DNV GL and Keppel to Jointly Conceive Suite of LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Norway: Oslo | Source: DNV GL - Maritime

The move toward widespread uptake of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel received has further impetus with classification society DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), agreeing to work together to that effect. KMDTech designs and engineers specialised vessels include ice-class vessels, LNG carriers, LNG bunkers, dredgers, etc. Read more »

Winners Selected in Singaporean ‘Low Cost LNG Retrofit’ Challenge

| Singapore | Source: NTU
VLOC Cape Hawk

Capesize VLOC ‘Cape Hawk’ (image: Maritime-Connector)

Following a national competition organised last year in Singapore to develop green solutions for the shipping industry, prizes have been awarded for concepts that will contribute to the reduction of CAPEX when retrofitting vessels for LNG marine fuel propulsion. Professor Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation (NRF) presented the prizes at the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC) 2019 last week. Read more »

Harvey Gulf Adds Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to LNG-Fuelled PSV

| Wärtsilä Corporation | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Harvey Energy for ShellUSA based Harvey Gulf International Marine is to retrofit its platform supply vessel (PSV) Harvey Energy with a hybrid installation supplied by Helsinki-based technology group Wärtsilä. The company says this new energy storage solution will significantly enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of the vessel. No cargo space will be compromised and the operational capability will remain the same. Read more »

DSIC and Cosco Shipping Sign MOU for EEDI-Phase 3 Dual-Fuel VLCC

| China: Shanghai | Source: DSIC
IMO EEDI Phases

The newbuild VLCC will break through the EEDI Phase 3 barrier.

At the COSCO annual meeting in Shanghai last week, COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd (CSET) and Dalian Industry Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (DSIC) officially signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will lead to the construction of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel VLCC (very large crude carrier). Their collective intention is to advance the use of LNG as a reduced-emission marine fuel. Read more »

DNV GL Issues AiP for LNG Bunker Vessel Design Based on OSV

| Norway: Høvik | Source: DNV GL
Rendering of new small-scale LNG carrier bunker-vessel design by ShipInox

Rendering of new small-scale LNG carrier bunker-vessel design by ShipInox

Classification society DNV GL has presented ShipInox, a Norwegian-based company from Stavanger, with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new small-scale LNG carrier/bunker vessel design. It is the first ever class-approved design based on an offshore supply vessel (OSV). With a length of 92 meters the ship will have a carrying capacity of 6,000 cubic meters. Read more »

Høglund to Supply Biogas-ready Solutions for Hurtigruten Retrofits

| Norway: Sem | Source: Høglund Marine Automation AS

Hurtigruten vesselHøglund Marine Solutions of Sem, Norway, has been awarded a contract to deliver biogas-ready fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) for six Hurtigruten passenger ship retrofits. Hurtigruten is a Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator which services the country’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Read more »

Trans Gas Solution Acquires AiP for LNG Bunkering Barge – First in Korea

| Republic of Korea: Changwon | Source: Trans Gas Solution
Trans Gas Solution - Korea - Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Trans Gas Solution (CEO Seo Mi-Young), the leading LNG EPC company in Korea, has acquired Approval-in-Principal (AiP) from Korea Register (KR) for their 500m3 LNG Bunkering Barge System Design. The approved LNG bunkering barge (KOLT-05B) is a 48.5m vessel with IMO Type-C pressurized fuel tank with a storage capacity of 500m3, including a low-pressure LNG fuel gas supply system (CRYOPac-L). Read more »

Australia’s LNG Marine Fuel Institute Adds International Members

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: LNG Marine Fuel Institute

LNG Marine Fuel InstituteLNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG MFI), located in Perth, Western Australia, has set about since its inception in 2017 to enable Australian LNG to be a primary fuel for marine transportation. It is attracting interests from around the globe and in January elected Connect LNG AS from Oslo as its most recent international member. All joining are WinGD and GTT. Read more »

MAN’s New TCT Turbocharger Series Suits Dual-Fuel and IMO Tier-III

| Greece: Piraeus | Source: MAN Energy Solutions
MAN TCT40

MAN TCT40

MAN Energy Solutions unveiled its new TCT turbocharger series in Piraeus, Greece last week. MAN TCT turbochargers are suitable for conventional fuel and dual-fuel engines in both marine and power applications ranging from 6 MW up to 24 MW output per turbocharger. Read more »