Snam to Build 110 Natural Gas Filling Stations with Assistance from EIB

| Italy: San Donato Milanese (MI) | Source: Snam

Italy_Snam image 600Snam, a European leader in gas infrastructure, has signed a major loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund the roll-out of sustainable mobility projects, which focus on the use of natural gas and biomethane for light and heavy vehicles. This is the first EIB loan obtained by Snam for its wholly owned subsidiary, Snam4Mobility, which operates in the sustainable mobility sector. Read more »

Helsinki Joins LNG Bunkering Ports in Baltic

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Eesti Gaas

Megastar bunkers LNG via Elenger at HelsinkiEesti Gaas, the Estonian gas supply company, says its newly-formed international subsidiary Elenger has commenced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering services in the port of Helsinki. The ship being bunkered is the same that Eesti Gaas bunkers in the port of Tallinn, the shuttle Megastar, which cruises between Helsinki and Tallinn. Read more »

Chart Industries Notes Increased Activity in ssLNG Sector

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Chart Industries

Chart_LNG-Std-Plant-1Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, reports increased activity in the small-scale LNG (“ssLNG”) and utility-scale LNG markets. These smaller liquefaction plants typically have a production capacity of less than 500,000 tons per year, and serve specific uses such as marine bunkering, fuel for over the road transport, and power generation in targeted locations. Read more »

CMA CGM Group Highlights Progress with LNG as Marine Fuel on WE-Day

| France: Paris | Source: CMA CGM
CMA CGM Containership Design with Emissions

Image: CMA CGM (from 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report)

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5), the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, reiterated its firm commitment to the environment. The Group is further accelerating its actions in 2019 to protect the environment and is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint. By 2022, CMA CGM will have taken delivery of 20 vessels powered by LNG. Read more »

Canada Issues Updated NGV Roadmap for Medium and HD Transportation Sector

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

CNGVA Roadmap v2The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has released a new report titled Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. Read more »

Volvo Says TNO Tests Prove Suitability of LNG as Truck Fuel

| The Netherlands | Source: Volvo Trucks

Volvo FH LNG refuellingThe Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), an organisation independent of government and commercial influence, has completed tests of the Volvo FH LNG truck. TNO has found that under representative conditions for long-distance transport in the Netherlands CO2 emissions from the exhaust of the Volvo FH LNG truck are almost 20% lower than those of TNO-tested Euro 6 diesel trucks. The saving is considerable, especially when deployed on the highway, namely a 23% reduction in CO2. Read more »

Kongsberg to Build LNG and Battery Propulsion Multi-purpose Cargo Vessel

| Norway: Kongsberg | Source: Kongsberg

Oddrun With - Egil Ulvan Rederi AS dual fuel vessel illustrationKongsberg Maritime will supply a Power & Propulsion System for a new LNG powered multi-purpose cargo vessel of design MM85CC LNG by Multi Maritime. The propulsion system features a Bergen B36:45L6PG gas engine and LNG control and safety system, a Promas controllable pitch propeller and rudder system, together with a battery pack to enable periods of emission free operation in ports and environmentally sensitive areas. Read more »

Trio of LNG Shipping Designs Celebrated at Nor-Shipping 2019

| United Kingdom: London | Source: LR and SCF

HHI VLCC Eco-tanker designThree major celebrations have taken place at Nor-Shipping 2019 in Oslo this week, related to LNG-fuelled marine transportation. Two of the world’s leading large ship builders, SHI and HHI, have been presented with approvals in principle (AiP) for VLCC designs in separate ceremonies by LR, and Gagarin Prospect, an LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tanker owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has won the Next Generation Ship Award 2019. Read more »

Three New LNG Marine Engines from WinGD

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: WinGD

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.) is building on the proven technology with the addition of new dual-fuel engines to its portfolio. The X40DF, X82-D and X82DF engines will provide a wider variety of compliant choices to the ship owner. The company says the new engines are part of its response to growing demand for more efficient and reliable marine propulsion that serves the needs of an increasingly environmentally sustainable industry. Read more »

Liquefied Biogas Supply Secured for Gothenburg Bunkers

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: Swedegas

LBG is bunkered at Port of Gothenburg (Photo: Bo Håkansson)

Bunkering liquefied biogas (LBG) at the Port of Gothenburg has become significantly easier for the shipping sector thanks to a new agreement between FordonsGas and Swedegas. The agreement secures access to this renewable natural fuel, a move that has been sought by both shipping companies and their customers. Read more »