In December 2016, ISO has published two international standards that will play an important role in the deployment of the alternative fuels infrastructure. The publication of ISO 16923 and ISO 16924 enables parties to apply broadly supported requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of CNG and LNG fuelling stations, respectively.
To be completed at the Meyer Turku shipyard in late January, Tallink’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered fast ferry M/S Megastar was bunkered with LNG for the first time at the newly opened Skangas Pori LNG terminal on January 4. Her maiden voyage will take place from Tallinn to Helsinki in late January.
Every year Maritime Reporter & Engineering News has selected the ships, which impressed the journalists by its construction or have been a breakthrough for the global shipping. This year among 18 selected ships was Polaris - the first powered icebreaker fuel LNG.
December 2016, Fassmer has been commissioned to build a new survey and research vessel for the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH).
December, 2016 Skangas signed an agreement with Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas company, for a small-scale LNG reload to take place at the Klaipeda LNG Terminal in Lithuania. The reload will take place early January 2017. This will be the first reload conducted at the terminal and it is the first time Skangas source LNG from Statoil.
Recently, we had the chance to have a little chat with Josefin Madjidian, Research Associate at the World Maritime University (WMU). Josefin was so kind to carve out a few minutes out of her busy schedule, filled with commitments to the Maritime Energy Management (MareEner) and Maritime Environmental Research (MER) research groups, and answer a couple of questions about the upcoming MARENER 2017 conference.
On Friday 23 December, ENGIE and the Turkish construction companies Kolin and Kalyon have inaugurated the ETKI LNG terminal, in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Mr. Binali Yildirim and Minister of Energy Mr. Berat Albayrak.
The Dutch logistics company Cornelissen Groep has expanded its fleet of new LNG trucks.
Opening of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) competence centre in the seaport is a significant event for the Lithuanian LNG cluster members in the outgoing year 2016.
Skangas and the chemicals company Kemira Oyj have entered into an agreement on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Kemira plant producing water treatment chemicals in Kaanaa industrial park, Pori, Finland.
Bomin Linde LNG Begins Cooperation with FSG and Performs Initial LNG Bunkering of first LNG-fuelled ferry in Australia.
Spanish Gondan Shipyards in Figueras launched the third LNG-fueled tug for the Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi on Tuesday, December 13.
The energy company Nature Energy became a partner in cooperation on LNG plant, which in 2018 will be established near the port of Frederikshavn.
LNG Gorskaya signs agreement on construction of LNG bunkering center in West Estonia.
Germany’s Schulte Group has confirmed that the 7,500m³ LNG bunker-supply ship it has ordered from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for delivery in summer 2018 will be deployed at Lithuania’s Port of Klaipeda under charter to Bomin Linde.
Viking Line has signed a letter of intent with Chinese Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to build a new LNG-powered ferry.
New easy-to-use calculator helps overcome quality issues, protect engines and support wider adoption of LNG as a fuel.
The activities of the LNG cluster continue to strive for deeper knowledge and valuable exchange. Members of the cluster recently had an opportunity to attend training with a Sven Lataire, SGS global LNG manager – a special guest from Belgium.
Make plans to attend MARENER 2017 , which will be held on 24 and 25 January 2017 in Malmo, Sweden and host by one of our partners - WMU (World Maritime University).
Oil and LNG terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta, AB and the Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime AS have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation and concentration of expertise in the field of LNG terminals.
The Spanish Alimerka recently acquired 20 liquefied natural gas-fueled Scania trucks to its transport fleet.
New LNG-powered vessel to start dredging in port of Rotterdam in 2018.
Gasum of Finland inaugurated the first gas filling station intended for vehicles in Turku.
The first event hosted by the MDC (Maritime Development Center) and the newly established network “Go LNG Denmark” gathered more than 60 LNG business stakeholders from all of the Baltic Sea Region.
Over 40 representatives from the energy and maritime industry, as well as members of the academia, gathered on October 18th in Sopot at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdansk, to take part in the “GoLNG Polska” seminar.
Lithuanian natural gas trading companies UAB LITGAS and UAB Lietuvos Dujų Tiekimas (LDT), both part of Lietuvos Energija energy company group, and Statoil ASA have signed an agreement enabling reliable and flexible wholesale LNG supplies at Klaipeda’s LNG terminal and, thus, contribute to the development of the small scale LNG market in the Baltic region.
Significant fuel cost decrease and reduction of exhaust gases emission – these are two main conclusions of half year road tests of Iveco Stralis LNG at Poland. Carriers providing transport services for IKEA welcomed the operation of tractors powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Road tests were possible thanks to Iveco Poland and Cryogas M&T Poland. Iveco disposed 3 Stralis Natural Power and assured maintenance support. Cryogas provided liquefied natural gas and LNG refuelling installation.
Sunday July 10th 2016 the first shipload of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived at the Gasum’s subsidiary Skangas LNG terminal in Pori.
Gondan Shipyard in Figueras, at high tide, the first Dual Fuel tug ever built in Europe – and the first of a series of three currently under construction for the Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi - has been successfully launched.
The RoPax ferries will feature a new single-fuel LNG propulsion system for efficiency advantages over dual-fuel engines. The eco-friendly ferries can carry up to 600 passengers and 64 cars.