Two LNG Hybrid Newbuilds for UECC

| Norway: Oslo | Source: UECC

UECC illustration hybrid PCTCUnited European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two new generation hybrid-fuel PCTCs with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. UECC is no stranger to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, operating the dual-fuel M/V Auto Eco and M/V Auto Energy since 2016. Read more »

Trans Gas Solution Acquires AiP for LNG Bunkering Barge – First in Korea

| Republic of Korea: Changwon | Source: Trans Gas Solution
Trans Gas Solution - Korea - Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Kolt 05 LNG Barge Design

Trans Gas Solution (CEO Seo Mi-Young), the leading LNG EPC company in Korea, has acquired Approval-in-Principal (AiP) from Korea Register (KR) for their 500m3 LNG Bunkering Barge System Design. The approved LNG bunkering barge (KOLT-05B) is a 48.5m vessel with IMO Type-C pressurized fuel tank with a storage capacity of 500m3, including a low-pressure LNG fuel gas supply system (CRYOPac-L). Read more »

Mexico Geared for Exponential NGV Growth

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGNV and AltFuels
AltFuels Mexico presentation by AMGNV's president Bayona

Andrés Bayona, president AMGNV at AltFuels opening.

During the 2018 edition of AltFuels Mexico, the Mexican Association of NGV, CNG, LNG and Biogas (AMGNV) was officially launched. This year it stands as a major supporter of AltFuels Mexico 2019. The association estimates that more than 15 thousand vehicles converted to Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) are already circulating in Mexico, made up of approximately 45% taxis, 15% passenger transport and 40% freight transport. Read more »

BC Ferries Contemplates Five New LNG Ferries

| Canada: Victoria BC | Source: BC Ferries
BC Ferries Spirit of British Columbia - converted to LNG

LNG-converted Spirit of British Columbia

BC Ferries will be building up to five new ferries to replace four existing vessels. The new ships are being specified to deliver enhanced environmental sustainability and offer flexibility to meet changing travel demands into the future. BC Ferries expects the new ferries to enter service in the mid 2020s. Read more »

Calgary Opens Largest North American Transit Facility for Natural Gas Buses

| Canada, Calgary AB | Source: City of Calgary; CNGVA

Calgary Transit Stoney Facility bus hoistIn the Canadian province of Alberta, the City of Calgary is celebrating the opening of its long awaited massive new bus storage and maintenance facility for Calgary Transit – the largest indoor Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fueling complex in North America and one of the largest in the world. Investing in the facility means Calgarians now have access to a more effective and environmentally friendly transit system. Read more »

Xebec Adds Biogas Plant in Italy as Focus Moves to RNG for Transportation

| Canada: Montreal QC | Source: Xebec Adsorption Inc.

Xebec Biogas Upgrading PlantXebec Adsorption Inc. (Xebec), a global provider of renewable gas solutions, has signed a CDN$6+ million contract for a landfill biogas upgrading plant in Italy, to be delivered in late 2019. Fully operational, it will produce ~5 million m3 of carbon neutral Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) annually, replacing the equivalent of approx. 5 million liters of diesel fuel. Read more »

Deltamarin Wins Design Contract for New Finnish-Swedish Ferry

| Finland: Turku | Source: Deltamarin Ltd

Wasaline LNG Ferry illustrationDeltamarin, a designer of ships for marine and offshore industries, has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the design of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link AB, a Finnish-Swedish consortium. The contract brings to fruition the acquisition process that began with public procurement process initiated June 2nd 2018 between Kvarken and RMC. Read more »

Matson’s Second LNG-Ready Aloha Class Vessel Christened

| USA: Philadelphia PA | Source: Matson
Kaimana Hila floated Nov 2018 for Matson

Matson’s LNG-ready Kaimana Hila floated Nov 2018

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, has christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships built for Matson. It is equipped with dual-fuel engines that can be adapted to use liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks Funding for Southern California Fleets

| USA: Los Angeles CA | Source: SoCalGas

SoCalGas Fueling Station with Heavy-duty TruckSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the primary provider of natural gas to the region of Southern California, is helping California fleets obtain funding for the purchase of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Fleets operating within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are able to apply for incentive funding to replace diesel trucks with new near-zero emissions natural gas trucks through the Carl Moyer Program. Read more »