Viking Princess Becomes First LNG Hybrid OSV

| Norway, Bømlo

Viking Princess with LNG hybrid power Eidesvik Offshore’s 5-year old offshore supply vessel (OSV) Viking Princess has until recently been operating with four LNG-powered Wärtsilä engines, with engine loads varying between 90% and 20%.  Now, with new Wärtsilä battery technology, it has returned to supply duties using three engines and a hybrid energy system, delivering significant environmental and economic benefits. Read more »

Coralius Carries Out First Fuel Change to LNG at Sea

| Norway, Stavanger/Danafjord

Coralius bunkering LNG to AuroraThe Skangas bunker vessel Coralius continues it adventurous journey into Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refueling at sea by cooling down the recipient vessel’s tanks and delivering LNG in one operation, another first. The receiving vessel LEG/C Navigator Aurora was supplied with just under 500 mt LNG in the middle of a voyage between Sweden and South Europe. Read more »

Gas4Sea to Bunker LNG for Statoil Dual-Fuel Vessels

| Belgium, Brussels
ENGIE Zeebrugge LNG Bunkering Vessel

ENGIE Zeebrugge will bunker LNG for Statoil from 2020

Gas4Sea partners – ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK – have been selected by Norwegian multinational energy group Statoil to be their LNG marine fuel supplier in the port of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, for four crude shuttle tankers. The four planned dual-fuel vessels are to come into service in early 2020; they will be operated by Statoil in Northern European seas. Read more »

Deltamarin Designs Multi-Use LNG-Fueled Waterways Vessel

| Poland, Gdansk

Deltamarin waterways solution - DeltaBreaker-in-ice (copyright)Deltamarin, a designer of ships for marine and offshore industries, has developed a multipurpose inland vessel that uses Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel. It is the company’s response to the call for increased use of inland waterways while addressing climate change and environmental protection. To deal with these issues the naval architects from Deltamarin’s office in Gdansk have developed the ‘DeltaBreaker’. Read more »

Dual-Fuel LNG Carriers to Expand BP’s Portfolio

| USA, Houston TX

BP will soon take delivery of six new, state-of-the-art liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel tankers to support its expanding global LNG portfolio and to respond to growing demand for lower-carbon energy sources around the world. The company says the expansion will support the group’s broader shift to natural gas. Read more »

Polish LNG Bunkering Planned for 2021

| Poland, Świnoujście
Polskie LNG terminal

(Image: Polskie LNG)

Polish gas transmission operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is to prepare for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering following recommendations issued by its Management Board. This will be achieved through its own company Polskie LNG S.A., which was established in 2015 to build the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście on the western coast of Poland. Read more »

LR Issues AiP for HMD’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Solution

| United Kingdom, London

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a cargo handling system design for a 6,600 m³ LNG bunkering vessel. HMD chose to develop the LNG bunkering vessel design because of the potential for growth in the LNG-fuelled ship sector. Read more »

Hyundai Heavy Industries to Build 10 LNG-Ready VLOCs

| South Korea, Ulsan

HHI and Polaris contract 10 VLOCs Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, signed a $800 million contract to build ten LNG-ready 325,000 dwt VLOCs (Very Large Ore Carrier) with Polaris Shipping, the Seoul-based domestic dry bulk owner and operator, on September 25. The contract is the largest single order received by the company in the last five years. Read more »

Small-scale LNG and Natural Gas Fuel are Key Operations for Fluxys

| Belgium, Brussels

Fluxys infrastructureFluxys, an independent operator of the natural gas transmission system in Belgium, has published half-yearly information. Included are positive statements about two of the company’s key operations: small-scale LNG and natural gas as a fuel for transport. Read more »