Bonett Plans 40 CNG Stations in Czech Republic by End 2017

| Czech Republic, Prague
MACRO CNG Station at Čestlice

CNG Station at Makro in Čestlice

Bonett Gas Investment, the Czech Republic’s largest vendor of CNG for transport, continues to strengthen its network of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations. In the coming weeks, it will open new new stations, expanding its network to over three dozen. It is the largest network within the Czech Republic. Read more »

TEN-T Progress Report: Alt-Fuels Development Better Positioned

EC LogoThe European Commission has published it’s Progress Report on implementation of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) in 2014-2015, delivered to the European Parliament, the Council, and associated committees. As part of its overarching mandate, the TEN-T policy paves the way for the future of the transport system, notably through facilities that stimulate low-emission solutions, new-generation service concepts and other fields of technological innovation. Read more »

LNG Momentum Prompts Gasum to Acquire More Skangas

Gasum LNG Station in Turku

Gasum LNG Station in Turku

Finnish gas retailer Gasum Ltd is increasing its shareholding in Nordic LNG supplier Skangas to 70%. The Norwegian Lyse Group will continue as a Skangas shareholder with a 30% stake. The increase in shareholding will strengthen Gasum’s position as the leading LNG provider and developer of the Nordic gas ecosystem. Read more »

LNG Cross-channel Ferry Ordered by Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries new vessel Hornfleur LNG-electric-powerBrittany Ferries has confirmed it’s order for a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered cruise ferry with a budget of around £175m (USD222m). The confirmation follows the signing of a Letter of Intent at the start of 2017. The LNG ferry will operate on the company’s busiest route from Portsmouth, UK to Caen in north western France with a planned arrival in spring 2019. Read more »

Two Dual-fuel Shuttle Tankers for Statoil

Dynamic-Positioning-Shuttle-Tankers (AET)Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Singapore-headquartered AET, a global owner-operator of petroleum vessels, are extending their partnership in the North Sea shuttle tanker sector. Statoil has awarded a long-term contract to AET to operate two specialist dual-fuel DP2 offshore loading shuttle tankers (OLSTs) on long-term charter. Read more »

Singapore Proves Readiness for LNG Bunker Fuel Operations

Cardissa LNG Bunker Vessel (Image: Shell video)

Shell’s new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel, the 6,500m3 Cardissa, on it’s delivery voyage from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding’s yard in South Korea to take up bunkering duties in The Netherlands, called into Singapore where Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd (SLNG) successfully performed its first small scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Gas-Up/Cool-Down and Reload at its Terminal on Jurong Island. Read more »

Volkswagen Unveils new Polo, now with Natural Gas Engine

Volkswagen Polo 2017 (1)VW has launched a completely redesigned generation of one of it’s best selling cars, the VW Polo, and it is available for the first time powered by natural gas. The launch affirms the declaration last last year by Dr. Jens Andersen, Group CEO for Natural Gas Mobility, who said NGV development stands alongside EV as ‘ecologically equivalent’ prime pillars of focus for the global auto manufacturer. Read more »

IVECO Delivers Natural Gas Vision to G7 Transport Ministers’ Meeting

Iveco Stralis NP G7allery Inauguration CagliariItalian industrial vehicle manufacturing company IVECO took part this week in the inauguration of G7allery, an exhibition devoted to innovation that presents the best projects on sustainability applied to the world of infrastructure and transport. The G7 Transport’s opening event was promoted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport with the call for practice “Nice to meet you G7”, which has collected over 400 best practices, seven of which were exhibited during the event. Read more »

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel Engines for Four Thun Chemical Tankers

Erik Thun AB tanker with Wärtsilä solutions

Sustainable tanker will feature Wärtsilä technology.

Wärtsilä Corporation has been contracted to supply propulsion and fuel supply solutions for four new tanker vessels for coastal tanker operator Thun Tankers, part of Erik Thun AB, of Sweden. Fitted with dual-fuel engines, the vessels will use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel to meet their energy requirements. Ordered in October 2016, the vessels are being build by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands. Read more »

MAN Dual-Fuel Engines Ordered for LNG Tanker NewBuilds

Knutsen OAS Shipping, an integrated shipping company headquartered in Haugesund, Norway, has ordered 4 × MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines with EGR systems in connection with the construction of two 180,000 m3 LNG tanker newbuildings. Upon delivery in 2020, the vessels will transport cargoes worldwide for two Spanish utility companies. Read more »