GFS Corp to Convert Mexican Mine Haul Trucks to LNG

| USA, Weston FL

Komatsu 930E Haul TruckGFS Corp, a developer of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a dual-fuel combination of natural gas and diesel, in mid-December announced it is set to convert Komatsu 930E haul trucks to LNG operation at a mine in Mexico. The company’s EVO-MT® 9300 System allows large mining equipment to use LNG in place of diesel fuel to save money and to reduce emissions.  Read more »

Jamaica Initiates LNG-Bus Pilot Project

| Jamaica, Kingston

Jamaica - New Fortress LNG tanksJamaica is entering the era of natural gas powered transportation, beginning with five liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered buses. The government has approved a pilot project to retrofit buses operated by Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the single largest carrier of passengers in the Kingston Metropolitan Region. Read more »

U.S. State of Ohio Opens Way for Alt-Fuel Conversion Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate - CNG RefuelingIn the U.S. State of Ohio, a legislative committee voted recently to approve rules regarding the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Grant (AFVC) program. This grant will help reduce up-front costs of vehicles powered by natural gas. The AFVC grant will reimburse business owners for a portion of the cost of replacing or converting a vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane autogas (LPG). 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 »

GFS-Corp to Convert Terex Mine Haulers to LNG

| USA, Weston FL and India

Terex TR100GFS Corp, a worldwide leader in the development of systems that allow large, high horsepower diesel engines to operate on a combination of natural gas and diesel fuel, is to convert six Terex Unit Rig 4400 trucks for a mine operator in India. The conversion will use GFS Corp’s newly developed EVO-MT® System. Read more »

More Wessels Coastal Vessels Marked for LNG Retrofits

| Denmark, Copenhagen
Wes Amelie

Wes Amelie

German coastal shipping company Wessels Reederei has signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. The signing last week comes just 9 weeks after Wessel’s Wes Amelie re-entered service following its own LNG conversion. Read more »

TOTE to Convert Ro-Ro MAN 58/64 Engines to LNG

| USA, Federal Way WA
TOTE's Midnight Sun ORCA Class ro-ro moored at Anchorage Alaska

Midnight Sun will use LNG for Tacoma-Anchorage run.

TOTE Maritime Alaska, a daughter company of American marine-transportation group TOTE Inc., has set the wheels in motion to convert two of its ro-ro cargo ships to Liquefied Natural Gas operations. First mooted in 2015 but deferred, the vessels are currently both powered by 4 × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units. Read more »

GFS Corp Extends LNG Retrofit Range for Mining Industry

| USA, Weston FL
CAT 992-wheel-loader

CAT 992 Wheel Loader

GFS Corp has released two new natural gas conversion systems for Caterpillar 785 Haul Trucks and Caterpillar 992 Wheel Loaders. The company’s EVO-MT® 7850 and EVO-WL™ 9920 LNG retrofit systems add to its growing list of proven liquefied natural gas systems for the mining industry. Read more »