New Bergen Marine Gas Engine from Rolls-Royce

| United Kingdom: London

Rolls-Royce Bergen B36:45 natural gas engineRolls-Royce last week launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The Bergen B36:45 model is designed in accordance with the Rolls-Royce philosophy of a common platform for all fuel options and applications, and can be configured to meet the specific engine requirements of customers. Read more »

Solaris Bus & Coach Acquired by Spain’s CAF

| Poland: Owińska
Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

Solaris Urbino 12m CNG

CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), a Spanish company best known for its strong position in the global railway industry, has acquired 100% of the shares of Poland’s Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., a leading European manufacturer of innovative public transportation vehicles including buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Hydrogen. Solaris will be included to the Group CAF. Read more »

KOGAS Plans Nearly USD 900 Million Investment in LNG for Mobility

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Yonhap
KOGAS LNG terminal

(Image courtesy of KOGAS)

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-operated energy company, says it will invest 1 trillion won (US$895 million) by 2025 to establish infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and trucks, as well as hydrogen-fueled vehicles, reports news agency Yonhap. The announcement confirms views expressed by Ministry officials, KOGAS and KANGV earlier this year to develop the sector. Read more »

LNG-fuelled Viikki Joins Haaga for ESL Shipping

| Finland: Helsinki

Viikki launch for ESL Shipping 2018Viikki, an LNG-fuelled eco-friendly bulk carrier, has been delivered to Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China. Viikki’s sister ship Haaga was delivered on August 20. The 160-meter, LNG-fueled vessel of 25,600 dwt emits over 50 percent less carbon dioxide than the previous generation of vessels. Read more »

23,000 TEU ULCV Project Started by DNV GL and DSIC

| Norway, Høvik
Signing CSIC and DNV GL re 23000 TEU Vessel

Guan Yinghua, Dep. Technical Director DSIC, and Norbert Kray, Senior VP and Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The agreement was announced at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. Read more »

Scania takes LNG-Fuelled Long-Distance Coach to 2018 IAA

| Sweden: Södertälje

Scania Interlink Medium Decker LNG busScania premiers its new Euro 6 Scania Interlink Medium Decker coach for liquefied gas (LNG) operations for a range of up to 1,000 kilometres, at IAA in Hannover, Germany, starting September 20. By doing so, Scania will extend the range of alternative fuel options to sustainable intercity coach journeys. Read more »

RTC expands CNG Fleet in Las Vegas Valley

| USA: St. Cloud MN

RTC Southern Nevada CNG New FlyerRegional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has exercised options for two orders from New Flyer of America Inc., one for 40 sixty-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) and the other for 15 forty-foot CNG Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

Building of Viking Line’s Climate-Smart LNG-Fuelled Cruise Ship Starts

| Åland Islands: Mariehamn

New ferry being built for Viking LineThe production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China is underway. The collaborative project, engaging several suppliers in Finland and Europe will produce one of the most climate-smart ships in the world. Read more »

AIDAnova Named and Nears November Handover

| Germany: Papenburg
AIDA OpenAIR/ Taufe AIDAnova© AIDA Cruises/CHLietzmann

AIDA OpenAIR/ Taufe AIDAnova
© AIDA Cruises/CHLietzmann

The name AIDAnova has been ceremonially bestowed on AIDA Cruises latest vessel at shipbuilder Meyer Werft’s facilities in Papenburg, Germany. The spectacular naming ceremony took place at a completely sold-out AIDA Open Air event attended by 25,000 spectators. Read more »

Huge BioLNG Plant Produces RNG for Norwegian Public Transport

| Norway: Asker

Biogas Upgrading and Liquefaction Plant was installed at the Skogn Papermill, NorwayThe worlds largest bioLNG plant, featuring Puregas Solutions technology, has been officially opened by Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. The biogas upgrading and liquefaction plant was installed at the Norske Skog Skogn paper mill. The plant will convert the cleaned biogas from fishery waste and residual paper mill slurry into liquid bioLNG fuel. Read more »