GFS Corp to Convert Mexican Mine Haul Trucks to LNG

| USA, Weston FL

Komatsu 930E Haul TruckGFS Corp, a developer of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a dual-fuel combination of natural gas and diesel, in mid-December announced it is set to convert Komatsu 930E haul trucks to LNG operation at a mine in Mexico. The company’s EVO-MT® 9300 System allows large mining equipment to use LNG in place of diesel fuel to save money and to reduce emissions.  Read more »

Vard to Design and Construct First LNG-Fueled Hybrid Cruise Icebreaker

| Norway, Ålesund

VARD 6 17 - Ponant icebreakerNorwegian company Vard, a global designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, has secured a contract for the design and construction of one luxury polar expedition cruise vessel for French cruise company Ponant. The contract value is approximately NOK 2.7 billion (approx. USD 323 million). Aker Arctic and Stirling Design International will also collaborate on the development of this unique icebreaker. Read more »

Two LNG Dual-Fuel Tugs for Singapore’s PSA Marine

| Singapore

PSA Marine tugboat (not dual-fuel)PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd, a Singapore-based marine services provider, has recently awarded a contract to build one dual-fuel LNG harbour tug. It will be awarding another contract to build its second dual-fuel LNG harbour tug in January 2018. Both tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »

Damen Contracted for First Dredger Conversion in Europe to Dual-fuel LNG / MGO

| The Netherlands, Gorinchem

Samuel de Champlain pre conversion to dual fuelDamen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. This will be the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports with regard to its 117m, 8500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain, and the works will take place next year at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. Read more »

World’s Largest X-Bow Vessel Designed with Dual-Fuel

| The Netherlands, Schiedam

Jumbo MaritimeJumbo, a Netherlands-based global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new dual-fuel DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV). Read more »

Dual-Fuel Variant of MAN L23/30 Engine Awarded TAT

| Germany, Augsburg

Dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engineMAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The five-cylinder test engine in China had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm. Read more »

UK’s First LNG Passenger Ferry Launched – MV Glen Sannox

| Scotland, Glasgow

MV Glen Sannox launched by Nicola Sturgeon Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) has launched the first of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ferries designed and constructed in the UK. The MV Glen Sannox was launched on Tuesday 21st November at the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read more »

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel LNG Engines for new Viking Line Ferry

| Finland, Helsinki
New ferry being built for Viking Line

LNG power selected for new Viking Line ferry

Helsinki-based global marine technology company Wärtsilä will supply dual-fuel LNG engines for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for Finnish operator Viking Line. The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017. Read more »

WinGD X-DF Engine to Power World’s Biggest Containerships

| Switzerland, Winterthur

WinGD DF LNG engine 72dfWinterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (WinGD) has been contracted by French shipping line CMA CGM, based in Marseille, to supply the biggest 2-stroke dual-fuel engine in the WinGD range, designed for modern large and ultra large container vessels. The 12-cylinder X92DF engines (12X92DF) will power a series of nine “mega” containerships, each with a record capacity of 22,000 TEU. Read more »