Clean Ireland Recycling has First Private CNG Station and Fleet in Ireland

| Ireland: Cork

Ireland's First Private CNG Station at Clean Ireland RecyclingGas Networks Ireland and Clean Ireland Recycling have celebrated the official opening of the first private fast-fill CNG station at the Clean Ireland Recycling premises in Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co. Clare. The Shannon site is part of Gas Networks Ireland’s strategy to further develop a market for natural gas as a lower-emission transport fuel. Gas Networks Ireland is developing a comprehensive national CNG refuelling network that will provide nationwide coverage for vehicles operating on Irish roads. Read more »

KC LNG Introduces Multi-Trailer LNG Bunker Connector

| Denmark: Aarhus

Kosan Crisplant Y-piece for LNG bunkeringKC LNG, Kosan Crisplant’s LNG division based in Denmark and a provider of small-scale scalable Liquefied Natural Gas solutions, has introduced a Y-piece connector that the company claims cuts truck-to-ship bunkering time by half. The mechanism allows two tank trailers to connect to the ship at the same time and can be expanded to fit four trailers by connecting an additional unit. Read more »

NGV Global to Convene Natural Gas for Transportation Session at WGC 2018

| USA: Washington DC
NGV Global 2017 at Rotterdam - Diego Goldin Plenary

Diego Goldin with convene transport discussion at WGC2018.

In the IGU’s 2017 Edition of Global Natural Gas Insights, it is stated: “The use of natural gas in transportation is seeing exponential growth, offering significant long-term cost savings, while greatly improving air-quality”. As the initiator and convenor of the session Global Opportunities in the Transportation Market at WGC 2018 (June 25-29, Washington DC), NGV Global leads a panel of experts who will explore and build upon this theme as it relates to land and sea mobility and a sustainable energy future. Read more »

SMET Spain Acquires Ten LNG-powered IVECO Stralis NP

| Spain

IVECO Stralis for SMETEuropean integrated logistics provider SMET’s Spanish division has acquired its first ten natural gas powered IVECO Stralis NP 400, thereby intensifying its support for sustainable transportation. SMET is no stranger to natural gas vehicles, having collaborated with IVECO to trial and subsequently purchase Iveco natural gas powered tractors in 2015 in Italy.  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 »

Gaseous Fuels the Simplest Answer to Australia’s Fuel Security

| Australia: Barton ACT

(Image: Austrade)

Does the Australian Government have its head in the sand when it comes to moving from a country largely dependent on imported liquid fuels to a nation able to take full advantage of its abundant natural gas resource? That is the question raised by Gas Energy Australia (GEA), the downstream gaseous fuels peak industry body, in response to the government acknowledging it has a serious problem. Read more »

TransLink Receives 106 CNG Buses with Cummins Westport LN9 Engines

| Canada: Surrey BC

New Flyer CNG buses for TransLink in Surrey BCThe Metro Vancouver city of Surrey is excited about 106 new New Flyer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses. The buses join the fleet of Coastal Mountain Bus Company, the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise. They add to the 146 CNG buses in the fleet, operating out of the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre and the Hamilton Transit Centre in Richmond. Just in time for summer, all new CNG buses are climate controlled and set for 20.5°C Read more »

Remondis to beat German City Diesel Bans with Natural Gas Fleet

| Germany: Berlin
IFAT 2018: Deutscher Marktführer setzt auf Erdgas

Clean, quiet and agile: IVECO Eurocargo with refuse collection system

Remondis, a leading international service provider in the field of recycling, service and water, is to begin the gradual conversion of a large part of its fleet of 8,000 commercial vehicles to natural gas. Their decision was announced last Monday in Munich at IFAT, the water, wastewater, waste and raw materials trade fair. 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 »