNG

| USA, Houston TX
Shell LNG Barge illustration

© Q-LNG Transport, LLC

ABS, an international provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, was selected by Q-LNG, LLC, to class an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering in North America. The vessel is scheduled to begin construction at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in early 2018 and has been chartered for operations by Shell Trading (US) Company. Read more »

Vard to Design and Construct First LNG-Fueled Hybrid Cruise Icebreaker

| Norway, Ålesund

VARD 6 17 - Ponant icebreakerNorwegian company Vard, a global designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, has secured a contract for the design and construction of one luxury polar expedition cruise vessel for French cruise company Ponant. The contract value is approximately NOK 2.7 billion (approx. USD 323 million). Aker Arctic and Stirling Design International will also collaborate on the development of this unique icebreaker. Read more »

Port of Tallinn Discounts Tonnage Fees for LNG-Fuelled Vessels

| Estonia, Tallinn

Estonia's Port of TallinnEstonia’s Port of Tallinn is determined to stimulate the adoption of environmentally friendlier technologies in the Baltic Sea shipping sector. To aid that goal, it will offer a discount of four percent on tonnage fees to all ships that use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their primary fuel when calling at the Port’s harbours. The discount applies from the start of 2018. Read more »

Two LNG Dual-Fuel Tugs for Singapore’s PSA Marine

| Singapore

PSA Marine tugboat (not dual-fuel)PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd, a Singapore-based marine services provider, has recently awarded a contract to build one dual-fuel LNG harbour tug. It will be awarding another contract to build its second dual-fuel LNG harbour tug in January 2018. Both tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »