HAM and FEGATRAMER to Facilitate Natural Gas Adoption for Transport

| Spain and Italy
Sevilla LCNG Station

HAM supplies CNG and LNG at this station in Sevilla.

Federación Gallega de Transportes de Mercancías (tr. Galician Federation of Transports), known as FEGATRAMER, has signed a collaboration agreement with Spain’s HAM Group that aims to encourage uptake of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. The agreement offers advantages to the members of the Galician Federation for the supply of natural gas to their vehicles from HAM stations. Read more »

Elengy Plans Mediterranean LNG Bunker Service

| France: Bois-Colombes
Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group, will work with Fosmax LNG, its subsidiary and owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast, Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNGPac Passes 100th Order Milestone

| Finland: Helsinki
Wartsila Corporation LNGPac 100th

The Wärtsilä LNGPac has been an important enabler for LNG as a marine fuel.

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100. Read more »

SMET Spain Acquires Ten LNG-powered IVECO Stralis NP

| Spain

IVECO Stralis for SMETEuropean integrated logistics provider SMET’s Spanish division has acquired its first ten natural gas powered IVECO Stralis NP 400, thereby intensifying its support for sustainable transportation. SMET is no stranger to natural gas vehicles, having collaborated with IVECO to trial and subsequently purchase Iveco natural gas powered tractors in 2015 in Italy.  Read more »

Van Oord Contracts Keppel to build two Dual-fuel Dredgers

| Singapore and Netherlands

Van Oord TSHDs dual-fuel illustrationKeppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord to build two high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the two dredgers will be equipped with dual-fuel systems capable of running on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Gaseous Fuels the Simplest Answer to Australia’s Fuel Security

| Australia: Barton ACT

(Image: Austrade)

Does the Australian Government have its head in the sand when it comes to moving from a country largely dependent on imported liquid fuels to a nation able to take full advantage of its abundant natural gas resource? That is the question raised by Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, in response to the government acknowledging it has a serious problem. Read more »

Europe’s First Dredger Dual-fuel Conversion Underway in Dunkurque

| France: Dunkerque
Samuel de Champlain pre conversion to dual fuel

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Samuel de Champlain”

Work has begun at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque on the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A ceremony was held at the yard to mark the first cutting of steel for the prefabrication of a new section of hull that will hold the new generators and other equipment. Read more »

Total Plans LNG Bunkering Facility for Sohar, Oman

| France: Paris

Oman - Port of SoharTotal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MoU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. Downstream includes intention to develop liquefied natural gas fuel supply for shipping in Sohar, a port city on Oman’s northern coast. Read more »

Port of Barcelona’s 2nd Cruise Terminal Accommodates Carnival LNG-fuelled Vessels

| USA: Miami FL

Port of Barcelona 2nd cruise centerCarnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, officially opened its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona with an inauguration ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives on May 5. The terminal will accommodate Carnival Corporation’s new class of next-generation “green” cruise ships that will be fully operated by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. Read more »

IVECO Launches Natural Gas Vehicle Range in Japan

| Italy: Turin and Japan: Yokohama

IVECO team launches NG vehicles at Truck Show in YokohamaIVECO has launched its natural gas powered vehicle range on the Japanese market with a display of the Stralis NP 400 and the Daily Blue Power Family at the Japan Truck Show in Yokohama, open from May 10th to 12th. The Stralis NP 400 is the first ever Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) truck ready for sale in Japan. Read more »