EC CEF Funding for Five Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

| Belgium, Brussels

EC LogoFive natural gas projects are among the 39 projects that the EU Commission has selected to co-finance within the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds under the 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call First Cut-Off. Collectively the projects will be funded €33.18m (USD 40m), being 19.2% of almost €173 million ($204m) that will be invested. The EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) uses its funding capacity to leverage private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. Read more »

Pavilion Gas Awarded LNG Bunker Supply Contract By PSA Marine

| Singapore

Pavilion Gas Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Pavilion Energy, has been awarded a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply contract by PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd for the supply of LNG bunker fuel from 2019. LNG bunker fuel will be supplied to two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs, which will be owned and operated by PSA Marine, a marine services provider with flagship operations in Singapore. The tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »

ABS to Class LNG Bunker Barge for Q-LNG

| USA, Houston TX
Shell LNG Barge illustration

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ABS, an international provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, was selected by Q-LNG, LLC, to class an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering in North America. The vessel is scheduled to begin construction at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in early 2018 and has been chartered for operations by Shell Trading (US) Company. Read more »

Total to Supply LNG for CMA CGM New Build Container Ships

| France, Paris

Port of Long Beach - CMA CGM BF ArrivalFrench energy giant Total and CMA CGM, a French container transportation and shipping company with global operations, have signed an agreement covering the supply of around 300,000 tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) a year for 10 years starting in 2020. This unprecedented volume in the history of LNG bunker will fuel CMA CGM’s nine newbuild container ships, scheduled for delivery beginning 2020 onwards. Read more »

Wärtsilä Systems Ordered for Shell US LNG Fuelling Barge

| Finland, Helsinki
Shell LNG Barge illustration

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Marine technology provider Wärtsilä has been selected to provide a broad scope of products and solutions for a new articulated tug barge (ATB) that is to be chartered for U.S. operations by Shell Trading (US) Company. The vessel will be used to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to cruise ships along the east coast of Florida, USA. Read more »

French Government Plans to Boost Port Competitiveness with LNG Marine Fuel

| France, Le Havre

Edouard Phillipe CMA at AEM2017Participants at the Assises de la Economie de la Mer at Le Havre this week were addressed by Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, who shared his vision of a revitalised French maritime sector. With its ports far from dominant in European and international trade, new thinking, supportive policy and and a clear focus on new energy, in particular, LNG marine fuel, are required, the PM said. Read more »

America’s First LNG ATB Build Contract Goes to VT Halter Marine

| Singapore and USA, Pascagoula MS
Shell LNG ATB illustration

Shell LNG ATB (Illustration)

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  (ST Engineering) says its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine) has been awarded a contract by Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC (Q-LNG) to build America’s first offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Articulated Tug and Barge (LNG ATB) unit. Read more »

Shell To Fuel North America’s First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

| USA, Miami FL

Carnival Corp's cruise line vessel Costa Smeralda (graphic)Shell NA LNG, LLC (Shell) will supply Carnival Cruise Line with fuel for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North America. The framework agreement secures fuel supply for what will be the continent’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Read more »