Panfido Dual-fuel Tug and Pontoon Unit Uses SENER Design

| Spain: Getxo | Source: SENER

SENER Marine LNG-powered SBBT unit for Panfido In a project co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II program, Spanish engineering and technology group SENER is to provide assistance with the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) SBBT unit. The SBBT unit’s design is a combination of a LNG fueled tractor tug (powered unit) and a LNG bunkering non-propelled pontoon of 4,000 m3 (cargo unit). Read more »

Ariel & VNG Add Support to Call for Light Duty NGVs in US

| USA: Bala Cynwyd PA | Source: VNG.Co

Ariel at City-of-Columbus CNG West StationVNG.co LLC in coordination with Ariel Corporation last week presented testimony to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency at public hearings for The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. This action supports NGVAmerica’s call for expand incentives for NGVs in the light-duty sector. Read more »

4-star Rating for LNG-fueled MOL Tugboat

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Ishin tugboatMitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. conducted naming and launching ceremonies for the company’s Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled tugboat, built at Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd., on September 28. The tugboat was named Ishin after the name of MOL’s technology development project, the “ISHIN NEXT – MOL Smart Ship Project”. The vessel, slated for delivery in February 2019 after the completion of outfitting work, will be the first LNG-fueled tugboat serving Osaka Bay. Read more »

SENER LNG-fuelled Bunkering Vessel Designs Approved by DNV GL

| Spain: Getxo | Source: Grupo SENER
SENER Marine LNG DNV GL Agreement-rafael-gongora Sep2018

SENER’s Rafael de Góngora (L) and DNV GL’s Lucas Ribeiro (R)

Spanish engineering and technology group SENER Group has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) Certificates by DNV GL for a LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel. The new design has been found to comply with DNV GL class rules and all current and upcoming regulations, including the new emission control regulations and the IGF Code for fuel with a low flashpoint. Read more »

CSA Revises Canadian Code for Installation of NGV Refuelling Stations (B108)

| Canada | Source: CSA Group

CSA Group logoCSA Group, a leader in natural gas vehicle deployment, has published a new edition of the Canadian B108 Code to support the safe installation of natural gas vehicle refuelling stations. This fourth edition, known as CSA B108-18, includes revisions to the Code’s existing compressed natural gas (CNG) coverage, as well as a new section (Part 2) dedicated to the design, location, construction, operation, operator training and maintenance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling stations. Read more »

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 »

Fiat Ducato Natural Power Marks Major Milestone for Production Line

| Italy: Turin | Source: Fiat

Fiat Ducato Natural PowerA Fiat Ducato Natural Power is the Italian auto manufacturer’s six millionth vehicle to roll off the production line at the Val di Sangro industrial site – a magnificent milestone of itself but one made more special by being a vehicle powered by Compressed Natural Gas. Fiat Professional has the widest range of natural gas vehicles on the market. In fact, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) has been European leader for over 20 years in this minimal environmental impact technology, with more than 754,000 cars and commercial vehicles registered. Read more »

Škoda Octavia G-TEC Now with 1.5 Litre TSI Engine

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Octavia G-Tec CNGThe 2019 Škoda Octavia G-TEC, presented at IAA 2018, comes with a new, more powerful 1.5-litre bi-fuel TSI engine (96 kW / 130 PS) and improved CNG range. Running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) reduces CO2 emissions by around 25 percent compared to petrol.  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 »

CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Performance Confirmed in New Study

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Cummins Westport Inc.

HDV in USAAn independent third-party study on the Cummins Westport ISX12N 400 hp natural gas engine has demonstrated that the engine meets and exceeds California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr. The study was carried out by The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology. Read more »