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 »

GTT’s LNG Brick Bunker Tank Testing Completed

| France: Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

GTT LNG BrickWith the rise in the use of LNG as a fuel, the marine industry requires new cryogenic storage solutions which are both compact and easy to install. To meet this requirement, GTT has developed the LNG Brick® technology and announces the end of its test campaign. Read more »

Repsol Completes Largest LNG Bunker for Mia Desgagnes

| Spain: Cartagena

Mia Desgagnes bunkers LNG in CartagenaThe Canadian-flagged vessel Mia Desgagnes, a new generation dual-fuel (liquefied natural gas and fuel oil) oil products tanker, last week received 424 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel at Spain’s Port of Cartagena. It is described by the Port as one of the most important bunkering operations carried out in the peninsula and confirmation of its positioning as a point of reference for loading LNG to ships. Read more »

SEA\LNG Urges IMO to Ban Carriage of Non-Compliant Marine Fuels

| United Kingdom, London
Fure West Bunkers LNG in Amsterdam

LNG bunkering in Amsterdam

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today voiced its support for the carriage ban on non-compliant fuels proposed by the IMO when the 0.50% sulphur fuel limit comes into force in January 2020. Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Ready to Accept More West Coast LNG Conversions

| Canada: North Vancouver BC
TOTE Maritime Alaska - North Star LNG conversion

TOTE Maritime Alaska’s LNG-converted North Star

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) says the completion of the the first phase of the TOTE Maritime Alaska project at Victoria Shipyards (VSL) is a clear indicator that its workforce has the necessary skills to successfully complete LNG conversion projects. “We plan to continue to build our reputation as an industry expert for all LNG related work on the West Coast,” said Joe O’Rourke, Vice President & General Manager of VSL. Read more »

AIDA Cruises Adds Another 100% LNG-fuelled Ship

| Germany, Papenburg

Aida Helios-class LNG fueled vesselThe German cruise line, AIDA Cruises, has commissioned German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to construct a further ship. The cruise line has signed a contract with the shipyard for the construction of a third cruise ship. All three of AIDA’s ships will be powered 100% by LNG, an eco-friendly fuel. AIDA’s first ship will be completed in autumn 2018, with the second and third following in 2021 and 2023. Read more »

Port of Gothenburg LNG Facility Under Construction

| Sweden, Gothenburg

Swedegas LNG Terminal illustrationSwedish infrastructure company Swedegas AB, reports its construction of Gothenburg’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility is now under way at the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port. The facility will open up new opportunities for passing LNG-fuelled vessels that call at the port. The plan is for the facility to be fully operational during 2018. Read more »

World-first LR-approved LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier Delivered

| South Korea, Ulsan

Ilshin Green Iris (image: http://www.constimes.co.kr/)Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Ilshin Logistics have successfully delivered the world’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. Fitted with a MAN ME-GI main engine, the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. Read more »

Shell Strengthens LNG Fuel Commitment with Aframax Time Charters

| The Netherlands and Russia

SCF LNG-fuelled AframaxPAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has signed time-charter agreements with Shell for two dual-fuelled ice-class Aframax tankers, which mark a historic turning point that sets new environmental standards for the global tanker industry. The signed agreements represent the next step in an extensive top-to-bottom collaboration between SCF Group and Shell over the last three years around reducing the environmental footprint of the tanker industry, in particular, by fuelling tankers with LNG. Read more »