Australian Maritime Industry Plans Integration of LNG Bunkering Standards

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Gas Energy Australia

Siem Thiima bunkers EVOL LNGIn order to meet the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environmental regulations including reductions in sulphur emissions in 2020 the maritime industry in Australia is planning to adopt a greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategy which calls for a 50% cut to shipping GHG emissions by 2050. The initiative arose out of a Gas Energy Australia (GEA) workshop and aims to establish LNG bunkering infrastructure at major ports. Read more »

Moscow – St. Petersburg LNG Highway Begins

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom

LNG Station construction site on St. Petersburg highwayThe construction of Gazprom’s first cryogenic filling station on the new Moscow – St. Petersburg highway (M11) was marked by a ceremony near Okulovka, Novgorod Region, which coincided with the arrival of vehicles participating in the world’s longest rally for NGVs, ‘Gas to Motors’. Read more »

Panfido Dual-fuel Tug and Pontoon Unit Uses SENER Design

| Spain: Getxo | Source: SENER

SENER Marine LNG-powered SBBT unit for Panfido In a project co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II program, Spanish engineering and technology group SENER is to provide assistance with the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) SBBT unit. The SBBT unit’s design is a combination of a LNG fueled tractor tug (powered unit) and a LNG bunkering non-propelled pontoon of 4,000 m3 (cargo unit). Read more »

4-star Rating for LNG-fueled MOL Tugboat

| Japan: Tokyo | Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Ishin tugboatMitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. conducted naming and launching ceremonies for the company’s Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled tugboat, built at Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd., on September 28. The tugboat was named Ishin after the name of MOL’s technology development project, the “ISHIN NEXT – MOL Smart Ship Project”. The vessel, slated for delivery in February 2019 after the completion of outfitting work, will be the first LNG-fueled tugboat serving Osaka Bay. Read more »

SENER LNG-fuelled Bunkering Vessel Designs Approved by DNV GL

| Spain: Getxo | Source: Grupo SENER
SENER Marine LNG DNV GL Agreement-rafael-gongora Sep2018

SENER’s Rafael de Góngora (L) and DNV GL’s Lucas Ribeiro (R)

Spanish engineering and technology group SENER Group has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) Certificates by DNV GL for a LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel. The new design has been found to comply with DNV GL class rules and all current and upcoming regulations, including the new emission control regulations and the IGF Code for fuel with a low flashpoint. Read more »

CSA Revises Canadian Code for Installation of NGV Refuelling Stations (B108)

| Canada | Source: CSA Group

CSA Group logoCSA Group, a leader in natural gas vehicle deployment, has published a new edition of the Canadian B108 Code to support the safe installation of natural gas vehicle refuelling stations. This fourth edition, known as CSA B108-18, includes revisions to the Code’s existing compressed natural gas (CNG) coverage, as well as a new section (Part 2) dedicated to the design, location, construction, operation, operator training and maintenance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling stations. Read more »

TUI Cruises Adds Newbuilds with LNG Propulsion

| Italy: Trieste | Source: TUI

TUI Cruises imageThe TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises are continuing the expansion course for the joint venture TUI Cruises. The supervisory bodies of both companies have decided to commission the construction of two shipbuildings at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard. The contract was closed on July 12, 2018 subject to financing. All contracting parties have agreed to keep the financial details confidential. Read more »

Barillec Systems for France’s First Dual-Fuel Dredger

| France: Concarneau | Source: Barillec

L'Ostrea France - injection dredger designThe SOCARENAM (Sociéte Calaisienne de Réparation Navale et Mécanique) shipyard, based in Boulogne sur Mer, has entrusted Barillec Marine with the production of the LNG/Diesel-electric propulsion system and the water injection dredging system of a new dredger. The dual-fuel vessel, a first for France, is being build under contract with Atlantic Port of Bordeaux and the EIG Dragages Ports at a cost of €20 million ($24.4 million). Read more »

LNG Provider Skangas Joins SEA\LNG

| United Kingdom: London | Source: SEA\LNG
Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West

Coralius transfers LNG bunker to Fure West

Norwegian company Skangas, a subsidiary of Finland’s Gasum and operator of a complete value chain in liquefied natural gas (LNG) to serve the Nordic market, has joined the LNG industry coalition SEA\LNG. The multi-sector coalition, aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel, has welcomed the addition of Skangas for its extensive LNG supply and infrastructure expertise. Read more »

NGV Rally Crosses Border Into Russia

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom

2018 Blue Corridor Rally enters Russia (2) The participants of ‘Gas into Motors’, the world’s longest rally for NGVs powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), have crossed the border between Kazakhstan and Russia as they journey toward St. Petersburg. With 7,193 kilometers of Chinese and Kazakh roads behind them, the rally participants – a total of 15 trucks, cars and buses fueled mostly by LNG, as well as mobile NGV refuelers – will travel 2,688 kilometers across Russia.  Read more »