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JetGas and Lithuanian LNG terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta concluded a preliminary contract

Lithuanian SC Klaipedos Nafta is projecting and this year will start building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution station. JetGas, the only LNG supplier in Estonia, is interested to become a user of this infrastructure in order to supply LNG as an alternative fuel for the industries around the Baltic countries and to expand LNG regas stations’ network.

Wärtsilä Svanehøj informed that a new ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed

The latest addition to Wärtsilä’s portfolio of gas pumps has been introduced. The new Wärtsilä Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed in close cooperation with designers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel systems to support gas fuelled engines that achieve greater efficiency.

Alfa Laval expands LNG solutions portfolio

Alfa Laval has entered into a patent licence agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the use of DSME’s patents on high pressure fuel gas supply systems.

The Netherlands to supply greener fuel to cargo transport with EU support

The EU's TEN-T Programme will support with over €3.9 million a study and pilot for the development of alternative refuelling infrastructure on the main Dutch highways. A network of greener and cheaper Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Bio Gas (LBG) service stations will help to prepare the roll-out at European level.

New Baltic Sea ferry will be powered by environmentally sustainable Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines

A new fast ropax ferry ordered by the Estonia based Tallink Grupp for its Tallinn – Helsinki route, will feature Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines running primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The ship is to be built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and is scheduled to be in operation from the beginning of 2017. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in February.

Successful first bunkering of M/F Samsø

The island of Samsø reached an important milestone on its way to a greener future when its new ferry was bunkered with LNG for the very first time. Kosan Crisplant's high-speed LNG bunkering unit is now in operation

Eniram to Provide Boil–off Management for the LNG Sector

Eniram First Company to Provide Boil–off Management for the LNG Sector

MOL orders LNG ready containerships

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries (President and CEO: Dae-young Park; Headquarters: Seoul, Korea). MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (President: Yukito Higaki; Headquarters: Imabari-shi, Ehime Prefecture).

LITGAS and Cheniere Marketing Sign Master Trade Agreement

The natural gas supply and trading company LITGAS, part of the Lithuanian state controlled Lietuvos Energija energy company group, on February 27 signed a master trade agreement to enable purchases of LNG from Cheniere Marketing, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy. Cheniere Energy will open the first LNG export terminal in the U.S. in over 40 years later this year, first LNG expected to arrive in Lithuania as early as 2016.

GAZPROM Germania GmbH and Solbus bring natural gas buses to the streets of Warsaw

GAZPROM Germania and Polish bus manufacturer Solbus are bringing natural gaspowered public transport to the streets of Warsaw with their recent launch of 35 LNG buses.

Rolls-Royce to deliver Spain's first pure-gas marine engine to Baleària

Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa to develop and install a pure-gas Bergen engine aboard the Baleària-operated ferry Abel Matutes.

C Klaipedos Nafta and Bomin Linde LNG to jointly develop LNG fuel market

Lithuanian SC Klaipedos Nafta, operator of the first full scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Baltic sea region, and Bomin Linde LNG, Germany-based provider of LNG as marine fuel, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In close cooperation both companies aim to jointly develop the LNG fuel market including the necessary infrastructure in Baltic Sea.

Danish port to pioneer LNG storage tank with EU support

he EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1 million a pilot construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank and bunker at the Port of Hirtshals in Denmark. If the pilot is successful, a larger LNG bunker will be developed to supply both marine and road transport with cleaner and cheaper fuel.

Wärtsilä and Cryonorm to develop advanced LNGPac fuel system for Inland Waterway market

An agreement has been reached between Wärtsilä and Cryonorm Systems BV, the Netherlands based developer and supplier of cryogenic vaporizers, to form a consortium to deliver LNG systems for the Inland Waterway (IWW) European market.

Lithuanian LNG terminal operation begins

3rd December is the official start of Lithuanian Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal activities. LNG terminal in Klaipeda project was implemented timely and cheaper than planned.

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