MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to Build Engine Test Facility in Korea

| Denmark: Copenhagen

ME-GI Pump Vaporizer UnitMAN Diesel & Turbo is to build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries. The new venture aims to expand MAN Diesel & Turbo’s R&D test capacity, in the process strengthening its development of dual-fuel gas engines. Read more »

Repsol Completes Largest LNG Bunker for Mia Desgagnes

| Spain: Cartagena

Mia Desgagnes bunkers LNG in CartagenaThe Canadian-flagged vessel Mia Desgagnes, a new generation dual-fuel (liquefied natural gas and fuel oil) oil products tanker, last week received 424 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel at Spain’s Port of Cartagena. It is described by the Port as one of the most important bunkering operations carried out in the peninsula and confirmation of its positioning as a point of reference for loading LNG to ships. Read more »

Carnival Orders Second LNG-Powered Cruise Liner for P&O UK

| USA, Miami FL

P&O Cruises new ship for 2022Carnival Corporation (USA) and shipbuilder Meyer Werft have signed a contract for delivery of one additional cruise ship powered 100% by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). This new 180,000 GRT ship will operate 100% with LNG and join P&O Cruises (UK) in 2022, following the arrival of it’s sister ship in 2020. Read more »

Anthony Veder Names LNG-fuelled Carrier ‘Coral EnergICE’

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam

Coral EnergICE for Anthony VederRotterdam-based gas shipping company Anthony Veder’s newest fleet addition, an Ice Class 1A Super dual-fuel carrier, has been named at a ceremony held at the Port of Turku, Finland. The 18,000 cbm Coral EnergICE, constructed by Neptun Werft in Rostock, Germany, was funded with the first sustainable shipping loan. Read more »

TMS Cardiff Gas Orders Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier

| Greece, Athens

TMS Cardiff Gas LNG shipmentAthens-based TMS Cardiff Gas, a gas fleet operator, has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea (HHI) for the construction of one 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier with WinGD X-DF low pressure dual-fuel technology propulsion, with an option for a second vessel. This order is the first in the Company’s X Carrier Series of orders, which expands the Company’s fleet of managed vessels to ten. Read more »

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 »