LNG and Hybrid Technology Shines at 2019 Marine Propulsion Awards

| Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Riviera
Gagarin Prospect LNG-fuelled

Award-winning LNG-fuelled Gagarin Prospect

The first gas-fuelled Aframax tanker in service and the first shuttle tanker to deploy batteries and LNG fuel were among the winners of this year’s this year’s Marine Propulsion Awards announced at Riviera Maritime Media’s Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference in Amsterdam. Read more »

Harvey Gulf Adds Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to LNG-Fuelled PSV

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Harvey Energy for ShellUSA based Harvey Gulf International Marine is to retrofit its platform supply vessel (PSV) Harvey Energy with a hybrid installation supplied by Helsinki-based technology group Wärtsilä. The company says this new energy storage solution will significantly enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of the vessel. No cargo space will be compromised and the operational capability will remain the same. 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 »

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 »

New LNG Dual-Fuel Ice Class Ferry for Vaasa-Umeå route

| Finland: Rauma | Source: Rauma Marine Constructions Oy

Wasaline LNG Ferry illustrationFinnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has signed its third letter of intent within a short period, this time for a car and passenger ferry set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. The propulsion system will be hybrid system with a combination of a dual fuel (LNG/Biogas and diesel/SCR) and batteries. Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Empa ‘move’s to new Gas Mobility Project in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Zurich

Switzerland_180621_Empa_GasmobilitaetEmpa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, opened a demonstration facility in Dübendorf under the name of ‘move’ in 2016 to show ways of switching mobility to renewable energy. Now, after two years of practical tests, the first project phase centred on hydrogen fuel has been successfully completed and a gas conversion phase is beginning. Read more »

Ballard and Audi Extend PHEV Fuel Cell Passenger Car Program

| Canada: Vancouver BC and Germany: Ingolstadt
Audi h-tron quattro PHEV

Audi h-tron quattro PHEV concept

Ballard Power Systems, a global provider of clean energy and fuel cell solutions, has signed a 3.5-year extension to its current Technology Solutions contract with AUDI AG, part of the Volkswagen Group, extending the HyMotion program to August 2022. The program encompasses automotive fuel cell stack development as well as system design support activities.  Read more »

Kenworth ZECT and HECT Technology at ACT Expo 2018

| USA: Long Beach CA
Kenworth T680 HECT at ACT Expo

Kenworth T680 HECT (Image: ACT Expo 2018)

Kenworth trucks incorporating the latest green emission technologies designed to help fleets and truck operators address requirements for emission reduction have been on display this week at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Two special Kenworth T680 day cabs, the HECT (Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport) and the ZECT (Zero Emission Cargo Transport) attracted plenty of interest. Read more »

First Sayaringo STaGE Hybrid LNG Carrier Named

| Japan: Nagasaki

Diamond Gas OrchidNYK and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have, on behalf of their co-owned joint venture company Diamond LNG Shipping 1 Pte. Ltd., carried out a naming ceremony at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. The 293.5 metre dual-fuel hybrid vessel with 165,000 m3 cargo capacity will be delivered on June 29 this year. Read more »