probunkers Hastens LNG Bunker Fleet

| Greece: Athens

pro-vessel (probunkers)ABS has signed a pioneering Joint Development Program (JDP) with Athens-based probunkers to provide technical support as they embark on designing a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports around the world. probunkers aims to design, build, own and operate a fleet of LNG supply vessels in seven ports initially: Houston; Rotterdam (or, alternatively, Antwerp); Gibraltar; Singapore; Hong Kong; Busan and Fujairah. Read more »

Zero CO2 Emissions for ‘Fure Vinga’ with Liquefied Biomethane

| Sweden: Gothenburg

Fure Vnga (LNG and LBG fuelled)Skangas have supplied the leading Swedish shipping company and LNG pioneer Furetank with Liquefied Biogas (LBG) – a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T Fure Vinga from Skangas’ parent company Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. The fueling took place at the port of Gothenburg, transferring the fuel directly from a tanker truck to the ship. Read more »

Hexagon Tanks Selected for First Hydrogen Vessel in US

| USA: Lincoln NE and Norway: Ålesund

Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine - H2 Powered IllustrationHexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has been selected to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks for the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US. The vessel is being built by Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) after they were awarded a USD 3 million grant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), supported by the “California Climate Investments” (CCI) program. Read more »

Total and Pavilion Energy Sign HoA for Singapore LNG Bunkering

| France and Singapore

Singapore's Pavilion Gas bunkers LNGTotal and Pavilion Energy, through their subsidiaries Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Pavilion Gas, have signed Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly develop a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore. The agreement covers the shared long-term time charter of a new generation LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) Read more »

MSC Cruises Orders Another LNG-Powered Ship from STX France

| France: Saint-Nazaire

MSC MeravigliaDuring the launch of the second of four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered Meraviglia class cruise ships in mid-June by Geneva-based MSC Cruises at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, it was announced that a fifth vessel of the same class has been ordered. Delivery of this latest LNG vessel is planned for 2023. Read more »

DNV GL’s First AiP for Maritime Hydrogen Solution goes to Hyon in Norway

| Norway: Oslo
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Image courtesy of PowerCell

Norwegian hydrogen fuel chain company Hyon AS has received the world’s first approval-in-principle from DNV GL of their module-based fuel cell solutions, adapted for maritime use. The approval builds on the MS-100 fuel cell from PowerCell and opens the way for a general application of fuel cells in ships. Read more »

BC Ferries Completes Mid-Life Upgrade for ‘Spirit of British Columbia’

| Canada, Victoria BC
BC Ferries - Spirit of British Columbia planned for conversion to dual-fuel 2014

Spirit of British Columbia (Image: BC Ferries)

BC Ferries has completed the major mid-life upgrade of one of its two largest vessels, the 167-metre Spirit of British Columbia, which include conversion to natural gas fueled propulsion. It returned to service this week on the Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) route. Read more »

GEV Delivers CNG Pipe for ABS Testing

| Australia: West Perth WA

GEV pipe for ABS testingGlobal Energy Ventures Ltd , an Australian developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, says that the test pipe required for the ABS Approval of the CNG Optimum 200 system has been delivered to Edmonton, Canada from Japan. Read more »

New Global LNG Bunkering Entity Aims High

| Greece: Athens

probunkers image 2018There is a new and ambitious presence in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering sector – probunkers. Based in Athens, Greece, the company aims to be the premier global physical bunker supplier for LNG, with an on-site presence in 7 major bunkering hubs across the globe. Read more »

LR AiP for SWS Newcastlemax Design Incorporating LNG Fuel

| United Kingdom: London

Presentation of the Approval in Principle (AiP) to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) was made by Lloyd’s Register (LR) at Posidonia 2018. SWS and LR have agreed to jointly develop an LNG dual-fuelled Newcastlemax 210K DWT bulk carrier design. Read more »