Matson Christens First Kanaloa Class Vessel – the Dual-fuel ‘Lurline’

| USA: San Diego CA | Source: Matson
Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Lurline launched into San Diego Bay, Jun 15 2019.

Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, christened the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (Con-Ro) ship ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 15. It features the first Tier 3 dual-fuel engine to be deployed in containerships serving West Coast ports. Read more »

KAMAZ Dual-Fuel Tractors and NEFAZ Trailers for Stavropol

| Russia: Stavropol | Source: KAMAZ

KAMAZ dual-fuel tractors for StavropolTransportno-ekspeditsionnaya kompaniya Glt (GLT), a freight-forwarding company based in Stavropol, a city in southwestern Russia, has acquired 265 dual-fuel (diesel/natural gas) tractor units from heavy duty vehicle manufacturing company KAMAZ PTC. Director General of KAMAZ PTC, Sergey Kogogin, was on hand last week to oversee a batch delivery. Read more »

G-volution to Demo Dual-Fuel Multiple Unit (DFMU) Train in UK

| UK | Source: Grand Central

Grand Central Adelante DMUG-volution Ltd have been involved in dual-fuel technology for the truck sector in the UK for the past 8 years. Now it is applying that expertise to the rail sector. Together with open-access passenger operator Grand Central, G-volution will showcase a Dual Fuel Multiple Unit (DFMU) for the first time on the GB rail network towards the end of 2019. Read more »

Three New LNG Marine Engines from WinGD

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: WinGD

WinGD RE-flex50DF engineWinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.) is building on the proven technology with the addition of new dual-fuel engines to its portfolio. The X40DF, X82-D and X82DF engines will provide a wider variety of compliant choices to the ship owner. The company says the new engines are part of its response to growing demand for more efficient and reliable marine propulsion that serves the needs of an increasingly environmentally sustainable industry. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Latvian Dual-Fuel Locomotive Project Stimulates French Inspection

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGAS

DiGAS dual fuel for railLate last month, GRDF –one of the largest natural gas distributors in the European Union– visited Riga, Latvia’s capital city, together with representatives of the French city of Lille, to familiarize themselves with the dual-fuel gas operation of a converted diesel locomotive. The Latvian project is the work of National railway LDz (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) and Riga-based DiGAS. Read more »

De Winter Logistics Lowers Emissions Footprint with Volvo FH LNG ecocombi

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Volvo Netherlands

De Winter Logistics Volvo FH Ecocombi LNG De Winter Logistics from Honselersdijk, a town in the Dutch province of South Holland, has acquired a Volvo FH 460 6×2 box truck with dolly and trailer, powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The LHV combination is used for the conditioned transport of floricultural products between branches in the Netherlands and Germany. The truck was delivered by Volvo Group Truck Center. Read more »

Burckhardt Compressors Planned for Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Burckhardt Compression

Burckhardt Compression from BOG to Fuel Burckhardt Compression, a global manufacturer of reciprocating compressor systems, is outfitting a 30,000 m3 LNG carrier operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping AS with Laby® compressors. They form an integral component of the onboard Wärtsilä dual-fuel system. Read more »