TUI Cruises Adds Newbuilds with LNG Propulsion

| Italy: Trieste | Source: TUI

TUI Cruises imageThe TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises are continuing the expansion course for the joint venture TUI Cruises. The supervisory bodies of both companies have decided to commission the construction of two shipbuildings at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard. The contract was closed on July 12, 2018 subject to financing. All contracting parties have agreed to keep the financial details confidential. Read more »

Barillec Systems for France’s First Dual-Fuel Dredger

| France: Concarneau | Source: Barillec

L'Ostrea France - injection dredger designThe SOCARENAM (Sociéte Calaisienne de Réparation Navale et Mécanique) shipyard, based in Boulogne sur Mer, has entrusted Barillec Marine with the production of the LNG/Diesel-electric propulsion system and the water injection dredging system of a new dredger. The dual-fuel vessel, a first for France, is being build under contract with Atlantic Port of Bordeaux and the EIG Dragages Ports at a cost of €20 million ($24.4 million). Read more »

LNG Provider Skangas Joins SEA\LNG

| United Kingdom: London | Source: SEA\LNG
Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West

Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West

Norwegian company Skangas, a subsidiary of Finland’s Gasum and operator of a complete value chain in liquefied natural gas (LNG) to serve the Nordic market, has joined the LNG industry coalition SEA\LNG. The multi-sector coalition, aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel, has welcomed the addition of Skangas for its extensive LNG supply and infrastructure expertise. Read more »

Yanmar Delivers Dual-Fuel Tugboat Propulsion Engines

| Japan: Osaka | Source: Yanmar Co., Ltd

Yanmar Dual-fuel commercial marine engine 6EY26DFJapanese engine and machinery manufacturer Yanmar has delivered two 6EY26DF dual-fuel commercial marine engines with the ability to use both heavy fuel oil (HFO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuels for an LNG tugboat. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) will take delivery of the vessel once construction is completed in February 2019 with the tugboat expected to commence operation in April 2019. Read more »

GTT-Keppel Licence Agreement Advances Marine LNG Solutions

| Singapore and France
GTT LNG shape-adapted fuel tank

Shape adapted LNG fuel tank

Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s network of global yards will be able to offer Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)’s LNG systems in the design, construction and maintenance of LNG carriers, LNG Bunker vessels, LNG-fuelled vessels, and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). This follows the signing of a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) that draws upon the expertise of both companies. Read more »

Two LNG-Fuelled Large-Capacity Tankers Ordered by Sovcomflot

| Russia: St. Petersburg

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de MargeriePAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has reinforced its move to embrace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine transportation by placing orders with Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for two next generation large-capacity Aframax tankers. VEB-Leasing will finance the construction of the tankers, whilst a subsequent 20-year time-charter for them has been agreed with Rosneft following an exchange of signatures at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Read more »

Three Years Using LNG and Looking Good says TOTE

| Denmark: Copenhagen and USA: Princeton NJ

Isla Bella in serviceAmerican shipping company, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, 2a division of TOTE Inc., has returned very positive reports on its LNG-powered containerships, Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe as they approach the third anniversary of commencing operations. The 3,100-TEU sister ships serve the route between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico and are notable for being propelled by the first ME-GI dual-fuel engines produced by MAN Energy Solutions. Read more »

New Bergen Marine Gas Engine from Rolls-Royce

| United Kingdom: London

Rolls-Royce Bergen B36:45 natural gas engineRolls-Royce last week launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The Bergen B36:45 model is designed in accordance with the Rolls-Royce philosophy of a common platform for all fuel options and applications, and can be configured to meet the specific engine requirements of customers. Read more »

LNG-fuelled Viikki Joins Haaga for ESL Shipping

| Finland: Helsinki

Viikki launch for ESL Shipping 2018Viikki, an LNG-fuelled eco-friendly bulk carrier, has been delivered to Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China. Viikki’s sister ship Haaga was delivered on August 20. The 160-meter, LNG-fueled vessel of 25,600 dwt emits over 50 percent less carbon dioxide than the previous generation of vessels. Read more »

23,000 TEU ULCV Project Started by DNV GL and DSIC

| Norway, Høvik
Signing CSIC and DNV GL re 23000 TEU Vessel

Guan Yinghua, Dep. Technical Director DSIC, and Norbert Kray, Senior VP and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The agreement was announced at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. Read more »