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 »

ABS Awards AIP for MARIC LNG-Powered Bulk Carrier Design

| China: Shanghai | Source: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

ABS Awards AIP for MARIC Dual Fuel Newcastlemax Oct2018ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to the Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group, for an LNG-fuelled 210,000 DWT bulk carrier of novel design. Read more »

GTT and Dongsung Finetec to Commercialise LNG Brick for Marine Fuel Tank Solutions

| France: Paris | Source: GTT

GTT LNG BrickGTT, French specialist in cryogenic containment systems, and Dongsung Finetec, a Korean company specialised in thermal insulation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to commercialise GTT’s LNG Brick® technology. LNG Brick provides LNG fuel tank solutions for capacities ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 m3, including the capability for external tank building prior to installation into an LNG-fuelled vessel. Read more »

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 »