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.
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.
On the 17th to the 19th of September 2013 the MarTech LNG project organized a study visit to Stavanger, Norway which amongst others included sailing with the worlds largest LNG powered ferry, the MS Stavangerfjord from Fjord Lines and a visit to the SKANGASS LNG Terminal at Risavika Harbor.
The Norwegian Authorities are now prepared to give Fjord Line the permission to bunker it’s new LNG ferries while passengers are on board the ship. As a result the ship owner would no longer have to send a large number of LNG trucks to Hirtshals to do the bunkering procedure in Denmark.
This order is for the first Danish ferry to be operated on LNG fuel. The ferry project sets an environmental benchmark for inland ferries, and is being closely followed by other municipalities and governmental bodies in Denmark and abroad.
"MarTech LNG" has been given the status of a project-flagship. The goal of this project is to create a liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chain by creating the conditions for the business of the Southern Baltic region to participate in the development of the LNG infrastructure development and LNG usage projects related to shipping, energetics, transport and stevedoring.
GLE members are interested in supporting the small scale LNG development in Europe. This development is strongly driven by policies and targets to reduce emissions in the transport sector. New emissions control regulations are making LNG an increasingly attractive option for the short sea shipping sector as well as for road transport.
Project MarTech LNG will be promoting more than 180 stakeholders from the South Baltic Sea region in the international expo LNG 17 to be held in Houston.
Ports of Stockholm has become one of the first ports in the world to offer a bunkering infrastructure solution for the provision of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to large passenger ferries. A successful collaboration involving AGA, Viking Line, Ports of Stockholm and the appropriate government agencies has made an infrastructure for bunkering possible.
Classification society ABS has granted approval in Principle (AIP) to a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) and regasification articulated tug barge concept introduced by Waller Marine Inc, Houston
Shell has launched the first 100% LNG powered tank barge at a Christening ceremony attended by Shell CEO Peter Voser at Peters Shipyards in The Netherlands.
There is a growing awareness in today’s marine market of the need for alternative fuel solutions that can reduce emissions while also demonstrating commercial viability. Finding a single solution that can ensure compliance with impending regulations to reduce sulphur oxide (SOx), nitrogen oxide (NOx) has so far proven to be elusive however
Article presents the arguments for and against the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG). First, Rick McArthur presents Wärtsilä’s case for dual-fuel propulsion with gas combustion technology as the low-emission, economical alternative to conventional fuels.
On the 18th and 19th of September 2012, the project MarTech LNG conducted an open workshop at Bornholm, Denmark in our efforts to strengthen the LNG supply chain in the Baltic Sea. You can find the presentations from the day at the right of the page.
The Gazprom Board of Directors discussed the information on the natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel market development.
It was noted that one of Gazprom's main objectives in the domestic market is to considerably expand the NGV fuel business and set up the Company's large-scale natural gas market on its basis.
DNV has launched a concept for a new generation of fishing vessels that points the way to the fishing industry of the future.
With its new cruise ferries, Fjord Line is taking a ground-breaking step to reduce emissions and protect the environment.
Date: 14 june 2012
Venue: Danish Transport Authority (Trafikstyrelsen)
Edvard Thomsens Vej 14, DK- 2300 Copenhagen.
This open conference encourages the involvement of all environmentally concerned shipping branch organisations, port authorities and stakeholders in shipping.