AET Tankers Welcomes First LNG Dual-fuel Aframaxes

| South Korea and Singapore | Source: AET Tankers

AET Aframax LNG for Shell charter Q4 2018Singapore-based AET Tankers Pte Ltd has named and welcomed its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu at a ceremony this week, held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co Ltd’s (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The 113,400 dwt vessels are in compliance with NOx Tier III emission when operating in gas mode. Read more »

Panfido Dual-fuel Tug and Pontoon Unit Uses SENER Design

| Spain: Getxo | Source: SENER

SENER Marine LNG-powered SBBT unit for Panfido In a project co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II program, Spanish engineering and technology group SENER is to provide assistance with the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) SBBT unit. The SBBT unit’s design is a combination of a LNG fueled tractor tug (powered unit) and a LNG bunkering non-propelled pontoon of 4,000 m3 (cargo unit). Read more »

GTT-Keppel Licence Agreement Advances Marine LNG Solutions

| Singapore and France
GTT LNG shape-adapted fuel tank

Shape adapted LNG fuel tank

Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s network of global yards will be able to offer Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)’s LNG systems in the design, construction and maintenance of LNG carriers, LNG Bunker vessels, LNG-fuelled vessels, and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). This follows the signing of a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) that draws upon the expertise of both companies. Read more »

New Bergen Marine Gas Engine from Rolls-Royce

| United Kingdom: London

Rolls-Royce Bergen B36:45 natural gas engineRolls-Royce last week launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The Bergen B36:45 model is designed in accordance with the Rolls-Royce philosophy of a common platform for all fuel options and applications, and can be configured to meet the specific engine requirements of customers. Read more »

23,000 TEU ULCV Project Started by DNV GL and DSIC

| Norway, Høvik
Signing CSIC and DNV GL re 23000 TEU Vessel

Guan Yinghua, Dep. Technical Director DSIC, and Norbert Kray, Senior VP and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The agreement was announced at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. Read more »

Technology Trio to Promote LNG as Feasible ‘Green’ Choice for Propulsion

| Finland: Helsinki
LNG fueled tank design equipped with GTT membrane containment system (image GTT Roland Mouron)

LNG fueled tank design equipped with GTT membrane containment system (photo credit: GTT Roland Mouron)

A European technology trio — WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT — has moved in response to changing attitudes in the marine sector by agreeing to collaborate in making the use of LNG (liquified natural gas) fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators. Collectively they will harness their respective strengths to deliver an effective, streamlined approach for achieving compliance with environmental legislation. Read more »

BC Ferries Issues EOI Request for Dual-Fuel Newbuild

| Canada: Victoria BC
Salish Orca dual fuel BC Ferries

The dual-fuel Salish Orca (2017)

British Columbian ferry operator BC Ferries has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for a new natural gas fuelled new vessel to replace an ageing fleet asset. The competitive bidding process is open to local, national and international shipyards, including consortiums, and BC Ferries encourages local and national companies to bid on these projects.  Read more »

ClassNK Approves NYK Line – JMU LNG-fuelled 200K DWT Bulk Carrier Design

| Japan: Tokyo

Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to NYK Line and Japan Marine United (JMU) for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled 200K DWT bulk carrier. Read more »

Hexagon Tanks Selected for First Hydrogen Vessel in US

| USA: Lincoln NE and Norway: Ålesund

Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine - H2 Powered IllustrationHexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has been selected to supply high-pressure hydrogen tanks for the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US. The vessel is being built by Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) after they were awarded a USD 3 million grant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), supported by the “California Climate Investments” (CCI) program. Read more »

LR AiP for SWS Newcastlemax Design Incorporating LNG Fuel

| United Kingdom: London

Presentation of the Approval in Principle (AiP) to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) was made by Lloyd’s Register (LR) at Posidonia 2018. SWS and LR have agreed to jointly develop an LNG dual-fuelled Newcastlemax 210K DWT bulk carrier design. Read more »