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 »

HAM Group Opens LNG Refuelling Station in Castellón

| Spain: Castellón | Source: HAM Group

HAM villarreal LNG Jun2019 600Spain’s HAM Group has opened a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) service station in the Valencian Community, taking the overall number of HAM natural gas stations in Europe to 37. It is located on the Villarreal-Onda highway, km3, Castellón (39.949265, -0.166319), next to the CV-20, an important road axis formed by Villarreal, Onda and Alcora. Read more »

Keel Laid for Carnival’s XL-Class LNG-Fuelled Mardi Gras; Countdown to 2020 Launch

| USA: Miami FL | Source: Carnival Corporation

Carnival Cruises Mardi Gras illustrationCompleting another milestone towards its August 2020 debut, Carnival Corporation and shipbuilder Meyer Turku have carried out a keel-laying ceremony at the shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. Steel-cutting for the XL class cruise ship, the first vessel of its kind to operate on liquified natural gas (LNG) in North America, commenced in November 2018. Read more »

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 »

Redexis and Cepsa Plan Major Expansion of Natural Gas Refuelling Network in Spain

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Cepsa

Cepsa-Redexis CNG refuelling network in SpainGlobal energy company Cepsa and Spanish gas distributor Redexis have signed a framework agreement to expand the reach of natural gas fuel, both in urban areas and across the country’s main transport corridors for light and heavy vehicles. Together they will create the largest gas refuelling network in Spain in a bid to expand the supply of energy solutions and foster sustainable mobility. Read more »

Gasum Reaches North with Two New Natural Gas Filling Stations

| Finland: Espoo | Source: Gasum

Gasum Turku LNGGasum has opened two new gas filling stations in the city of Oulu in central Finland. These stations are Gasum’s northernmost and significantly expand the company’s network of filling stations to enable gas-fueled long-distance transport from the southern regions of the country to the north. Read more »

Wärtsilä Solutions for China’s First Seagoing LNG Bunker Vessel

| Finland: Helsinki and China: Dalian | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Chinese-owned vessel will have Wartsila propulsion (CSDC)China’s first seagoing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel will operate with a comprehensive and integrated package of highly efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä. The ship is being built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) for an affiliate of the ENN Energy holdings, one of the largest users of LNG in China. 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 »

Waterway LNG Parity Act Brought Before US Congress

| USA: Washington DC | Source: U.S. Senate
Q-LNG Barge

Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering (© Q-LNG Transport)

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have for the third time brought the Waterway LNG Parity Act before Congress. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Read more »