KAMAZ-Weichai JV Sets up Russian Production of Large Natural Gas Engines

| China: Weifang and Russia: Naberezhnye Chelny
Weichai Power 12M26 Dual Fuel Engine

Weichai Power 12M26 Dual-Fuel Engine

Russian heavy duty vehicle manufacturer PJSC KAMAZ has signed an agreement with Weichai Power Co. Ltd. of China to establish a joint venture on a parity basis for the production of industrial engines in Russia. The joint venture KAMAZ VEYCHA LLC, which specializes in the production of industrial diesel and natural gas engines with a capacity of more than 17 liters, capacity from 520 to 2000 kW, is planned to be located in the free areas of the KAMAZ subsidiary in the Yaroslavl Region – PJSC Tutaevsky Motor Plant. Read more »

India Raises Profile of CNG for Transportation

| India: Delhi | Source: Economic Times, India
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 LXi (CNG)

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 LXi (CNG)

India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, reportedly informed the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) convention on September 6th of a planned rollout of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations to reach 10,000 units. Although improvement of air quality will result from an increased transition to this cleaner fuel, the primary motivator is to reduce dependence on oil imports. Read more »

Two LNG-Fuelled Large-Capacity Tankers Ordered by Sovcomflot

| Russia: St. Petersburg

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de MargeriePAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has reinforced its move to embrace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine transportation by placing orders with Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for two next generation large-capacity Aframax tankers. VEB-Leasing will finance the construction of the tankers, whilst a subsequent 20-year time-charter for them has been agreed with Rosneft following an exchange of signatures at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Read more »

10,000 Km Asia-to-Europe NGV Rally Features LNG Vehicles

| China: Xi'an

Blue Corridor Rally starts Sep2018 - Chinese LNG tank truckThe world’s longest Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) rally is underway with fifteen vehicles setting off from Rudong in Jiangsu Province, China last week and traveling 1390 kilometres west to Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province and eastern end to the Silk Road. Xi’an marks the beginning of the New Silk Road, the land component of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ economic strategy. The rally route will traverse China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Read more »

Air Products Accelerates China’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Development

| USA: Lehigh Valley PA

Air Products SmartFuel® H2 dispenserGlobal industrial gases company Air Products has signed cooperation and equipment supply agreements with Beijing Sinoscience Fullcryo Technology Co., Ltd. (Fullcryo) to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure and support Fullcryo’s first, and also China’s first, commercial-scale liquid hydrogen-based fueling station. Read more »

KOGAS Plans Nearly USD 900 Million Investment in LNG for Mobility

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Yonhap
KOGAS LNG terminal

(Image courtesy of KOGAS)

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-operated energy company, says it will invest 1 trillion won (US$895 million) by 2025 to establish infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and trucks, as well as hydrogen-fueled vehicles, reports news agency Yonhap. The announcement confirms views expressed by Ministry officials, KOGAS and KANGV earlier this year to develop the sector. Read more »

LNG-fuelled Viikki Joins Haaga for ESL Shipping

| Finland: Helsinki

Viikki launch for ESL Shipping 2018Viikki, an LNG-fuelled eco-friendly bulk carrier, has been delivered to Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China. Viikki’s sister ship Haaga was delivered on August 20. The 160-meter, LNG-fueled vessel of 25,600 dwt emits over 50 percent less carbon dioxide than the previous generation of vessels. Read more »

23,000 TEU ULCV Project Started by DNV GL and DSIC

| Norway, Høvik
Signing CSIC and DNV GL re 23000 TEU Vessel

Guan Yinghua, Dep. Technical Director DSIC, and Norbert Kray, Senior VP and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The agreement was announced at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. 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 »

China Gas Holdings and CNOOC Plan Refuelling Infrastructure Rollout in China

| China: Hong Kong

China Gas Holdings LNG ContainersChina Gas Holdings Ltd says it has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)’s CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co., Limited, which will see a major rollout of vehicle and vessel refuelling infrastructure, other downstream projects and intermodal transportation projects for LNG tank containers. Read more »