Faber Achieves 0.75kg/l for CNG Type 1 Cylinders

| Italy: Cividale del Friuli  | Source: Faber Industrie Spa

Faber CylinderFaber Industrie Spa (Faber), Italian producer of seamless steel and composite cylinders, explains weight is becoming more and more important for on-board CNG applications as the Vehicle Manufacturers (OEMs) strive to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle. A typical Type 1 CNG cylinder from Faber boasts a weight efficiency as low as 0.84 kg/l at 200bar working pressure, which can be further enhanced to 0.75kg/l by using advanced high strength steel grade. Read more »

Samsung Heavy Incorporates Own Technology in Eco-friendly LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Korea: Seongnam-si | Source: Samsung Heavy Industries
Samsung Heavy Industries Fugas system

Samsung Heavy Industries S-Fugas LNG supply system

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels built with its own technology have just completed their first bunkering at the port of Rotterdam. The two LNG-fuelled 113,000 dwt oil tankers were delivered to an Asian shipowner early this year in January and February. Read more »

Latvian Dual-Fuel Locomotive Project Stimulates French Inspection

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGAS

DiGAS dual fuel for railLate last month, GRDF –one of the largest natural gas distributors in the European Union– visited Riga, Latvia’s capital city, together with representatives of the French city of Lille, to familiarize themselves with the dual-fuel gas operation of a converted diesel locomotive. The Latvian project is the work of National railway LDz (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) and Riga-based DiGAS. Read more »

‘State of the Air’ in USA – We Can Do Better says NGVAmerica

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica
Bakersfield CA

Bakersfield CA

For 20 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the “State of the Air” report. It found justification for growing concern about the impact of air-borne pollution. Gage, President of NGVAmerica, released a statement in regards to findings in the 2019 report. Read more »

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

| Finland: Helsinki | 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 »

Cryostar Offers Relocatable LNG Refueling with FUELNG-Deploy

| France and Netherlands | Source: Cryostar

Cryostar, supplier of cryogenic equipment for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling stations, has celebrated the launch of its new FUELNG-Deploy concept. With a storage LNG capacity of up to 40 m3 the FUELNG-Deploy relocatable vehicle fueling station is a cost-effective solution ideal for serving a small number of vehicles (up to 75 refueling per day). Read more »

U.S. and Global Entities Collaborate on Hydrogen Fuel Safety

| USA: Washington DC | Source: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
FCEV at CHS launch

A FCEV at the CHS launch

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the new Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS) launched by AIChE, are to work together with several global entities to facilitate information sharing on hydrogen safety and best practices among national and international stakeholders with an interest in hydrogen fuel cell technologies. Read more »