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 »

MOL’s Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier Under Contract by Uniper

| Japan: Tokyo and Germany: Dusseldorf
LNG Schneeweisschen

LNG Schneeweisschen

On July 31st, the LNG carrier LNG Schneeweisschen, jointly ordered by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Itochu Corporation, was delivered at the Okpo shipyard by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea. The ship has entered into a Transportation Service contract for several voyages with Uniper Global Commodities SE, 100% owned by one of the largest European gas and electricity companies, Uniper SE. Read more »

BC Ferries Issues EOI Request for Dual-Fuel Newbuild

| Canada: Victoria BC
Salish Orca dual fuel BC Ferries

The dual-fuel Salish Orca (2017)

British Columbian ferry operator BC Ferries has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for a new natural gas fuelled new vessel to replace an ageing fleet asset. The competitive bidding process is open to local, national and international shipyards, including consortiums, and BC Ferries encourages local and national companies to bid on these projects.  Read more »

Thirteen LNG-fuelled Newbuilds Between CMA CGM and Containerships plc

| Finland: Espoo and France: Marseille
Containerships Strom launch

Containerships Strom was launched in February 2018

The current owner of Containerships plc, Container Finance Ltd Oy, last month signed a combination agreement with CMA CGM, whereby Container Finance’s entire shipping, harbour and terminal holdings, including Containerships plc, will become part of CMA CGM Group. Collectively, they have thirteen newbuilds powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) on their order books, all to be delivered between 2018 and 2020. Read more »

WinGD Chalks Up 100th X-DF Engine Sale

| Switzerland

WinGD vessel imageSales of WINGD’s low pressure X-DF engine has reached its first century, just five years after launch. The award-winning technology developed by WinGD has demonstrated, on tests and engines currently in operation, that it offers stable combustion, inherently low NOx and greenhouse gas emissions and high overall system efficiencies as well as reliable and safe gas operation. Read more »

Van Oord Contracts Keppel to build two Dual-fuel Dredgers

| Singapore and Netherlands

Van Oord TSHDs dual-fuel illustrationKeppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord to build two high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the two dredgers will be equipped with dual-fuel systems capable of running on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Europe’s First Dredger Dual-fuel Conversion Underway in Dunkurque

| France: Dunkerque
Samuel de Champlain pre conversion to dual fuel

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Samuel de Champlain”

Work has begun at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque on the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A ceremony was held at the yard to mark the first cutting of steel for the prefabrication of a new section of hull that will hold the new generators and other equipment. Read more »