Trio of LNG Shipping Designs Celebrated at Nor-Shipping 2019

| United Kingdom: London | Source: LR and SCF

HHI VLCC Eco-tanker designThree major celebrations have taken place at Nor-Shipping 2019 in Oslo this week, related to LNG-fuelled marine transportation. Two of the world’s leading large ship builders, SHI and HHI, have been presented with approvals in principle (AiP) for VLCC designs in separate ceremonies by LR, and Gagarin Prospect, an LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tanker owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has won the Next Generation Ship Award 2019. Read more »

Three New LNG Marine Engines from WinGD

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: WinGD

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.) is building on the proven technology with the addition of new dual-fuel engines to its portfolio. The X40DF, X82-D and X82DF engines will provide a wider variety of compliant choices to the ship owner. The company says the new engines are part of its response to growing demand for more efficient and reliable marine propulsion that serves the needs of an increasingly environmentally sustainable industry. Read more »

Liquefied Biogas Supply Secured for Gothenburg Bunkers

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: Swedegas

LBG is bunkered at Port of Gothenburg (Photo: Bo Håkansson)

Bunkering liquefied biogas (LBG) at the Port of Gothenburg has become significantly easier for the shipping sector thanks to a new agreement between FordonsGas and Swedegas. The agreement secures access to this renewable natural fuel, a move that has been sought by both shipping companies and their customers. Read more »

Nauticor Moves to Sole Charterer of LNG Bunker Vessel Kairos

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Nauticor

KairosHamburg-based LNG supplier Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG and Klaipedos Nafta (KN) — operator of the Klaipėda oil terminal based in Klaipėda, Lithuania — have agreed on the transfer of KN’s 10% stake in the charter contract of Kairos. the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel, to Nauticor. Once effective, Nauticor will become the sole charterer of Kairos. Read more »

Eesti Gaas Brings LNG Expertise to Baltic Countries with ‘Elenger’

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas LNG fleetEstonian energy company Eesti Gaas is adopting a new trademark, Elenger, for its export markets. The first markets to be targeted will be Finland and Latvia. In Estonia the company will continue to operate under the Eesti Gaas trademark. Growth of LNG as a fuel for marine and land-based transportation will be enhanced throughout the region as a direct outcome of the change. Read more »

Seaspan to Double LNG-Hybrid Ferries

| Canada: North Vancouver BC | Source: Seaspan Ferries Corporation

Seaspan_356-Fwd-Stbd-trucksSeaspan Ferries plans to add two new 149 metre Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – Battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021, with construction commencing this year. The vessels will be constructed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem B.V. at their Mangalia Shipyard in Romania. Read more »

Heerema’s Herculean Dual-fuel Semi-submersible Crane Vessel Completed by Sembcorp

| Singapore | Source: Sembcorp Marine

CCSV SleipnirSingapore’s Sembcorp Marine (SCM) entered into an Engineering and Construction contract with Netherlands-based Heerema Offshore Services B.V. (HOS) to build a new DP3 dual-fuelled semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) in mid 2015. Now launched and nearing completion, SSCV Sleipnir is the first dual-fuel crane vessel, with engines running on LNG and MGO for sustainable operation across all environmental jurisdictions. Read more »

ANG Technology to Collect Boil-off Gas on LNG Ships

| USA: Fremont CA | Source: Cenergy Solutions
ANG Storage Testing

ANG Storage Testing

Cenergy Solutions has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipbuilders in the world to store boil-off gas without compressing it in high pressure CNG tanks or refrigerating the gas to be restored as LNG. The captured gas is then able to be used to fuel the ship’s engines, with both dedicated and dual-fuel LNG as applications. Read more »

Elenger’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Commences Construction in China

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Keel cutting for Elenger's LNG bunker vessel in ChinaThe Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has commenced construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020. ‘Elenger’ is the new brand name for Eesti Gaas international operations in countries such as Finland and Latvia. Read more »

Australia’s Incat Secures Contract for LNG-Powered World-Leading Ferry

| Australia: Hobart TAS | Source: Incat Australia

Buquebus world largest aluminium ferry conceptAustralian shipbuilder Incat, based in Hobart, Tasmania, has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The vessel, like its Incat-built predecessor Francisco, will be used Liquefied Natural Gas to achieve a maximum speed of over forty knots. The 130‑metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports between Argentina and Uruguay. Read more »