Two Dual-fuel Shuttle Tankers for Statoil

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Dynamic-Positioning-Shuttle-Tankers (AET)Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Singapore-headquartered AET, a global owner-operator of petroleum vessels, are extending their partnership in the North Sea shuttle tanker sector. Statoil has awarded a long-term contract to AET to operate two specialist dual-fuel DP2 offshore loading shuttle tankers (OLSTs) on long-term charter. Read more »

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel Engines for Four Thun Chemical Tankers

Erik Thun AB tanker with Wärtsilä solutions

Sustainable tanker will feature Wärtsilä technology.

Wärtsilä Corporation has been contracted to supply propulsion and fuel supply solutions for four new tanker vessels for coastal tanker operator Thun Tankers, part of Erik Thun AB, of Sweden. Fitted with dual-fuel engines, the vessels will use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel to meet their energy requirements. Ordered in October 2016, the vessels are being build by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands. Read more »

MAN Dual-Fuel Engines Ordered for LNG Tanker NewBuilds

Knutsen OAS Shipping, an integrated shipping company headquartered in Haugesund, Norway, has ordered 4 × MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines with EGR systems in connection with the construction of two 180,000 m3 LNG tanker newbuildings. Upon delivery in 2020, the vessels will transport cargoes worldwide for two Spanish utility companies. Read more »

NGV Provisions Discussed at UNECE GRPE Meeting in Geneva

UNECE GRPE BannerThe UNECE Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) is the subsidiary body of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) that prepares regulatory proposals on pollution and energy efficiency to WP.29.  This group of experts, which includes representation from NGV Global, conducts research and analysis to develop emission and energy requirements for vehicles. NGV Global reports here, on the two provisions related to natural gas vehicles (NGV) that were on last week’s agenda in Geneva. Read more »

TMC Launches Boil-Off Gas Compressor for LNG Marine Fuel Industry

TMC BOG CompressorTMC Compressors (TMC), an Oslo-based international supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use, is launching a boil-off gas compressor that can be utilized on all vessels that use LNG (liquefied natural gas) as ship fuel. TMC will unveil the compressor system this week at the Nor-Shipping event, also in Oslo. Read more »

BC Ferries First Salish Class Dual-Fuel Ferry Enters Service

BC Ferries Salish Orca inaugurationThe newest vessel in the BC Ferries fleet, the Salish Orca, has conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural sailings on the Comox – Powell River route. It is the first of three new Salish Class vessels that are dual-fuel and capable of operating on either natural gas or ultra-low sulphur marine diesel.  Read more »

Dual-Fuel Systems for IHB CNG-Powered Switcher Locomotives Near Integration

IHB CNG 1500 HP Locomotive ISO Apr2017OptiFuel Systems, LLC (OptiFuel), a South Carolina-based developer of dual-fuel natural gas high horsepower solutions, has shipped American designed and manufactured locomotive engine systems utilizing diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) to Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB) for integration into the first two of thirty-one CNG Tier 4 switcher locomotives for IHB’s CNG Repower Program. The dual-fuel natural gas system includes OptiFuel-designed on-board CNG storage units and a trackside CNG refueling station manufactured by ANGI Energy Systems. Read more »

EU-funded First LNG Retrofit of a TSHD

The retrofitting of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain is being carried out as part of an EU co-funded Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) action — ‘Spanish/French Sustainable Atlantic Motorways of the seas Using as fuel for Engine LNG’ (abbrev. ‘S/F SamueLNG’) — which in turn is the first phase of the Global Project ‘Towards a Blue Atlantic Arch by 2025’. Read more »

Wärtsilä 34DF Engines Certified EPA Tier III Emissions Compliant

Wärtsilä- 34DFFinnish technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded model year 2017 certification of emissions compliance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine family.The Tier III certification of conformity covers the Wärtsilä 34DF engines manufactured from the date of issue until the end of 2017. Read more »