New Volvo FM LNG Now On Sale – High Performance, Low Emissions

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FM LNG 2018

Volvo FM LNG

Swedish vehicle manufacturer AB Volvo, through its Volvo Trucks division, introduced the Volvo FM LNG prototype to the market in October 2017, advising “sales to start in the Spring”. True to its word, the Liquefied Natural Gas powered truck, suitable for long distance freight haulage, is now on sale. Read more »

Repsol Completes Largest LNG Bunker for Mia Desgagnes

| Spain: Cartagena

Mia Desgagnes bunkers LNG in CartagenaThe Canadian-flagged vessel Mia Desgagnes, a new generation dual-fuel (liquefied natural gas and fuel oil) oil products tanker, last week received 424 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel at Spain’s Port of Cartagena. It is described by the Port as one of the most important bunkering operations carried out in the peninsula and confirmation of its positioning as a point of reference for loading LNG to ships. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Extends Alt-Fuel Urban Range with FE CNG

| Sweden: Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG 2018 (1)

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks has extended its low-entry cab range for the Volvo FE with several new features, for demanding transportation in urban areas. Most of the features are about improved safety and productivity for drivers. At the same time, gas-powered engines are now available for all Volvo FE cab and chassis combinations. All this makes the Volvo FE a suitable choice for demanding urban transports tailored to operator’s specific needs. Read more »

DNV GL’s New LNG Test Centre Monitors LNG Fuel Characteristics

| The Netherlands: Groningen

Netherlands_DNV GL gas-chromatographDNV GL, a global quality assurance and risk management company, has opened an LNG test centre to enable safer and more efficient use of LNG. Located in Groningen, the Netherlands, the test centre will enable safer and more efficient use of LNG by supporting stakeholders across the value chain with operational experience and intelligence in addressing the large variations in the properties, density and calorific values among LNG sources globally. Read more »

Stabilis Opens West Texas LNG Fuel Depot; Completes Prometheus Acquisition

| USA: Beaumont TX

Stabilis LNG Depot opens Odessa TXStabilis Energy (Stabilis), a supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the industrial, midstream, and oilfield sectors in North America, has opened a 40,000 gallon liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel depot in Odessa, TX.  The LNG fuel depot will provide customers with convenient 24-hour access to LNG and related services. Read more »

Port of Barcelona is Converting Straddle Carriers to LNG; Establishes Marine LNG Strategy

| Spain, Barcelona

APM Terminal BarcelonaApplus+ IDIADA, a provider of design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide, is working with the Port of Barcelona on an adaptation project that will see two of the Port’s straddle carriers converted to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) operation. Engine modifications are being completed and in-field testing is expected to be underway before year end. Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Ready to Accept More West Coast LNG Conversions

| Canada: North Vancouver BC
TOTE Maritime Alaska - North Star LNG conversion

TOTE Maritime Alaska’s LNG-converted North Star

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) says the completion of the the first phase of the TOTE Maritime Alaska project at Victoria Shipyards (VSL) is a clear indicator that its workforce has the necessary skills to successfully complete LNG conversion projects. “We plan to continue to build our reputation as an industry expert for all LNG related work on the West Coast,” said Joe O’Rourke, Vice President & General Manager of VSL. Read more »

GIE’s Updated Small-Scale LNG Database Highlights LNG Station Growth

| Belgium, Brussels

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) has released its Small-Scale LNG 2018 database. The database provides the LNG industry and interested parties with an overview of the available, planned and announced small-scale LNG infrastructure and services in Europe. Read more »

AIDA Cruises Adds Another 100% LNG-fuelled Ship

| Germany, Papenburg

Aida Helios-class LNG fueled vesselThe German cruise line, AIDA Cruises, has commissioned German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to construct a further ship. The cruise line has signed a contract with the shipyard for the construction of a third cruise ship. All three of AIDA’s ships will be powered 100% by LNG, an eco-friendly fuel. AIDA’s first ship will be completed in autumn 2018, with the second and third following in 2021 and 2023. Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa Updates on BESTWay Project and Vehicular Natural Gas

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_GNF_station 2018The BESTWay project is an important infrastructure initiative between Spain and France, co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Promoted by Gas Natural Fenosa to develop nine liquefied natural gas refuelling stations along the Atlantic Corridor between Algeciras and Paris, the project is part of the large-scale roll-out of natural gas as an alternative fuel for road transport. Read more »