TEN-T Progress Report: Alt-Fuels Development Better Positioned

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EC LogoThe European Commission has published it’s Progress Report on implementation of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) in 2014-2015, delivered to the European Parliament, the Council, and associated committees. As part of its overarching mandate, the TEN-T policy paves the way for the future of the transport system, notably through facilities that stimulate low-emission solutions, new-generation service concepts and other fields of technological innovation. Read more »

LNG Momentum Prompts Gasum to Acquire More Skangas

Gasum LNG Station in Turku

Gasum LNG Station in Turku

Finnish gas retailer Gasum Ltd is increasing its shareholding in Nordic LNG supplier Skangas to 70%. The Norwegian Lyse Group will continue as a Skangas shareholder with a 30% stake. The increase in shareholding will strengthen Gasum’s position as the leading LNG provider and developer of the Nordic gas ecosystem. Read more »

LNG Cross-channel Ferry Ordered by Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries new vessel Hornfleur LNG-electric-powerBrittany Ferries has confirmed it’s order for a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered cruise ferry with a budget of around £175m (USD222m). The confirmation follows the signing of a Letter of Intent at the start of 2017. The LNG ferry will operate on the company’s busiest route from Portsmouth, UK to Caen in north western France with a planned arrival in spring 2019. Read more »

Two Dual-fuel Shuttle Tankers for Statoil

Dynamic-Positioning-Shuttle-Tankers (AET)Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Singapore-headquartered AET, a global owner-operator of petroleum vessels, are extending their partnership in the North Sea shuttle tanker sector. Statoil has awarded a long-term contract to AET to operate two specialist dual-fuel DP2 offshore loading shuttle tankers (OLSTs) on long-term charter. Read more »

Singapore Proves Readiness for LNG Bunker Fuel Operations

Cardissa LNG Bunker Vessel (Image: Shell video)

Shell’s new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel, the 6,500m3 Cardissa, on it’s delivery voyage from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding’s yard in South Korea to take up bunkering duties in The Netherlands, called into Singapore where Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd (SLNG) successfully performed its first small scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Gas-Up/Cool-Down and Reload at its Terminal on Jurong Island. Read more »

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel Engines for Four Thun Chemical Tankers

Erik Thun AB tanker with Wärtsilä solutions

Sustainable tanker will feature Wärtsilä technology.

Wärtsilä Corporation has been contracted to supply propulsion and fuel supply solutions for four new tanker vessels for coastal tanker operator Thun Tankers, part of Erik Thun AB, of Sweden. Fitted with dual-fuel engines, the vessels will use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel to meet their energy requirements. Ordered in October 2016, the vessels are being build by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands. Read more »

MAN Dual-Fuel Engines Ordered for LNG Tanker NewBuilds

Knutsen OAS Shipping, an integrated shipping company headquartered in Haugesund, Norway, has ordered 4 × MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines with EGR systems in connection with the construction of two 180,000 m3 LNG tanker newbuildings. Upon delivery in 2020, the vessels will transport cargoes worldwide for two Spanish utility companies. Read more »

Portugal Issues Decree to Establish Alt-Fuel Framework

Portugal Dourogas LCNG filling station at Carregado

Dourogas LCNG filling station at Carregado

Portugal’s Council of Ministers has published Decree/Law 60:2017, promulgated on June 8, that creates the policy environment to set in place a national framework for the implementation of alternative fuel networks across the country. linking with its European neighbours. This Decree-Law, which transposes Directive 2014/94/EU into the national legal order, reflects Portugal’s commitment to the objectives of the European Union in this area. Read more »

Regular LNG Bunkering Now Part of Zeebrugge Operations

Engie Zeebrugge at Port of ZeebruggeThe bunkering vessel Engie Zeebrugge, which arrived in Zeebrugge at the beginning of April after a 38-day maiden voyage from South Korea, has completed first deliveries of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a marine fuel to M/V Auto Eco and M/V Auto Energy, the two new gas-propelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) of UECC. Read more »

Port of Montreal Now Offers LNG Bunkering

M/T Damia Desgagnes

LNG-fueled M/T Damia Desgagnes

Groupe Desgagnés Inc., a Canadian marine transportation specialist headquartered in Quebec City, has been lauded by Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas distributor in Quebec, and Montreal Port Authority (MPA) for its acquisition of four LNG-fueled vessels. All four vessels are designed to comply with the most stringent environmental standards in place today. Now, the three entities have combined to provide an LNG bunkering solution at the Port. Read more »