ANG Technology to Collect Boil-off Gas on LNG Ships

| USA: Fremont CA | Source: Cenergy Solutions
ANG Storage Testing

ANG Storage Testing

Cenergy Solutions has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipbuilders in the world to store boil-off gas without compressing it in high pressure CNG tanks or refrigerating the gas to be restored as LNG. The captured gas is then able to be used to fuel the ship’s engines, with both dedicated and dual-fuel LNG as applications. Read more »

Elenger’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Commences Construction in China

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Keel cutting for Elenger's LNG bunker vessel in ChinaThe Dutch shipbuilding company Damen has commenced construction of the body of Elenger’s LNG bunkering vessel with the keel laying ceremony at Yichang shipyard in China. The ship will be completed in one year and start operating in the Gulf of Finland in the second half of 2020. ‘Elenger’ is the new brand name for Eesti Gaas international operations in countries such as Finland and Latvia. Read more »

Australia’s Incat Secures Contract for LNG-Powered World-Leading Ferry

| Australia: Hobart TAS | Source: Incat Australia

Buquebus world largest aluminium ferry conceptAustralian shipbuilder Incat, based in Hobart, Tasmania, has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The vessel, like its Incat-built predecessor Francisco, will be used Liquefied Natural Gas to achieve a maximum speed of over forty knots. The 130‑metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports between Argentina and Uruguay. Read more »

EU Funding Advances Hydrogen Power for Ferries

| Norway: Bergen | Source: Norled

Norled Hydrogen Ferry ConceptThe European innovation project Flagships has been awarded EUR 5 Million from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. Norled AS, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, is pleased to be part of this project that can lead to more hydrogen-powered ferries. Read more »

Looming 2020 Sulphur Cap Drives up WinGD Dual-fuel Engine Sales

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) says a newbuild order spree of LNG carriers affirms the market leading position of its X-DF (dual-fuel) engines.  WinGD is reporting a very solid order intake for the first quarter of 2019 for their low-pressure, two-stroke engines which enable vessels to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Read more »

NYK’s Tugboat in First LNG Bunkering Operation in Western Japan

| NYK Line | Source: NYK Line

LNG bunkering of Sakigake tugboat This week NYK, together with Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Saibu Gas Co. Ltd., and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., successfully conducted a truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering demonstration at the port of Kitakyushu, the northernmost city on Japan’s Kyushu Island. This operation is the first LNG bunkering in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan and advances the four companies’ discussions on the commercialization of a new business in the area. Read more »

40 Wärtsilä 20DF Engines for First Chinese LNG PSVs

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation
Chinese PSVs planned with Wartsila DF engines

(Image: COSL)

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The multiple benefits of the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines were cited as the reason for the contract award over strong competitive bids. Read more »

Van Oord’s LNG-powered Crane Vessel Kicks Off in Rotterdam

| The Netherlands: Rotterdam | Source: Van Oord
Van Oord LNG-powered crane Werkendam

(Photo: Ries van Wendel de Joode)

The Werkendam, the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered vessel in the Van Oord fleet, started work on its first project last week. It is carrying out maintenance work in the port of Rotterdam. “We are proud of this ingenious crane vessel. The vessel is a practical expression of our pioneering role in the field of sustainability”, said Ronald Schinagl, Director Netherlands at Van Oord. Read more »

Gibdock Completes Dual-fuel Conversion of Baleària’s Ro-pax Napoles

| Gibraltar | Source: Gibdock

Belearia Napoles after retrofit by GibdockGibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard has completed the conversion of the Baleària ferry Napoles to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel. The three-month project – possibly the most complex and demanding ever undertaken by the yard – consolidates Gibdock’s position as one of the leading refit facilities for environmentally-driven work in the Mediterranean. Read more »

Korea Plans to Lead Hydrogen-Fuelled Ship Development

| Korea: Busan | Source: Korean Register of Shipping

Korea Society - Hydrogen fuel cell (Fuel Cell) ship propulsion conceptIn order to promote sustainable growth in the shipbuilding and maritime sector, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has decided to develop hydrogen ship technologies in full cooperation with the government’s Roadmap for Activating Hydrogen Economy. In January, the government declared its intention to take the lead in the hydrogen economy by announcing this roadmap. Read more »