Panfido Dual-fuel Tug and Pontoon Unit Uses SENER Design

| Spain: Getxo | Source: SENER

SENER Marine LNG-powered SBBT unit for Panfido In a project co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II program, Spanish engineering and technology group SENER is to provide assistance with the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) SBBT unit. The SBBT unit’s design is a combination of a LNG fueled tractor tug (powered unit) and a LNG bunkering non-propelled pontoon of 4,000 m3 (cargo unit). Read more »

4-star Rating for LNG-fueled MOL Tugboat

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Ishin tugboatMitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. conducted naming and launching ceremonies for the company’s Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled tugboat, built at Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd., on September 28. The tugboat was named Ishin after the name of MOL’s technology development project, the “ISHIN NEXT – MOL Smart Ship Project”. The vessel, slated for delivery in February 2019 after the completion of outfitting work, will be the first LNG-fueled tugboat serving Osaka Bay. Read more »

SENER LNG-fuelled Bunkering Vessel Designs Approved by DNV GL

| Spain: Getxo | Source: Grupo SENER
SENER Marine LNG DNV GL Agreement-rafael-gongora Sep2018

SENER’s Rafael de Góngora (L) and DNV GL’s Lucas Ribeiro (R)

Spanish engineering and technology group SENER Group has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) Certificates by DNV GL for a LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel. The new design has been found to comply with DNV GL class rules and all current and upcoming regulations, including the new emission control regulations and the IGF Code for fuel with a low flashpoint. Read more »

TUI Cruises Adds Newbuilds with LNG Propulsion

| Italy: Trieste | Source: TUI

TUI Cruises imageThe TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises are continuing the expansion course for the joint venture TUI Cruises. The supervisory bodies of both companies have decided to commission the construction of two shipbuildings at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard. The contract was closed on July 12, 2018 subject to financing. All contracting parties have agreed to keep the financial details confidential. Read more »

Fiat Ducato Natural Power Marks Major Milestone for Production Line

| Italy: Turin | Source: Fiat

Fiat Ducato Natural PowerA Fiat Ducato Natural Power is the Italian auto manufacturer’s six millionth vehicle to roll off the production line at the Val di Sangro industrial site – a magnificent milestone of itself but one made more special by being a vehicle powered by Compressed Natural Gas. Fiat Professional has the widest range of natural gas vehicles on the market. In fact, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) has been European leader for over 20 years in this minimal environmental impact technology, with more than 754,000 cars and commercial vehicles registered. Read more »

Škoda Octavia G-TEC Now with 1.5 Litre TSI Engine

| Czech Republic, Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Octavia G-Tec CNGThe 2019 Škoda Octavia G-TEC, presented at IAA 2018, comes with a new, more powerful 1.5-litre bi-fuel TSI engine (96 kW / 130 PS) and improved CNG range. Running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) reduces CO2 emissions by around 25 percent compared to petrol.  Read more »

Barillec Systems for France’s First Dual-Fuel Dredger

| France: Concarneau | Source: Barillec

L'Ostrea France - injection dredger designThe SOCARENAM (Sociéte Calaisienne de Réparation Navale et Mécanique) shipyard, based in Boulogne sur Mer, has entrusted Barillec Marine with the production of the LNG/Diesel-electric propulsion system and the water injection dredging system of a new dredger. The dual-fuel vessel, a first for France, is being build under contract with Atlantic Port of Bordeaux and the EIG Dragages Ports at a cost of €20 million ($24.4 million). Read more »

Fuel Cell for the Future Developed by VW and Stanford

| Volkswagen | Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen has partnered with Stanford University in the USA to bring about the next major advance in fuel cell technology. The fuel cell is regarded as a serious alternative to the classic electric car with battery cells. However, the biggest problem is the comparatively high cost of the technology. Now, a new process has been developed that significantly reduces this disadvantage. Read more »

Naturgy and Fiat Professional Join to Push Sustainable Mobility in Spain

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Naturgy
Signing by Naturgy and Fiat Professional

Raffele Brustia (Fiat) and Alfonso del Río (Naturgy)

International energy company Naturgy and auto manufacturer Fiat have signed a strategic agreement to promote natural gas as a fuel for light commercial vehicles in Spain. Through innovative projects they will develop new infrastructure for refueling and expand the use of vehicles that use this energy. Read more »

LNG Provider Skangas Joins SEA\LNG

| United Kingdom: London | Source: SEA\LNG
Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West

Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West

Norwegian company Skangas, a subsidiary of Finland’s Gasum and operator of a complete value chain in liquefied natural gas (LNG) to serve the Nordic market, has joined the LNG industry coalition SEA\LNG. The multi-sector coalition, aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel, has welcomed the addition of Skangas for its extensive LNG supply and infrastructure expertise. Read more »