ABS to Class First LNG/Diesel/Battery Vessel for Harvey Gulf

| USA: New Orleans LA | Source: ABS

Harvey EnergyAmerican Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a battery/converter system by Harvey Gulf International Marine. The Harvey Energy will become the first ABS-classed dual-fuel (LNG/marine diesel) and battery vessel and the first U.S. flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system. Significant emissions reduction is expected to be achieved. Read more »

MAN LNG Fuel-gas System for Nordlaks Live-fish Carrier

| Germany: Augsburg and Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: MAN Energy Solutions

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designMAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – is to supply an LNG fuel-gas supply system for a Norwegian live-fish carrier ordered by Nordlaks, one of Norway’s largest aquaculture companies. The new vessel will be a sister to an identical vessel ordered during the summer of 2018 – again for Nordlaks – for which MAN Cryo also won the order to provide the fuel-supply system. Read more »

New DHL Panel Van Combines EV with Fuel Cell for Range Extension

| Germany: Bonn | Source: DHL

Fuel cell EV panel van for DHLAt the Green Tech Festival in Berlin, DHL Express and electric vehicle maker StreetScooter captured attention with their collaboration on a new electric delivery vehicle. The new ‘H2 Panel Van’ will become the first 4.25 tonne electric vehicle with an added fuel cell, which will provide additional power and enable a range up to 500 kilometers. Read more »

LNG and Hybrid Technology Shines at 2019 Marine Propulsion Awards

| Netherlands: Amsterdam | Source: Riviera
Gagarin Prospect LNG-fuelled

Award-winning LNG-fuelled Gagarin Prospect

The first gas-fuelled Aframax tanker in service and the first shuttle tanker to deploy batteries and LNG fuel were among the winners of this year’s this year’s Marine Propulsion Awards announced at Riviera Maritime Media’s Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference in Amsterdam. Read more »

Harvey Gulf Adds Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to LNG-Fuelled PSV

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Harvey Energy for ShellUSA based Harvey Gulf International Marine is to retrofit its platform supply vessel (PSV) Harvey Energy with a hybrid installation supplied by Helsinki-based technology group Wärtsilä. The company says this new energy storage solution will significantly enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of the vessel. No cargo space will be compromised and the operational capability will remain the same. Read more »

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 »

NREL Funds Nine Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies Projects

| U.S. Department of Energy & NGVAmerica | Source: U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected nine projects as part of a multimillion-dollar effort funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to advance the state of technology for natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Read more »

New LNG Dual-Fuel Ice Class Ferry for Vaasa-Umeå route

| Finland: Rauma | Source: Rauma Marine Constructions Oy

Wasaline LNG Ferry illustrationFinnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has signed its third letter of intent within a short period, this time for a car and passenger ferry set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. The propulsion system will be hybrid system with a combination of a dual fuel (LNG/Biogas and diesel/SCR) and batteries. Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Empa ‘move’s to new Gas Mobility Project in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Zurich

Switzerland_180621_Empa_GasmobilitaetEmpa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, opened a demonstration facility in Dübendorf under the name of ‘move’ in 2016 to show ways of switching mobility to renewable energy. Now, after two years of practical tests, the first project phase centred on hydrogen fuel has been successfully completed and a gas conversion phase is beginning. Read more »