Elenger’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Commences Construction in China

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Keel cutting for Elenger's LNG bunker vessel in ChinaThe Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has commenced construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020. ‘Elenger’ is the new brand name for Eesti Gaas international operations in countries such as Finland and Latvia. Read more »

NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

| NYK Line | Source: NYK Line

LNG bunkering of Sakigake tugboat This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. This operation is the first LNG bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan and advances the four companies’ discussions on the commercialization of a new business in the area. Read more »

Pavilion Energy Conducts Singapore’s First Commercial Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering

| Pavilion Energy | Source: Pavilion Energy

Pavilion Energy first ship-to-ship LNG bunkeringPavilion Energy, a Singapore-based provider of competitive energy solutions, has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The operation comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly-modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel. 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 »

‘Kairos’ Leading Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering in Baltic

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG

Wes Amelie Bunkers LNG from KairosHamburg-based Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG, a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for shipping, has added to its successful string of bunkering operations with the refuelling of the world’s first container ship retrofitted with an LNG engine, the Wes Amelie, last week, by the LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos. The operation took place in the anchorage area in front of Visby, Sweden. Read more »

FueLNG Chalks Up Bunkering Century on Singapore Scoreboard

| Singapore | Source: FueLNG
Keppel's KST Liberty LNG dual-fuel tug

Keppel Smit Towage’s KST Liberty – LNG dual-fuel tug

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has set a new industry milestone for Singapore with the completion of its 100th LNG bunkering operation with no loss-time incidents, and in accordance with the Technical reference (TR) 56 standard for LNG bunkering in Singapore. 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 »

Rederij Doeksen Secures LNG Fuel for New Wadden Sea Ferries

| The Netherlands: Harlingen | Source: Titan LNG
Rederij Doeksen LNG Catamarans head to Netherlands on Sun Rise

Rederij Doeksen LNG Catamarans head to Netherlands on the Sun Rise

Two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered catamaran ferries commissioned by Rederij Doeksen are currently in transit from Strategic Marine’s Vietnam shipyard to The Netherlands where they will operate on the ferry route from Harlingen to the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. In preparation, the Wadden Islands shipping company has contracted Titan LNG to supply fuel. Read more »

First European LNG Bunker Station to Open in July

| Netherlands: Nieuwegein | Source: PitPoint BV

PitPoint BV LNG Bunker Station in Cologne - under constructionPitPoint.LNG’s Liquefied Natural Gas bunkering station to refuel inland waterway vessels is taking shape. Construction of the first European fixed bunkering station for LNG will be realized on Europe’s busiest waterway, the Rhine, in the port of Cologne (Am Molenkopf 17) later this year. Read more »

DNV GL Issues AiP for LNG Bunker Vessel Design Based on OSV

| Norway: Høvik | Source: DNV GL
Rendering of new small-scale LNG carrier bunker-vessel design by ShipInox

Rendering of new small-scale LNG carrier bunker-vessel design by ShipInox

Classification society DNV GL has presented ShipInox, a Norwegian-based company from Stavanger, with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new small-scale LNG carrier/bunker vessel design. It is the first ever class-approved design based on an offshore supply vessel (OSV). With a length of 92 meters the ship will have a carrying capacity of 6,000 cubic meters. Read more »