Samsung Heavy Incorporates Own Technology in Eco-friendly LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Korea: Seongnam-si | Source: Samsung Heavy Industries
Samsung Heavy Industries Fugas system

Samsung Heavy Industries S-Fugas LNG supply system

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels built with its own technology have just completed their first bunkering at the port of Rotterdam. The two LNG-fuelled 113,000 dwt oil tankers were delivered to an Asian shipowner early this year in January and February. Read more »

Maruti Plans No-Diesel Future for India’s Small Vehicle Market

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and local media
Maruti Suzuki CNG Super Carry

Maruti Suzuki CNG Super Carry

In India, the production days of the small diesel-powered vehicle are drawing to a close according to Maruti Suzuki, the country’s dominant vehicle manufacturer. Late 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that no Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020, the date BS-VI comes into effect. That decision creates enormous potential for increased adoption of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered vehicles. Read more »

FueLNG Chalks Up Bunkering Century on Singapore Scoreboard

| Singapore | Source: FueLNG
Keppel's KST Liberty LNG dual-fuel tug

Keppel Smit Towage’s KST Liberty – LNG dual-fuel tug

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has set a new industry milestone for Singapore with the completion of its 100th LNG bunkering operation with no loss-time incidents, and in accordance with the Technical reference (TR) 56 standard for LNG bunkering in Singapore. Read more »

DNV GL and Keppel to Jointly Conceive Suite of LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Norway: Oslo | Source: DNV GL - Maritime

The move toward widespread uptake of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel received has further impetus with classification society DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), agreeing to work together to that effect. KMDTech designs and engineers specialised vessels include ice-class vessels, LNG carriers, LNG bunkers, dredgers, etc. Read more »

Winners Selected in Singaporean ‘Low Cost LNG Retrofit’ Challenge

| Singapore | Source: NTU
VLOC Cape Hawk

Capesize VLOC ‘Cape Hawk’ (image: Maritime-Connector)

Following a national competition organised last year in Singapore to develop green solutions for the shipping industry, prizes have been awarded for concepts that will contribute to the reduction of CAPEX when retrofitting vessels for LNG marine fuel propulsion. Professor Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation (NRF) presented the prizes at the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC) 2019 last week. Read more »

DSIC and Cosco Shipping Sign MOU for EEDI-Phase 3 Dual-Fuel VLCC

| China: Shanghai | Source: DSIC
IMO EEDI Phases

The newbuild VLCC will break through the EEDI Phase 3 barrier.

At the COSCO annual meeting in Shanghai last week, COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd (CSET) and Dalian Industry Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (DSIC) officially signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will lead to the construction of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel VLCC (very large crude carrier). Their collective intention is to advance the use of LNG as a reduced-emission marine fuel. Read more »

Toyota and Australian Government Begin Pathway to Hydrogen for Mobility

| Australia: Altona VIC | Source: ARENA

Toyota's Altona facilityThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), an independent agency of the Australian federal government, will provide funding for Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited to start the transformation of part of its decommissioned car manufacturing plant in Altona Victoria into a renewable energy hub to produce green hydrogen for transport. Read more »

Chart Industries and IOCL to Promote LNG Market in India

| India and USA | Source: Chart Industries
IOCL and Chart executives signing MOU in Washington

IOCL and Chart executives signing MOU in Washington

Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 18, 2019 to promote the development of the LNG Market in India. Applications include refueling infrastructure for road, rail and water -based transportation. Read more »

MAN Wins LNG Dual-Fuel Engine Order for Six Boxships

| Germany: Augsburg | Source: MAN Energy Solutions

EPS new branding 2018Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has exercised an option on an existing order to request six 15,000-teu boxships. MAN Energy Solutions reports that the six units will be built as MAN B&W 11G90ME-GI dual-fuel configurations operating on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) with delivery dates scheduled between 2020-2022. These neo-Panamax boxships will be constructed at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI). Read more »

Australia’s LNG Marine Bunkering Capabilities Brought Before Government

| Australia: Canberra ACT | Source: Gas Energy Australia
 Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, Pluto LNG

Ahead of a forthcoming federal election, Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the nation’s downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DoRIC) on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) marine bunkering in Australia. Read more »