Elengy Plans Mediterranean LNG Bunker Service

| France: Bois-Colombes
Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group, will work with Fosmax LNG, its subsidiary and owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast, Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNGPac Passes 100th Order Milestone

| Finland: Helsinki
Wartsila Corporation LNGPac 100th

The Wärtsilä LNGPac has been an important enabler for LNG as a marine fuel.

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100. Read more »

KC LNG Introduces Multi-Trailer LNG Bunker Connector

| Denmark: Aarhus

Kosan Crisplant Y-piece for LNG bunkeringKC LNG, Kosan Crisplant’s LNG division based in Denmark and a provider of small-scale scalable Liquefied Natural Gas solutions, has introduced a Y-piece connector that the company claims cuts truck-to-ship bunkering time by half. The mechanism allows two tank trailers to connect to the ship at the same time and can be expanded to fit four trailers by connecting an additional unit. Read more »

Total Plans LNG Bunkering Facility for Sohar, Oman

| France: Paris

Oman - Port of SoharTotal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MoU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. Downstream includes intention to develop liquefied natural gas fuel supply for shipping in Sohar, a port city on Oman’s northern coast. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Business Launched in Japan

| Japan: Nagoya
StS LNG Bunkering vessel, LNG Fueled vessel diagram

Ship-to-Ship (StS) bunkering

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) have agreed to launch an LNG Bunkering business in Japan. They marked the decision by establishing two Joint Ventures (JV) on May 10. Read more »

Drewry: More Needed to Meet LNG Bunkering Demand

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited
Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

Drewry, an international independent provider of research and consulting services to the maritime and shipping industry, says that with less than two years before the sulphur cap comes into force, LNG is looking more plausible as the marine fuel of the 21st Century. Many shipowners are still weighing up the dilemma of how to comply with the stringent new rules on sulphur emissions, due to come into force in January 2020. The options have been widely publicised: scrap older tonnage, fit sulphur scrubbers, switch to low-sulphur marine gasoil (LSMGO) or install power plants capable of burning LNG. Read more »

Keppel Names SE Asia’s First LNG Powered Tug

| Singapore

keppel-dual-fuel-graphicSpecialised shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Singmarine, is on track to deliver South East Asia’s first dual-fuel LNG tug to Keppel Smit Towage. The vessel was named KST Liberty at a ceremony held at Keppel Singmarine yesterday, with Mr Loh Ngai Seng, Permanent Secretary at Singapore’s Ministry of Transport as the Guest of Honour. Read more »

CEF Funds Assisting with LNG Filling Station Rollout in Germany

| Germany: Berlin

The nationwide supply of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) for trucks and inland waterway vessels in Germany is picking up speed. With a new allocation of funds from the EU Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding program in the amount of just under EUR 3.3 M (USD 4.03 M), Berlin-based Liquind 24/7 GmbH starts with the construction of ten other LNG locations. Read more »

Keppel To Build LNG-Fuelled LNG Bunker Vessel for Singapore

| Singapore
Image: Sinanju Tankers Pte Ltd

Image: Sinanju Tankers Pte Ltd

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) through its specialised shipbuilding arm Keppel Singmarine, has secured a contract with Mitsui & Co (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd (Mitsui AP) to build Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker, to be owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd (Sinanju), based on a finance agreement with Mitsui AP. Read more »

Titan LNG & Rolande acquire ENGIE LNG Solutions B.V.

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam

TitanLNG imageTitan LNG and its sister company Rolande have announced their acquisition of ENGIE LNG Solutions B.V. as per the first of March 2018. This entity covers the downstream LNG activities of ENGIE in The Netherlands and Belgium. Rolande will add ENGIE’s 4 truck-fuelling stations to its network, bringing the total number to 12. The marine activities will be merged into the portfolio of Titan. This includes projects and existing customer contracts. Read more »