Kawasaki Designs LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier Without Cargo Intrusion

| Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd | Source: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd

Kawasaki LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier DesignKawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd says development of a design for a 200,000 DWT bulk carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) had been completed. The design had received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from the Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) based on the classification society’s Rule Part GF, which adopts the IGF Code*. Read more »

GEV’s CNG-powered CNG Transportation Vessel Gains Full ABS Approval

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Global Energy Ventures Ltd

GEV Optimum CNG transportation design (illustration)Western Australia-based Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), a developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, has received from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approval for construction of the CNG 200 Optimum ship. The company says the dual-fuel vessel will achieve greater than 90% CNG-powered propulsion. Read more »

Korean Patent for Forward Ships’ LNG-Powered Vessel Design

| Greece and South Korea | Source: Arista Group

Arista Forward Shipping test approval from South KoreaForward Ships’ innovative machinery arrangement has received its first official patent right from South Korea. The Project Forward initiative demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design and efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40 percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Grants for Fuel-Cell R&D Maritime Transport Projects in Norway

| Norway: Oslo | Source: Hyon AS and Enova SF

Image emission-free shipping by Enova SF, Norway 2018Hyon AS (Hyon), a joint venture established in 2017, owned wholly by Nel ASA, Hexagon Composites ASA and PowerCell Sweden AB, has together with partners been awarded grants under the PILOT-E scheme for the development and realization of two hydrogen-related maritime projects: a high-speed ferry and a short-sea freighter. Read more »

GEV Completes Final ABS Requirement for the CNG Optimum Design

| Australia: West Perth WA | Source: Global Energy Ventures Ltd

GEV CNG Optimum 200 gas carrier designGlobal Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), a leading developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, has completed the extensive prototype testing of the Optimum system. This program included burst tests, fatigue tests and proof-of-concept tests. Read more »

ABS and KOMERI MoU Advances Safety of LNG as Fuel

| Korea: Busan | Source: ABS

Fuel Gas Compressor Package Test FacilityIn an industry first, ABS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual loading conditions, prior to installation onboard. Read more »

STX LNG-fuelled 50k dwt Tanker Receives AiP from LR

| United Kingdom: London | Source: LR

STX LNG-fuelled 50k dwt MR tanker designLloyd’s Register (LR) has presented South Korean shipbuilding company STX with approval in principle (AiP) for a 50k dwt MR (medium range) tanker design capable of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel. This development is the result of close collaboration between STX and LR. Read more »