Wärtsilä has been selected as the partner for designing a new ferry as part of the ‘Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor’ project.
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.
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).
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.
The Port of Frederikshavn and the Port of Esbjerg opened their doors hosting 2 LNG Seminars focusing on different types of LNG Bunkering Solutions.
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.
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.
Wärtsilä article 23 May 2012
Produced by Mirja-Maija Santala, Media Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation
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 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 its own course from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. The ship's sea trial lasted nearly a week.
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.
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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.
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?
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
“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 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.
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.
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.
The European Union approved the liquefied natural gas terminal that Lithuania is building.
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.