Carnival’s Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to LNG

| USA, Miami FL

AIDAprima 2017Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2016 sustainability report. The report details the company’s sustainability efforts and the progress made in 2016 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals. It acknowledges the company’s commitment to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Read more »

Second Dual-Fuel Tug Delivered by Gondán

| Spain, Asturias

PAXAfter completing its sea trials program successfully, PAX, the second dual-fuel tug ever built in Europe, was delivered early July to its owner, the Norwegian company Østensjø Rederi A/S. The first tug of this kind built in Europe, DUX, was delivered by the company last May. Read more »

Wärtsilä Technology Selected for German LNG Powered Research Ship

| Germany and Finland
Atair_II_artist rendering Dec2016

Artist rendering of LNG-fuelled Atair

Marine technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the engines, and LNGPac system for complete fuel gas handling, for a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled research vessel being built for the German government. The vessel is under construction at the Fassmer shipyard in Germany and will be owned by Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency.  Read more »

Biomethane at Heart of UK Study of Low-emission Vehicles in Heavy-duty Cycles

| United Kingdom, Loughborough

UK Kuehne + NagelCenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, says global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Ltd will trial the effectiveness of low-emissions heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) operating as parts of large fleets with demanding-duty cycles. The vehicles to be tested are powered by liquefied renewable natural gas (RNG). Read more »

First of Fifteen LNG Dual-Fuel Barges Delivered to Shell

| The Netherlands

RPG Stuttgart (dual fuel inland barge for Shell)Shell Trading Rotterdam BV (Shell) has received the first of fifteen new inland dual-fuel barges following the time-charter agreement with Plouvier Transport NV (Plouvier Group N.V.), announced in December 2015. The barges will refuel with LNG from infrastructure in Rotterdam and along the Rhine. Read more »

Hudong-Zhonghua Selected for Four Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier Newbuilds by MOL

| China, Shanghai

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has succeeded in a bid to build four advanced large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, incorporating dual-fuel engines, for Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). The carriers are destined for Gazprom’s Yamal project under long term charter. Read more »

Two Dual-fuel Shuttle Tankers for Statoil

| Norway and Singapore

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

| Finland, Helsinki
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

| Norway, Haugesund

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

| Switzerland, 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 »