HydroComp Presents LNG-fuelled Vessel Design

| USA, Durham NH

HydroComp Nov2017HydroComp, Inc. Durham, NH USA, in cooperation with Greek partners NAP Engineering, HeLeNGi Engineering, and Blue Star Ferries, recently presented the design of the new LNG-fuelled vessel by Blue Star Ferries at the conference “Power and Propulsion Alternatives for Ships” organized by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Read more »

UK’s First LNG Passenger Ferry Launched – MV Glen Sannox

| Scotland, Glasgow

MV Glen Sannox launched by Nicola Sturgeon Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) has launched the first of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ferries designed and constructed in the UK. The MV Glen Sannox was launched on Tuesday 21st November at the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read more »

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel LNG Engines for new Viking Line Ferry

| Finland, Helsinki
New ferry being built for Viking Line

LNG power selected for new Viking Line ferry

Helsinki-based global marine technology company Wärtsilä will supply dual-fuel LNG engines for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for Finnish operator Viking Line. The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017. Read more »

WinGD X-DF Engine to Power World’s Biggest Containerships

| Switzerland, Winterthur

WinGD DF LNG engine 72dfWinterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (WinGD) has been contracted by French shipping line CMA CGM, based in Marseille, to supply the biggest 2-stroke dual-fuel engine in the WinGD range, designed for modern large and ultra large container vessels. The 12-cylinder X92DF engines (12X92DF) will power a series of nine “mega” containerships, each with a record capacity of 22,000 TEU. Read more »

MAN-led Gathering in Bonn Discusses Maritime Decarbonisation

| Germany, Augsburg

IMO - ambition 1.5A meeting of maritime experts and decision-makers gathered in Germany this week on the sidelines of COP 23 to discuss ways to advance the goals of ‘Maritime Energy Transition’. The term, which stems from the German expression ‘Energiewende’, encapsulates MAN Diesel & Turbo’s call to action to reduce emissions and establish natural gas as the fuel of choice in global shipping. Read more »

America’s First LNG ATB Build Contract Goes to VT Halter Marine

| Singapore and USA, Pascagoula MS
Shell LNG ATB illustration

Shell LNG ATB (Illustration)

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  (ST Engineering) says its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine) has been awarded a contract by Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC (Q-LNG) to build America’s first offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Articulated Tug and Barge (LNG ATB) unit. Read more »

More Wessels Coastal Vessels Marked for LNG Retrofits

| Denmark, Copenhagen
Wes Amelie

Wes Amelie

German coastal shipping company Wessels Reederei has signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. The signing last week comes just 9 weeks after Wessel’s Wes Amelie re-entered service following its own LNG conversion. Read more »

Shell To Fuel North America’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

| USA, Miami FL

Carnival Corp's cruise line vessel Costa Smeralda (graphic)Shell NA LNG, LLC (Shell) will supply Carnival Cruise Line with fuel for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North America. The framework agreement secures fuel supply for what will be the continent’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Read more »

TOTE to Convert Ro-Ro MAN 58/64 Engines to LNG

| USA, Federal Way WA
TOTE's Midnight Sun ORCA Class ro-ro moored at Anchorage Alaska

Midnight Sun will use LNG for Tacoma-Anchorage run.

TOTE Maritime Alaska, a daughter company of American marine-transportation group TOTE Inc., has set the wheels in motion to convert two of its ro-ro cargo ships to Liquefied Natural Gas operations. First mooted in 2015 but deferred, the vessels are currently both powered by 4 × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units. Read more »