Third Cement Carrier LNG System Ordered from Cryonorm

| The Netherlands: Westerbroek
Greenland

M.V. Greenland

Cryonorm Systems will supply its Liquefied natural Gas fuel system for installation onboard the third LNG powered cement carrier for Erik Thun A.B. Sweden. This ship will be a sister ship of the Greenland and Ireland which both are currently sailing with a 130m3 Cryonorm LNG Fuel System onboard. Read more »

LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier R&D Plan Approved by Japan’s MLIT

| Japan: Tokyo

Post-Panamax ship (image DSME)An R&D plan jointly presented by NYK and Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. has been approved by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) in its effort to support the introduction of cutting-edge vessels. The selected plan concerns R&D to fuel a post-panamax* bulk carrier with liquefied natural gas (LNG). MLIT’s approval is expected to accelerate the practical application of the plan. Read more »

HHI Receives AiP from LR for LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt VLOC

| United Kingdom: London

HHi_LNG fuel tank locationHyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a Liquefied Natural gas (LNG)-fuelled 250,000 dwt class very large ore carrier (VLOC). HHI has been focusing its efforts on LNG-fuelled ships as part of its plans to meet the market’s needs for environmentally friendly shipping. Read more »

Wärtsilä Introduces LNG-with-VOC Recovery for Cleaner Tankers

| Finland, Helsinki

Wartsila VOC Recovery SystemFinnish engineering group Wärtsilä will use ground-breaking technology for two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The system creates a fuel mix of LNG and recovered volatile organic compounds (VOC), the gas evaporating from the oil cargo tanks. Read more »

First Steel Cut for Volkswagen Group Logistics LNG-fuelled Car Carriers

| Germany, Wolfsburg

Siem Car Carrier LNG-propelledVolkswagen Group advises that after a few months of preparation, work has started on the construction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels for logistics within the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen Group Logistics, the operator Siem Car Carriers AS and the shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding celebrated the first steel cutting (equivalent to foundation laying in the shipbuilding industry) with an official ceremony in the Chinese city of Xiamen. Read more »

Belgium’s Remitrans Begins Fleet Transition to LNG

| The Netherlands: Breda

Remitrans goes LNGThe Dutch company LIQAL is building a new LNG refuelling station for the Belgian transport company Remitrans. The successful tender incorporated design, production and realisation onsite, up to the maintenance and 24/7 service. With the arrival of its own LNG refuelling station Remitrans continues to reduce CO2 emission in the transport sector. Read more »

Nordic Marine LNG Market On the Rise

| Norway: Stavanger

Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West 2017 600Nordic LNG supplier Skangas completed 1,000 liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in 2017, representing more than 60% increase over previous years. The company says the driving force behind this rise rests in supply to new vessels both in regular routes and in tramp/spot market. Read more »

Spanish Supermarketeer Expands Natural Gas Fleet

| Spain: Tavernes Blanques

Mercadona Iveco TransporterMercadona, a Spanish supermarket chain, together with its transport suppliers is planning to invest a further EUR 4m (USD 5.12m) in clean energies. As part of their efforts to foster sustainable transport and good air quality, the company is set to incorporate 40 natural gas-propelled lorries in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Read more »

GTT’s LNG Brick Bunker Tank Testing Completed

| France: Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse

GTT LNG BrickWith the rise in the use of LNG as a fuel, the marine industry requires new cryogenic storage solutions which are both compact and easy to install. To meet this requirement, GTT has developed the LNG Brick® technology and announces the end of its test campaign. Read more »