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 »

LNG is Prime Contender for Newbuilds: DNV GL Alt-Fuels White Paper

| Norway, Høvik
Searoad Mersey II

Searoad Mersey II

Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Entitled Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping, the paper examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies, including LNG, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cells, and hybrid and battery technologies, and comparing them to the use of conventional fuel with scrubbers and new low sulphur alternatives. Read more »

WinGD X-DF NG-VOC Capability a Greener Solution for Shipping

| Italy: Trieste

WinGD-wartsila dual-fuel engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has moved into a new category of environmental compatibility following the successful testing of a NG-VOC (Natural Gas – Volatile Organic Compounds) fuel mix for the WinGD X-DF engine. The engine uses a VOC recovery system developed by Wärtsilä Gas Systems. The engines will power two 125 000 dwt Shuttle Tankers for AET. Read more »

LNG-Powered Viking Grace Adds Rotor Sail

| Finland: Åland

MS Viking Grace fitted with rotor sail by NorsepowerThe M/S Viking Grace, part of Finland’s Viking Line, is the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power. Delivered at the start of 2013 as the first vessel of its type to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the ship is now capable of even cleaner operations with the addition of a 24 metre cylindrical sail. Read more »

LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier R&D Plan Approved by Japan’s MLIT

| Japan: Tokyo

Post-Panamax ship (image DSME)An R&D plan jointly presented by NYK and Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. has been approved by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in its effort to support the introduction of cutting-edge vessels. The selected plan concerns R&D to fuel a post-panamax* bulk carrier with liquefied natural gas (LNG). MLIT’s approval is expected to accelerate the practical application of the plan. Read more »

HHI Receives AiP from LR for LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt VLOC

| United Kingdom: London

HHi_LNG fuel tank locationHyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a Liquefied Natural gas (LNG)-fuelled 250,000 dwt class very large ore carrier (VLOC). HHI has been focusing its efforts on LNG-fuelled ships as part of its plans to meet the market’s needs for environmentally friendly shipping. Read more »