LNG-fuelled ‘Fure Vinga’ Joins Furetank Fleet

| Sweden: Donsö

Fure Vinga (1)Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi AB as taken delivery of its latest vessel, Fure Vinga, the first in a series of six 17.999 DWT product tankers with LNG operation. Following successful sea trials, the vessel has this week been transferred to Furetank and started its trip from the shipyard of Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding in China, sailing to Europe. Read more »

Third Cement Carrier LNG System Ordered from Cryonorm

| The Netherlands: Westerbroek
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M.V. Greenland

Cryonorm Systems will supply its Liquefied natural Gas fuel system for installation onboard the third LNG powered cement carrier for Erik Thun A.B. Sweden. This ship will be a sister ship of the Greenland and Ireland which both are currently sailing with a 130m3 Cryonorm LNG Fuel System onboard. Read more »

LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier R&D Plan Approved by Japan’s MLIT

| Japan: Tokyo

Post-Panamax ship (image DSME)An R&D plan jointly presented by NYK and Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. has been approved by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in its effort to support the introduction of cutting-edge vessels. The selected plan concerns R&D to fuel a post-panamax* bulk carrier with liquefied natural gas (LNG). MLIT’s approval is expected to accelerate the practical application of the plan. Read more »

HHI Receives AiP from LR for LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt VLOC

| United Kingdom: London

HHi_LNG fuel tank locationHyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a Liquefied Natural gas (LNG)-fuelled 250,000 dwt class very large ore carrier (VLOC). HHI has been focusing its efforts on LNG-fuelled ships as part of its plans to meet the market’s needs for environmentally friendly shipping. Read more »

ENGIE Sails Into H2 Waters with Energy Observer

| France, Paris

Energy ObserverENGIE, a France-based international provider of power, natural gas, energy services, has become one of the main partners of the first ship in the world powered by hydrogen and renewable energies only, an experimental laboratory aimed at energy autonomy, without emissions of greenhouse gases or fine particles. Read more »

Wärtsilä Introduces LNG-with-VOC Recovery for Cleaner Tankers

| Finland, Helsinki

Wartsila VOC Recovery SystemFinnish engineering group Wärtsilä will use ground-breaking technology for two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The system creates a fuel mix of LNG and recovered volatile organic compounds (VOC), the gas evaporating from the oil cargo tanks. Read more »

First Steel Cut for Volkswagen Group Logistics LNG-fuelled Car Carriers

| Germany, Wolfsburg

Siem Car Carrier LNG-propelledVolkswagen Group advises that after a few months of preparation, work has started on the construction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels for logistics within the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen Group Logistics, the operator Siem Car Carriers AS and the shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding celebrated the first steel cutting (equivalent to foundation laying in the shipbuilding industry) with an official ceremony in the Chinese city of Xiamen. Read more »

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to Build Engine Test Facility in Korea

| Denmark: Copenhagen

ME-GI Pump Vaporizer UnitMAN Diesel & Turbo is to build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries. The new venture aims to expand MAN Diesel & Turbo’s R&D test capacity, in the process strengthening its development of dual-fuel gas engines. Read more »

Nordic Marine LNG Market On the Rise

| Norway: Stavanger

Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West 2017 600Nordic LNG supplier Skangas completed 1,000 liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in 2017, representing more than 60% increase over previous years. The company says the driving force behind this rise rests in supply to new vessels both in regular routes and in tramp/spot market. Read more »