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 »

Arcese Trasporti Trials IVECO LNG Trucks in Italy

| Italy: Riva del Garda | Source: Arcese Trasporti S.p.A.

IVECO NP 460 for ArceseArcese Trasporti S.p.A., an Italian international transport and logistics company, took delivery of its first low-floor LNG-fuelled trucks from IVECO on April 9. The company says these trucks are in keeping with its commitment to promoting environmentally sustainable. Read more »

Harvey Gulf Adds Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to LNG-Fuelled PSV

| Wärtsilä Corporation | 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 »

Volvo Trucks Using Liquefied Biogas Trialled by Swedish Electronics Company

| Sweden: Jönköping | Source: Gasum

Volvo Truck trialled by ElgigantenSwedish consumer electronics company Elgiganten is commencing road trials of Volvo trucks powered by Liquefied Biogas (LBG). Using gas supplied by Nordic energy company Gasum and vehicles from Volvo Lastvagnar AB (Volvo Trucks), Elgiganten’s transport partners will run the outgoing transport from their Nordic distribution centre in Jönköping. Read more »

Desgagnés Adds 5th Dual-Fuel / LNG Oil Tanker

| Canada: Quebec City QC | Source: Groupe Desgagnés Inc
Fure-Vinga bunkers LNG at Cartagena Spain

Fure Vinga at the Port of Cartagena

Canadian marine transportation company Desgagnés is the proud new owner of a 5th dual-fuel (diesel/LNG) oil/chemical tanker, the M/T Fure Vinga, soon to be renamed M/T Gaïa Desgagnés which was sold by Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi AB. 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 »

Natural Gas a “Real Alternative” to Traditional Fuels Concludes Belgian Study

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: CREG
Belgium - Chart of CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Chart: CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Belgium’s Commission for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas (CREG), being the federal body for regulating the electricity and natural gas market in that country, has published a report on the competitive position of natural gas used as CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel for different vehicle types. Read more »

Teekay Secures Debt Facility for Four LNG-Fueled Shuttle Tanker Newbuilds

| Bermuda: Hamiton | Source: Teekay Offshore Partners
Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay LNG Shuttle Tanker (rendering)

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore), a global marine services company, has secured a long-term debt facility that will enable the company to finance four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fueled Suezmax DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings. Read more »

Cryostar Offers Relocatable LNG Refueling with FUELNG-Deploy

| France and Netherlands | Source: Cryostar

Cryostar, supplier of cryogenic equipment for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling stations, has celebrated the launch of its new FUELNG-Deploy concept. With a storage LNG capacity of up to 40 m3 the FUELNG-Deploy relocatable vehicle fueling station is a cost-effective solution ideal for serving a small number of vehicles (up to 75 refueling per day). 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 »