LNG (Dual-fuel) Shipbuild MOU First for Malaysian Maritime Sector

| Malaysia | Source: Shin Yang Shipping Corporation Berhad

Malaysia PSV - LNG dual-fuel planned Nov2018Three Malaysian companies have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would see the first LNG-powered ship built and operating in Malaysian waters by the end of 2020. The project is described as a milestone for the Malaysian maritime sector. Read more »

ABS Awards AIP for MARIC LNG-Powered Bulk Carrier Design

| China: Shanghai | Source: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

ABS Awards AIP for MARIC Dual Fuel Newcastlemax Oct2018ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to the Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group, for an LNG-fuelled 210,000 DWT bulk carrier of novel design. Read more »

LNG-powered High-speed Catamaran for Baleària

| Spain: Dénia | Source: Baleària

Balearia high speed LNG catamaran illustrationSpanish shipping company Baleària, recognised for its pioneering work in the application of Liquefied Natural Gas in maritime transport, adds a new milestone with the construction of Europe’s first fast ferry for passengers and cargo powered by dual-fuel LNG engines. The fast ferry is being built in the Astilleros Armon shipyard in Gijón, on Spain’s northwest coast. Read more »

MAN Energy Incentivises Gas for Greek Shipping Decarbonisation

| Greece: Athens | Source: MAN Energy Solutions
Naftemporiki Shipping Conference - decarbonisation discussion

Wayne Jones (centre right): “turn to gas”

MAN Energy Solutions’ Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Wayne Jones OBE, addressed the 4th annual Naftemporiki Shipping Conference, held in Athens on October 3rd 2018 on the theme of Greek/European Shipping and the environment. His support of gaseous fuels as “the only way forward” was unequivocal. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNG Solutions Selected for Ponant’s Polar Cruiser

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation
Ponant

Wärtsilä LNG solutions will power the pioneer icebreaker.

French cruise company Ponant in late 2017 commissioned VARD shipbuilding group of Norway to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled luxury polar expedition cruise vessel, the first of it’s kind in the world. Now Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has revealed it’s 31DF dual-fuel engine has been selected to power the vessel. Read more »

China-to-Russia NGV Rally Concludes in Moscow

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Eugene Pronin

Gas into Motors Rally vehicles at finishThe world’s longest NGV rally ‘Gas into Engines’, crossing China, Qazaqstan (formerly Kazakhstan) and Russia, concluded October 7 in Moscow. 18 OEM LNG and CNG powered vehicles participated in the event which commenced September 4 in Rudong, China. Also concluding it’s journey was a VW Passat CNG which completed a return crossing of the entire Eurasian landmass. Read more »

Yanmar Delivers Dual-Fuel Tugboat Propulsion Engines

| Japan: Osaka | Source: Yanmar Co., Ltd

Yanmar Dual-fuel commercial marine engine 6EY26DFJapanese engine and machinery manufacturer Yanmar has delivered two 6EY26DF dual-fuel commercial marine engines with the ability to use both heavy fuel oil (HFO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuels for an LNG tugboat. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) will take delivery of the vessel once construction is completed in February 2019 with the tugboat expected to commence operation in April 2019. Read more »

KAMAZ-Weichai JV Sets up Russian Production of Large Natural Gas Engines

| China: Weifang and Russia: Naberezhnye Chelny
Weichai Power 12M26 Dual Fuel Engine

Weichai Power 12M26 Dual-Fuel Engine

Russian heavy duty vehicle manufacturer PJSC KAMAZ has signed an agreement with Weichai Power Co. Ltd. of China to establish a joint venture on a parity basis for the production of industrial engines in Russia. The joint venture KAMAZ VEYCHA LLC, which specializes in the production of industrial diesel and natural gas engines with a capacity of more than 17 liters, capacity from 520 to 2000 kW, is planned to be located in the free areas of the KAMAZ subsidiary in the Yaroslavl Region – PJSC Tutaevsky Motor Plant. Read more »

Rolls-Royce Bergen Natural Gas Engines to Power Nordlaks Wellboat

| United Kingdom: London

Nordlaks fishing wellboat LNG-battery hybridNordlaks in Stokmarknes, Norway, is currently building a 385m long and 60m wide offshore salmon farm. To service this new development, the company has ordered a new hybrid/Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propelled live fish carrier (wellboat) to be built at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey. Rolls-Royce has been commissioned to provide equipment for both newbuilds, which have been designed by NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Canadian Ferry Delivered with Low-Impact Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel

| Finland and Canada
STQ MV Armand Imbeau II

LNG-fuelled STQ MV Armand Imbeau II (Image: Davie Shipyards)

A new 92 metre long ferry built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), fitted with a broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions, has been delivered. The final commissioning of the vessel took place at the Chantier Davie Canada shipyard in June 2018. Read more »