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 »

Baltic LNG Bunkering Vessel Newbuild Underway for Eesti Gaas

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gaas illustration LNG bunker vesselEesti Gaas, an Estonian energy company, says steel cutting for its LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel has commenced. Dutch shipbuilding company Damen performed the inaugural cut in the Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will start refuelling Eesti Gaas’s environmentally friendly LNG clients in and around the Gulf of Finland in the second half of next year. Read more »

RariTEK and Minsk Motor Plant Signal New CNG Engine

| Russia | Source: JSC RariTEK Holding

RariTEK methane engine under developmentRussian diesel engine manufacturer Minsk Motor Plant (MMP) and industrial vehicle manufacturer RariTEK began a project two years ago that today is on the threshold of delivering a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engine. The cooperation falls Russia’s “Gas to Motors” development theme that is gaining momentum in this gas-rich country. Read more »

Two LNG Hybrid Newbuilds for UECC

| Norway: Oslo | Source: UECC

UECC illustration hybrid PCTCUnited European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two new generation hybrid-fuel PCTCs with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. UECC is no stranger to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, operating the dual-fuel M/V Auto Eco and M/V Auto Energy since 2016. Read more »

Deltamarin Wins Design Contract for New Finnish-Swedish Ferry

| Finland: Turku | Source: Deltamarin Ltd

Wasaline LNG Ferry illustrationDeltamarin, a designer of ships for marine and offshore industries, has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the design of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link AB, a Finnish-Swedish consortium. The contract brings to fruition the acquisition process that began with public procurement process initiated June 2nd 2018 between Kvarken and RMC. Read more »

Matson’s Second LNG-Ready Aloha Class Vessel Christened

| USA: Philadelphia PA | Source: Matson
Kaimana Hila floated Nov 2018 for Matson

Matson’s LNG-ready Kaimana Hila floated Nov 2018

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, has christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships built for Matson. It is equipped with dual-fuel engines that can be adapted to use liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

NREL Funds Nine Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies Projects

| U.S. Department of Energy & NGVAmerica | Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »