Looming 2020 Sulphur Cap Drives up WinGD Dual-fuel Engine Sales

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) says a newbuild order spree of LNG carriers affirms the market leading position of its X-DF (dual-fuel) engines.  WinGD is reporting a very solid order intake for the first quarter of 2019 for their low-pressure, two-stroke engines which enable vessels to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Read more »

40 Wärtsilä 20DF Engines for First Chinese LNG PSVs

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation
Chinese PSVs planned with Wartsila DF engines

(Image: COSL)

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The multiple benefits of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines were cited as the reason for the contract award over strong competitive bids. Read more »

Gibdock Completes Dual-fuel Conversion of Baleària’s Ro-pax Napoles

| Gibraltar | Source: Gibdock

Belearia Napoles after retrofit by GibdockGibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard has completed the conversion of the Baleària ferry Napoles to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel. The three-month project – possibly the most complex and demanding ever undertaken by the yard – consolidates Gibdock’s position as one of the leading refit facilities for environmentally-driven work in the Mediterranean. Read more »

Latvian Dual-Fuel Locomotive Project Stimulates French Inspection

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGAS

DiGAS dual fuel for railLate last month, GRDF –one of the largest natural gas distributors in the European Union– visited Riga, Latvia’s capital city, together with representatives of the French city of Lille, to familiarize themselves with the dual-fuel gas operation of a converted diesel locomotive. The Latvian project is the work of National railway LDz (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) and Riga-based DiGAS. Read more »

De Winter Logistics Lowers Emissions Footprint with Volvo FH LNG ecocombi

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Volvo Netherlands

De Winter Logistics Volvo FH Ecocombi LNG De Winter Logistics from Honselersdijk, a town in the Dutch province of South Holland, has acquired a Volvo FH 460 6×2 box truck with dolly and trailer, powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The LHV combination is used for the conditioned transport of floricultural products between branches in the Netherlands and Germany. The truck was delivered by Volvo Group Truck Center. Read more »

Burckhardt Compressors Planned for Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Burckhardt Compression

Burckhardt Compression from BOG to Fuel Burckhardt Compression, a global manufacturer of reciprocating compressor systems, is outfitting a 30,000 m3 LNG carrier operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping AS with Laby® compressors. They form an integral component of the onboard Wärtsilä dual-fuel system. Read more »

Zvezda to Build Dual-fuel Arctic Gas Carrier for Sovcomflot

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Rosneft

Zvezda Shipbuilding ComplexZvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Russia’s far east and Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF) have signed a contract to build a dual-fuel gas carrier vessel for the Arctic LNG 2 project. This will be the first time such a vessel is built within the country. The contract states that the pilot vessel is to be delivered in Q1 2023. Read more »

DSIC and Cosco Shipping Sign MOU for EEDI-Phase 3 Dual-Fuel VLCC

| China: Shanghai | Source: DSIC
IMO EEDI Phases

The newbuild VLCC will break through the EEDI Phase 3 barrier.

At the COSCO annual meeting in Shanghai last week, COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd (CSET) and Dalian Industry Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (DSIC) officially signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will lead to the construction of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel VLCC (very large crude carrier). Their collective intention is to advance the use of LNG as a reduced-emission marine fuel. Read more »

Furetank Orders New Dual-Fuel Vessel and Sells ‘Fure Vinga’

| Sweden: Donsö | Source: Furetank Rederi AB
Fure Vinga (LNG-LBG tanks)

Fure Vinga‘s deck-mounted 300 m3 LNG bunker tanks

Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi AB has signed a contract for one 17,999 dwt dual-fuel product tanker at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding. The agreement with the yard includes an option for one further vessel. It will also sell the Fure Vinga, its 17,999 dual-fuel product tanker which entered into service in 2018, to Canadian buyers. Read more »

MAN Wins LNG Dual-Fuel Engine Order for Six Boxships

| Germany: Augsburg | Source: MAN Energy Solutions

EPS new branding 2018Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has exercised an option on an existing order to request six 15,000-teu boxships. MAN Energy Solutions reports that the six units will be built as MAN B&W 11G90ME-GI dual-fuel configurations operating on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) with delivery dates scheduled between 2020-2022. These neo-Panamax boxships will be constructed at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI). Read more »