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 »

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 »