Australia’s Incat Secures Contract for LNG-Powered World-Leading Ferry

| Australia: Hobart TAS | Source: Incat Australia

Buquebus world largest aluminium ferry conceptAustralian shipbuilder Incat, based in Hobart, Tasmania, has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The vessel, like its Incat-built predecessor Francisco, will be used Liquefied Natural Gas to achieve a maximum speed of over forty knots. The 130‑metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports between Argentina and Uruguay. Read more »

Foton, Toyota and SinoHytec to Jointly Launch Fuel Cell Buses

| China: Beijing | Source: Foton Motor Inc.

Foton hydrogen fuel cell busFoton, Toyota and Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd. (SinoHytec) recently reached an agreement whereby the three parties will jointly develop fuel cell buses. In addition, fuel cell buses manufactured by Foton will be equipped with some spare parts from Toyota and SinoHytec. Read more »

SinoHytec and Chengdu Cooperate to Build Hydrogen Refuelling Network

| China: Beijing | Source: Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd.

Sinohytec and Chengdu Government sign fuel cell engine agreementIn late April, Beijing SinoHytec Co., Ltd. (SinoHytec) and Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone (CETDZ) reached a consensus, under which SinoHytec will cooperate with relevant local enterprises to promote the network construction of hydrogen refuelling stations in Chengdu and the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. Read more »

NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

| NYK Line | Source: NYK Line

LNG bunkering of Sakigake tugboat This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. This operation is the first LNG bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan and advances the four companies’ discussions on the commercialization of a new business in the area. Read more »

40 Wärtsilä 20DF Engines for First Chinese LNG PSVs

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation
Chinese PSVs planned with Wartsila DF engines

(Image: COSL)

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The multiple benefits of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines were cited as the reason for the contract award over strong competitive bids. Read more »

India’s GAIL-managed Pipeline Rollout Reaches South and East

| GAIL India Ltd | Source: GAIL

GAIL India Natural Gas Pipeline MapThe roll-out of natural gas infrastructure in India is gaining momentum as GAIL India Ltd, the state-owned public utility under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, completes awards for construction of the Jagdishpur-Haldia & Bokaro-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) and Barauni – Guwahati Pipeline (BGPL) pipeline. This is essential for India to achieve its commitment to increase the uptake of natural gas for transportation. Read more »

Korea Plans to Lead Hydrogen-Fuelled Ship Development

| Korea: Busan | Source: Korean Register of Shipping

Korea Society - Hydrogen fuel cell (Fuel Cell) ship propulsion conceptIn order to promote sustainable growth in the shipbuilding and maritime sector, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has decided to develop hydrogen ship technologies in full cooperation with the government’s Roadmap for Activating Hydrogen Economy. In January, the government declared its intention to take the lead in the hydrogen economy by announcing this roadmap. Read more »

Pavilion Energy Conducts Singapore’s First Commercial Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering

| Pavilion Energy | Source: Pavilion Energy

Pavilion Energy first ship-to-ship LNG bunkeringPavilion Energy, a Singapore-based provider of competitive energy solutions, has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The operation comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly-modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel. Read more »

Iran Second in World for NGVs

| Iran: Tehran | Source: TGEC

CNG filling station in IranIran sits comfortably in second position on the table of countries with the most natural gas vehicles (NGVs). That position is upheld by the government’s determination to strengthen the NGV sector and by massive gas reserves. Amir H Khaki, Managing Director for Tamkar Gas Equipment Co., a Tehran-based company that has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned hundreds of large CNG refueling stations throughout the country, discussed the state of play with NGV Global News. Read more »

LR Delivers AiP for HMD LNG-fuelled MR Tanker Design

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Lloyd's Register

Lloyds Register approves HMD LNG-fuelled designHyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), based in Ulsan, South Korea, has received approval in principle (AiP) from LR for an LNG-fuelled 50,000 dwt class MR tanker design. HMD is also reviewing various other types of vessels for LNG-fuelled application, such as bulk carriers and container ships. Read more »