GTT Wins VARD Contract for Luxury Icebreaker’s LNG Fuel Tanks

| France: Paris

PonantGTT, an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas,  this week concluded a contract with the Norwegian shipyard VARD for the supply of the LNG tanks of the expedition ship PONANT Icebreaker. Read more »

LNG Marine Fuel Unrivalled as Solution for Air Quality, argues SEA\LNG

| United Kingdom: London
SEA\LNG Containership image

Image courtesy of SEA\LNG

Continuing investment in LNG as a marine fuel is critical to meeting both air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, says SEA\LNG. The multi-sector industry coalition, aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has called on industry and governments make a pragmatic and balanced analysis of the future of maritime fuels. Read more »

LNG-Ready Aloha Class Vessel Named at Philly Shipyard

| USA: Philadelphia PA

Daniel K Inouye LNG-ready for MatsonMatson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA,  christened the largest containership ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard on Saturday, June 30. Read more »

Omnitek Engine Conversions and Natural Gas Engine Manufacturing Commence in China

| USA: Vista CA

Omnitek OM6NG1Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has commenced shipments of the company’s natural gas engine components to its exclusive distributor in China, Omnitek Beijing. The Omnitek system components will be utilized to convert large marine engines, mining-trucks and power generators from diesel to natural gas. New natural gas engine production will prioritize engines for marine and on-road applications. Read more »

Renewable ‘Green’ LNG Replaces Petrol and Diesel for Friesland Fortnight

| The Netherlands

Albert Heijn supplier truck uses LNGThe Frisian youth wants a sustainable Friesland, without climate change and with an Elfstedentocht! That’s a very special and historical eleven-cities ice tour of some 200 kms, last held in 1997. Its been too warm since then so students have set up a challenge for everyone to move with sustainable means of transport within the borders of the province, from 1 to 14 July 2018. No petrol, no diesel. Renewable green gas is one solution. Read more »

probunkers Hastens LNG Bunker Fleet

| Greece: Athens

pro-vessel (probunkers)ABS has signed a pioneering Joint Development Program (JDP) with Athens-based probunkers to provide technical support as they embark on designing a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports around the world. probunkers aims to design, build, own and operate a fleet of LNG supply vessels in seven ports initially: Houston; Rotterdam (or, alternatively, Antwerp); Gibraltar; Singapore; Hong Kong; Busan and Fujairah. Read more »

2018 Global Gas Report Published

| USA: Washington DC

2018 World Gas Report CoverSnam, the International Gas Union (IGU) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have released the 2018 Global Gas Report which states more than 90% of global gas’ consumption growth to 2040 will come from cities. Gas for transportation is part of the urban energy mix. The report highlights the key trends in the global natural gas market and examines how these speak to the sector’s future growth prospects. The Report was launched at the World Gas Conference in Washington D.C. Read more »

Zero CO2 Emissions for ‘Fure Vinga’ with Liquefied Biomethane

| Sweden: Gothenburg

Fure Vnga (LNG and LBG fuelled)Skangas have supplied the leading Swedish shipping company and LNG pioneer Furetank with Liquefied Biogas (LBG) – a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T Fure Vinga from Skangas’ parent company Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. The fueling took place at the port of Gothenburg, transferring the fuel directly from a tanker truck to the ship. Read more »

Total and Pavilion Energy Sign HoA for Singapore LNG Bunkering

| France and Singapore

Singapore's Pavilion Gas bunkers LNGTotal and Pavilion Energy, through their subsidiaries Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Pavilion Gas, have signed Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly develop a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore. The agreement covers the shared long-term time charter of a new generation LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) Read more »

MSC Cruises Orders Another LNG-Powered Ship from STX France

| France: Saint-Nazaire

MSC MeravigliaDuring the launch of the second of four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered Meraviglia class cruise ships in mid-June by Geneva-based MSC Cruises at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, it was announced that a fifth vessel of the same class has been ordered. Delivery of this latest LNG vessel is planned for 2023. Read more »