Port of Tallinn Discounts Tonnage Fees for LNG-Fuelled Vessels

| Estonia, Tallinn

Estonia's Port of TallinnEstonia’s Port of Tallinn is determined to stimulate the adoption of environmentally friendlier technologies in the Baltic Sea shipping sector. To aid that goal, it will offer a discount of four percent on tonnage fees to all ships that use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their primary fuel when calling at the Port’s harbours. The discount applies from the start of 2018. Read more »

Two LNG Dual-Fuel Tugs for Singapore’s PSA Marine

| Singapore

PSA Marine tugboat (not dual-fuel)PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd, a Singapore-based marine services provider, has recently awarded a contract to build one dual-fuel LNG harbour tug. It will be awarding another contract to build its second dual-fuel LNG harbour tug in January 2018. Both tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more »

Damen Contracted for First Dredger Conversion in Europe to Dual-fuel LNG / MGO

| The Netherlands, Gorinchem

Samuel de Champlain pre conversion to dual fuelDamen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. This will be the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports with regard to its 117m, 8500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain, and the works will take place next year at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. Read more »

GTT and DSEC Collaborate to Deploy LNG Containment Systems

| France, Paris
GTT LNG shape-adapted fuel tank

Shape adapted LNG fuel tank

French engineering and technology company GTT, and Korean naval engineering company DSEC have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of GTT membrane containment systems. This deal addresses the requirement of clients wishing to fit membrane type LNG fuel tanks to all types of vessels (cruise vessels, container ships, bulk carriers or roll-on / roll-off ferries, etc.). Read more »

Spain Approves Incentives for Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchases

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_IDAE-logoSpain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, through the IDAE, last month approved the provision of €35 million (USD 41.5m) for actions aimed at promoting alternative and efficient mobility, which includes an incentive of 20 million euros for the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles ( LPG, natural gas, electricity and fuel cell). Read more »

Chart Commissions 4th Gasum LNG/LCNG Fueling Station in Finland

| Czech Republic, Decin and Finland

Finland_Gasum LNG LCNG Station airport Dec2017 (1)Chart says it has commissioned a fourth permanent fueling station for natural gas vehicles in Finland, the latest situated close to Helsinki Vantaa airport, which is now open to the public and has served its first customers. The public station is owned and operated by Finnish gas sector expert Gasum. Read more »

LR Assists HHI Group Embrace LNG-fuelled Future

| United Kingdom, London and South Korea, Ulsan

HHi_LNG fuel tank locationFollowing the introduction of the IMO’s NOx and SOx emission limitations, Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) Group, with the support of Lloyd’s Register (LR), is responding to the increasing  interest in the development of the global supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by being at the forefront of developing innovative ship designs. Read more »

LNG for World’s Largest Crane Vessel (SSCV) : OOS Zeelandia

| The Netherlands, Serooskerke

OOS-Zeelandia_003-600 graphic 2017Holding OOS International Group B.V., a major maritime services provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the basic design and construction of the largest SSCV in the world, the OOS Zeelandia, a revolutionary new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Eni and FCA Jointly Target CO2 Emissions Reduction

| Italy, Rome

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Rome-based Italian Energy company Eni S.p.A. will jointly focus on reducing CO2 emissions produced by road transport vehicles under a research agreement signed late November. The agreement, which focuses on new technological applications for sustainable mobility, was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, by the chief executives of the two companies, Claudio Descalzi and Sergio Marchionne. Read more »

World’s Largest X-Bow Vessel Designed with Dual-Fuel

| The Netherlands, Schiedam

Jumbo MaritimeJumbo, a Netherlands-based global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new dual-fuel DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV). Read more »