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Worlds most powerful LNG-­‐ferry for Gotland

Danish naval architect consultancy, OSK‐ShipTech A/S and GSI (Guangzhou Shipyard International), China have signed a contract for continuation of design works in relation to the new RoPax ferry recently contracted between GSI and one of Sweden’s leading passenger shipping companies, Gotlandsbolaget.

The Port of Tallinn has signed a contract for the construction of new ferries

The Port of Tallinn has signed contracts with Remontowa Shipbuilding and Sefine Shipyard shipbuilding facilities for the construction of four new car-passenger ferry boats to be used on the lines between the mainland and major Estonian islands; two ferries are to be built by each shipbuilding facility.

Independence" had successfully moored to the LNG terminal jetty

On the morning of 27 October Lithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal vessel INDEPENDENCE had successfully moored to her jetty. This event and the official welcoming ceremony held to her honor symbolically marked the opening of Lithuanian LNG terminal. The terminal will start operating at the beginning of December.

GTT’s 4000m3 bunker vessel approved by Bureau Veritas

GTT, world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), announces an AIP (Approval In Principal) from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its bunker vessel, with an especially cost effective design.

SKANGASS builds LNG terminal in Pori, Finland

With investment support from the Finnish Government of 185 million NOK Skangass has decided to build a new import terminal for LNG. The terminal will be finished in 2016. Skangass wish to create an efficient LNG logistics chain in the Pori area.

MT LNG continuing with the LNG value chain development seminars in Rostock, Szczecin and Klaipeda.

October is a challenging tome for project team since it has been decided to proceed with the LNG value chain seminars at 3 countries in one week.

SC Klaipedos Nafta is planning to expand LNG infrastructure

JSC Klaipeda Nafta, implementing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project gets interest from market participants regarding LNG reload into railway wagons, LNG trucks and LNG bunkering. In order to determine the potential demand of such LNG services and amounts, the company announces a public market consultation.

Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for environmentally sound Gulf of Bothnia ferry

Wärtsilä has been selected as the partner for designing a new ferry as part of the ‘Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor’ project.

Fjord Line contracted Liquiline for LNG ship bunkering terminal

Liquiline and Fjord Line have entered into a contract whereby Liquiline Europe AS will design, construct and commission an LNG ship bunkering terminal for Fjord Line AS at the Port of Hirtshals, Denmark.

MarTech LNG workshop in Karlshamn

KARLSHAMN. Natural gas is being implemented as a future fuel for shipping. It is a more environmentally friendly option than the current available petroleum products. Prerequisites for the increased use of natural gas were discussed at a symposium in Karlshamn as a part of the MarTech LNG project (an EU financed project).

Port of Civitavecchia and LNGEurope Join Efforts on LNG “Truck to Ship” Bunkering

Friday May 16, 2014: The Port of Civitavecchia has taken the lead on LNG bunkering, promoted by
the ConferenzaGNL, and in assistance with the Dutch company LNGEurope B.V., in granting the fist
LNG bunkering operation permit at the port of Civitavecchia. This is the first time ever that an
Italian port has given permission for LNG TtS Bunkering.

MT LNG has organized LNG Distribution Seminars in the Ports of Frederikshavn and Esbjerg

The Port of Frederikshavn and the Port of Esbjerg opened their doors hosting 2 LNG Seminars focusing on different types of LNG Bunkering Solutions.

Lithuanian LNG terminal started capacity allocation

The developer and future operator of Lithuanian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal SC “Klaipedos Nafta” 30th April has started LNG terminal capacity allocation – so called “open season”. This first phase of the terminal capacity booking will last until end of July.

Wärtsilä takes dual-fuel technology to next level by introducing Wärtsilä 46DF engine

The introduction of the new Wärtsilä 46DF engine emphasises Wärtsilä’s leading position in dual-fuel engine technology. Compared to any other alternative currently available on the market its specific fuel consumption is lower, output is remarkably higher, and lifecycle costs are extremely attractive.

Why dual fuel is the best answer for gas-fuelled ships

Wärtsilä article 23 May 2012
Produced by Mirja-Maija Santala, Media Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation

UECC orders two Dual Fuel Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC) with 1A super Finnish/Swedish ice class

The contract has been signed with Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and the vessels will be constructed at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong. Deliveries of both the vessels will be in the second half of 2016.

Fjord Line takes delivery of MS Bergensfjord

Fjord Line took delivery of the new MS Bergensfjord, the second of two eco-friendly cruise ferries built for the Norwegian shipping line by the Bergen Group Fosen shipyard in Rissa, Norway.

FSRU vessel “Independence” sailed to the sea

FSRU vessel “Independence” sailed to the sea its own course from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The ship's sea trial lasted nearly a week.

SC “Klaipėdos nafta” is preparing for the terminal capacity allocation procedures

SC “Klaipėdos nafta” – the developer of the first LNG terminal in Lithuania and the Baltic states is preparing for the terminal capacity allocation procedures in the first half of 2014. In order to better understand the future demand for regasification and small scale LNG reloading services SC “Klaipėdos nafta” is starting a market consultation and invites all those interested in LNG terminal capacity allocation.

Terminal and tank farm automation day Klaipeda

Optimize your Assets. Achieve your Operational Goals.

LNG as An Alternative? – Answers from the Training Session

The EU funded project “MarTech LNG” represented in the German partner region by Wismar University of Applied Sciences and ATI erc gGmbH launches with the two-day workshop in the Technology Centre Warnemünde a wide-ranging debate on alternative ship fuels in the maritime traffic.

Pre-Qualification for the purchase of LNG solution for Samsoe Ferry launched.

The new ferry operating between Samsoe and Hou in Jutland will be the first Danish, domestic ferry to be powered by LNG. This makes it a ground braking development for Danish Short Sea Shipping. But one question remains; how will the bunkering solution for the ferry be resolved?

“LNG Maritime Training” in Malmö, Sweden

Project MarTech LNG is organizing the LNG Martime training in Malmo Sweden. Training prepared by Klaipeda Shipping research Center and Maritime University of Szczecin takes 2 days and provides theoretical and practical knowledge on LNG

EU - Project “MarTech LNG” trainings in Rostock January 09-10th- 2014

“Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as business opportunity for enterprises in the South Baltic Region”: Exchange of experiences and maritime training at Technology Center in Rostock-Warnemünde on 09.-10.01.2014

Shell Prelude-Revolution in natural gas production

Shell is building the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project which has the potential to revolutionise the way natural gas resources are developed. It will help to unlock vital energy resources offshore, without the need to lay pipelines and build processing plants on land.

LNG to be available in Hamburg and Bremerhaven by 2015: Bomin Linde LNG starts the implementation process for both terminals

The plans for building and operating the two
terminals in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, the future hubs of the German coastal
LNG supply, have come to maturity.

Establishment of Baltic LNG Network

The Project MarTech LNG is taking initiative to create a Baltic LNG network that aims to strengthen the future LNG supply chain in the Baltic Sea Region.

European Commission Approves Lithuanian LNG Project

The European Union approved the liquefied natural gas terminal that Lithuania is building.

DNV GL Recommends Ways to Make LNG Bunkering Safe and Efficient

Author Svein Inge Leirgulen

One of the key hurdles to the increased global use of ships fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the lack of harmonisation of bunkering operations. “DNV GL is therefore today launching a Recommended Practice for authorities, LNG bunker suppliers and ship operators which provides guidance on how LNG bunkering can be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner,” says Lars Petter Blikom, DNV GL’s LNG director.

MarTech LNG technology workshop Copenhagen October 22nd

The aim of this workshop was to present at variety of new and existing solutions for small scale LNG infrastructure and to illustrate, not only the necessities in connection with the planning and construction of the relevant infrastructure, but also on the investments and implementation aspects when it comes to establishing a viable LNG supply chain in the Baltic Sea. Here you can find the presentations and participant list from the workshop.