Two More Dual-fuel LNG Carrier-Bunker Vessels by Keppel for Stolt-Nielsen

| Singapore | Source: Keppel Offshore & Marine

Stott-Nielsen LNG carrier - Bunker VesselKeppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine, signed two additional contracts with Stolt-Nielsen Gas B.V. (Stolt-Nielsen Gas), a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, according to their October press release. The vessels will be LNG-powered and capable of LNG bunkering. Read more »

Eleven-Tanker LNG Bunker Delivered at Port of Cartagena

| Spain: Cartagena | Source: Repsol S.A.

Repsol Bunkers Paul Desgagnes at Port of Cartagena Dec 2018Repsol, the global energy company headquartered in Madrid, Spain has carried out the largest supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a ship for use as fuel. In an operation developed in the port of Cartagena, with the collaboration of the Port Authority and Enagás, eleven LNG tankers have been supplied to the Canadian ship Paul A. Desganés. Read more »

IAPH LNG Bunkering Audit Tool Showcased

| United Kingdom: London | Source: IAPH: World Ports Sustainability Program
Multiple truck-to-ship LNG bunkering at Waalhaven (Image: Port of Rotterdam)

Multiple truck-to-ship LNG bunkering at Waalhaven (Image: Port of Rotterdam)

At the LNG Ship/Shore Interface Conference in London late November, which brought together Europe’s LNG transportation supply chain to discuss ship and terminal operations at the jetty, offshore and bunker station, the IAPH Clean Marine Fuels Working Group’s LNG bunkering audit tool was showcased. Read more »

Elio Ro-Ro Pax Dual Fuel Ferry Ready for Mediterranean Operations

| Italy: Messina | Source: Caronte & Tourist; GAINN4MOS; Sefine Shipyard

Elio dual-fuel for Caronte and TouristThe Caronte & Tourist Group (C&T) has taken delivery of Elio, its double-ended dual-fuel Ro-Ro Pax ferry. Although touted as the first ferry to sail the Mediterranean using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a marine fuel with a very low environmental impact, LNG bunker infrastructure is yet to become available. Read more »

Swell in Small-scale LNG Demand to 2030

| United Kingdom: London | Source: LNG World Shipping

Demand for LNG for marine bunkering is expected to grow with the small-scale LNG (ssLNG) sector a key beneficiary, said Wood Mackenzie director of upstream supply chain Dr Wei Liu. Presenting an overview of where the market will be in 2025 and 2030 at the LNG Ship/Shore Interface Conference in London last week, Dr Liu outlined the main end-uses of small-scale LNG production as being fuelling LNG-powered trucks, bunkering and power generation. Read more »

Baleària Progresses LNG Ferries for Mediterranean

| Spain: Dénia | Source: Baleària

Balearia's Marie CurieSpanish shipping company Baleària, a world pioneer in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel, has just floated the ferry Marie Curie in the Italian shipyards of Cantiere Navale Visentini. The vessel’s twin, the Hypatia de Alejandría, is about to complete its construction and perform the corresponding sea tests. Read more »

Korean Government Plans 140 Small and Medium LNG-fuelled ships by 2025

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Government of Korea
HMD shipyard 2017

Image courtesy of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

The Korean government has instigated a massive program of support for small and mid-sized shipbuilders to develop Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion ship designs and enhance construction capacity, to boost industry vitality.  Read more »

CNG Optimum ABS Testing Nears Completion

| Australia: West Perth WA | Source: GEV

GEV CNG Optimum 200 gas carrier designGlobal Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), an Australian developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, reports the Long-term Fatigue Test and 6,000 cycles Notched Burst Test for its high-strength line-pipe by ABS have been successfully completed. Only the Cooled Burst Test remains to gain full CNG Optimum cargo system approval. Read more »

DEME’s Giant, Next-gen Installation Vessel ‘Orion’ Launched in China

| Belgium: Zwijndrecht | Source: DEME

Orion for DEMEBelgium’s DEME (Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering) Group’s next generation, giant new offshore installation vessel Orion was successfully launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China on November 21. The vessel has dual-fuel engines and can run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »