Bangkok Mass Transit (BMTA) Orders 489 CNG Buses

| Thailand, Nonthaburi

BMTA 489-bus contract signingScan Inter Public Company Limited, a Thailand-based company engaged in natural gas industry, says SCN-CHO Cooperation signed a trade and maintenance hire contract for 489 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) air-conditioned buses with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) on December 27, 2017. Read more »

Tata Motors and Westport Fuel Systems Aim for Bharat Stage VI

| Canada and India

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. entered into a development and supply agreement last week with India’s Tata Motors Limited for their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family to meet the Indian Government’s new Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards, scheduled to take effect in April of 2020. Read more »

Westport MOU with Weichai Power Opens HPDI Commercialization

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. reports it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Weichai Power Co., Ltd. (Weichai Power), which sets the framework for finalizing the development, marketing, and commercialization of the Westport high pressure direct injection (“Westport™ HPDI”) technology in China. Read more »

FLEX LNG Progresses MEGI-Powered LNGC Newbuildings

| Bermuda, Hamilton

Flex Endeavour (MEGI) Sea Trial Oct 2017Flex LNG Ltd (FLEX LNG) has entered into a time-charter contract for the LNG carrier newbuilding, Flex Endeavour, to Uniper Global Commodities (Uniper), a leading international energy company with operations in more than 40 countries, and headquarter in Germany. The 173,400 m3 cargo capacity LNG carrier is equipped with the high efficiency MEGI (M-Type Electronically Controlled Gas Injection) propulsion system. Read more »

Pavilion Gas Awarded LNG Bunker Supply Contract By PSA Marine

| Singapore

Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Pavilion Energy, has been awarded a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply contract by PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd for the supply of LNG bunker fuel from 2019. LNG bunker fuel will be supplied to two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs, which will be owned and operated by PSA Marine, a marine services provider with flagship operations in Singapore. The tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »

Two LNG Dual-Fuel Tugs for Singapore’s PSA Marine

| Singapore

PSA Marine tugboat (not dual-fuel)PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd, a Singapore-based marine services provider, has recently awarded a contract to build one dual-fuel LNG harbour tug. It will be awarding another contract to build its second dual-fuel LNG harbour tug in January 2018. Both tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »

LR Assists HHI Group Embrace LNG-fuelled Future

| United Kingdom, London and South Korea, Ulsan

HHi_LNG fuel tank locationFollowing the introduction of the IMO’s NOx and SOx emission limitations, Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) Group, with the support of Lloyd’s Register (LR), is responding to the increasing  interest in the development of the global supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by being at the forefront of developing innovative ship designs. Read more »

NEDO and Japanese Consortium Start CNG-NGV Demo Project in Indonesia

| Indonesia and Japan
NEDO Diagram demo project

Project overview: proposed CNG Stations

Japanese research and development government agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), together with Toyota Motor Corporation, Hino Motors Corp., Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Toho Gas Engineering Co., Ltd., with assistance from Nippon Automobile Research Institute, aim to expand the presence of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in Indonesia. Read more »

LNG for World’s Largest Crane Vessel (SSCV) : OOS Zeelandia

| The Netherlands, Serooskerke

OOS-Zeelandia_003-600 graphic 2017Holding OOS International Group B.V., a major maritime services provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the basic design and construction of the largest SSCV in the world, the OOS Zeelandia, a revolutionary new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Thai Biogas Pilot Project Tests Feasibility for Fuel Supply

| Thailand, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Japan, Osaka

Thai Pilot Biogas Refining Facility by Osaka GasA pilot project in Thailand is exploring the combination of biogas refining and natural gas fuel supply for future commercial usage. The project collaborators, Thai company Agriculture of Basin Company Limited (ABC), and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd (Osaka Gas), launched the project at the end of November. Read more »