First Bunkering of LNG for Van Oord’s Crane Vessel

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam
Werkendam LNG crane vessel

(Image courtesy of werkendam.net)

In a joint effort between the Port of Moerdijk, specialized marine shipyard Neptune Marine, designer and supplier of tailor made LNG systems and vaporizers Cryonorm Systems and LNG solutions provider Titan LNG, the Werkendam crane vessel was supplied successfully for the first time with LNG. Read more »

‘Fure Vinga’ Bunkers LNG in Europe for First Time

| Spain: Barcelona

Fure-Vinga bunkers LNG at Cartagena SpainSpanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa was awarded a marine fuel supply operation for 120 tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by the Swedish company Furetank. This is the first operation of its kind conducted by Gas Natural Fenosa at the Port of Cartagena and the first bunkering operation on the tanker Fure Vinga in Europe.  Read more »

Sovcomflot and Rosneft Collaborate on Construction of LNG-fuelled Aframax Tankers

| Russia: St. Petersburg
HHI rendering of SCF Aframax LNG-fueled tanker

HHI rendering of SCF Aframax LNG-fueled tanker

Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF) and largest provider of towing fleet services Rosnefteflot signed an agreement at the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum whereby SCF’s specialists will provide technical supervision during the construction of Rosneft’s new LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers. Read more »

Poseidon Med II LNG Bunkering Project Meeting Reports Progress

| Greece: Piraeus

Participants at the European co-funded Poseidon Med II project meeting in Piraeus last week heard that a truck loading station at Revithoussa LNG terminal, at least three new LNG-powered vessels, one LNG barge based in Piraeus port and one LNG marine installation in Western Greece will be in operation as of 2020. These were some of the key highlights expressed by George Polychroniou from Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) during his introductory speech. Read more »

MAN Systems Selected for World’s First LNG-Powered Fishing Vessel

| Denmark: Copenhagen

Libas LNG fishing boat for Liegruppen ASMAN Diesel & Turbo has been selected to provide a complete propulsion package and fuel-gas system for the world’s first fishing vessel with LNG propulsion. An 86-metre newbuilding purse-seiner, the Libas will be built by Cemre Shipyard in Istanbul. It will feature a MAN 6L51/60DF main engine, Renk gearbox, MAN Alpha propeller system and MAN Cryo LNG fuel-gas system with a 350 m3 tank. Read more »

Elengy Plans Mediterranean LNG Bunker Service

| France: Bois-Colombes
Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group, will work with Fosmax LNG, its subsidiary and owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast, Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNGPac Passes 100th Order Milestone

| Finland: Helsinki
Wartsila Corporation LNGPac 100th

The Wärtsilä LNGPac has been an important enabler for LNG as a marine fuel.

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100. Read more »

Van Oord Contracts Keppel to build two Dual-fuel Dredgers

| Singapore and Netherlands

Van Oord TSHDs dual-fuel illustrationKeppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord to build two high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the two dredgers will be equipped with dual-fuel systems capable of running on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Europe’s First Dredger Dual-fuel Conversion Underway in Dunkurque

| France: Dunkerque
Samuel de Champlain pre conversion to dual fuel

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Samuel de Champlain”

Work has begun at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque on the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A ceremony was held at the yard to mark the first cutting of steel for the prefabrication of a new section of hull that will hold the new generators and other equipment. Read more »

Total Plans LNG Bunkering Facility for Sohar, Oman

| France: Paris

Oman - Port of SoharTotal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MoU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. Downstream includes intention to develop liquefied natural gas fuel supply for shipping in Sohar, a port city on Oman’s northern coast. Read more »