Building of Viking Line’s Climate-Smart LNG-Fuelled Cruise Ship Starts

| Åland Islands: Mariehamn

New ferry being built for Viking LineThe production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China is underway. The collaborative project, engaging several suppliers in Finland and Europe will produce one of the most climate-smart ships in the world. Read more »

AIDAnova Named and Nears November Handover

| Germany: Papenburg
AIDA OpenAIR/ Taufe AIDAnova© AIDA Cruises/CHLietzmann

AIDA OpenAIR/ Taufe AIDAnova
© AIDA Cruises/CHLietzmann

The name AIDAnova has been ceremonially bestowed on AIDA Cruises latest vessel at shipbuilder Meyer Werft’s facilities in Papenburg, Germany. The spectacular naming ceremony took place at a completely sold-out AIDA Open Air event attended by 25,000 spectators. Read more »

Carnival’s LNG-Powered Cruise Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral FL

| USA: Port Canaveral FL
Artist rendition Canaveral Port Authority Terminal 3 Carnival Cruise Line

Artist’s rendering of Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3

Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship, the first North American-based LNG powered vessel, will homeport at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 following unanimous approval from the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Board of Commissioners. Terminal 3 is planned for completion by June 2020. Read more »

Hyundai Heavy Increases LNG Shipping Efficiency

| South Korea: Ulsan

HHI LNG Test FacilityHyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has succeeded in recovering 100% of the evaporated gas from the Liquefied Gas Liquefaction Test conducted at Ulsan Head Office’s LNG mixed refrigerant single-mixed refrigerant (SMR) system demonstration facility. This demonstration confirms it now has the technology to fully re-liquefy the evaporative gas generated from LNG carriers – a major development for the LNG carrier market. Read more »

Q-LNG ATB Newbuild Contract goes to VT Halter Marine

| USA: New Orleans LA

Q-LNG BargeNew Orleans-based Q-LNG Transport, formed to own and operate assets providing marine transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has contracted with VT Halter Marine, Inc. of Mississippi for the construction of America’s first offshore LNG Articulated Tug and Barge (ATB).  The ATB project will rely heavily on the collaboration between VT Halter and Wärtsilä, who will be delivering a large scope of equipment to the project. Read more »

MAN DF Engines Selected for Conversion of RoPax Ferries to LNG

| Denmark: Copenhagen and Spain: Dénia

balearia vesselSpanish ferry operator Baleària Eurolineas Maritimas, S.A. has contracted MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales division of MAN Energy Solutions, to convert two RoPax ferries to liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel operation. Sister ships, the Nápoles and Sicilia, are currently each powered by 2 × MAN 9L48/60A main engines, which will all be converted to 9L51/60DF units. Read more »

Rolls-Royce Bergen Natural Gas Engines to Power Nordlaks Wellboat

| United Kingdom: London

Nordlaks fishing wellboat LNG-battery hybridNordlaks in Stokmarknes, Norway, is currently building a 385m long and 60m wide offshore salmon farm. To service this new development, the company has ordered a new hybrid/Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propelled live fish carrier (wellboat) to be built at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey. Rolls-Royce has been commissioned to provide equipment for both newbuilds, which have been designed by NSK Ship Design. Read more »

AIDAnova Officers Receive Training for LNG-Fuelled Cruising

| Germany: Hamburg
Aida Helios-class LNG fueled vessel

AIDAnova is the first ship of new Helios-Class

The first ship of Carnival Maritime’s new Helios-Class vessels, the AIDAnova, is due to usher in a new era at the end of the year when it becomes the first cruise ship that can run on environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). Training for sailing the LNG-powered vessels has commenced under a cooperative agreement between Carnival Maritime and German coastal shipping company Wessels Reederei. Read more »

North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge Delivered

| USA: Morgan City LA

Conrad Bunker BargeFollowing a successful gas trial execution in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, the first LNG bunker barge built in North America, by Conrad Industries, Inc., was last week delivered to TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in the Port of Jacksonville, Florida. The Clean Jacksonville will bunker two Marlin Class containerships operating on LNG fuel between Jacksonville and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »

Technology Trio to Promote LNG as Feasible ‘Green’ Choice for Propulsion

| Finland: Helsinki
LNG fueled tank design equipped with GTT membrane containment system (image GTT Roland Mouron)

LNG fueled tank design equipped with GTT membrane containment system (photo credit: GTT Roland Mouron)

A European technology trio — WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT — has moved in response to changing attitudes in the marine sector by agreeing to collaborate in making the use of LNG (liquified natural gas) fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators. Collectively they will harness their respective strengths to deliver an effective, streamlined approach for achieving compliance with environmental legislation. Read more »