Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached 265 million tonnes (MT) in 2016 – enough to supply power to around 500 million homes a year. This included an increase in net LNG imports of 17 MT.
Skangas will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy, an energy company operating in Suurteollisuuspuisto Industrial Park, Harjavalta, Finland.
Skangas signed a contract with Stormossen, Finland, to deliver LNG to their first biogas station in Vaasa. Stormossen offer fuel both for the public transportation sector and for passenger cars.
The world’s second dual fuel LNG PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) M/V AUTO ENERGY had her formal Naming Ceremony at the Malmö Port in Malmö, Sweden on 7 February 2017.
The International Liquefied Natural Gas School’s activities will be carried out at the Jovellanos Integral Maritime Safety Centre installations and the Enagás regasification plant located in El Musel.
Spanish operator intends to invest up to €450 million in new vessels and terminals over the next five years. The company operates passenger ferry services in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
BC Ferries’ Salish Eagle, the second of three new Salish Class vessels, is on its way. Salish Eagle to arrive in April and will be in service in summer of 2017.
Gas4Sea have taken delivery of the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel from Hanjin Heavy Industries at the Yeongdo shipyard in Busan, Korea.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced the publication of ISO 20519, a new standard for the safe bunkering of ships with liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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.
Motus Foundation organized LNG Seminar "LNG bunkering in the seaport" in Port of Gdynia.
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), a leading global maritime services company, and Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, are collaborating to develop a ground-breaking Gas Supply Vessel (GSV).
Linde recently signed contract with the Russian engineering holding SRDI Oil & Gas Peton. Production capacity of around 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per year. Linde’s LNG plant portfolio bridges the gap between small- and world-scale LNG projects.
The Hamburg-based company Bomin Linde LNG successfully conducted the first bunkering of a chemical tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a German port when the vessel ‘Fure West’ received the chilled natural gas in the Port of Rostock on February 2nd.
Cement carrier "Ireland" has been bunkered with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in the Port of Brunsbüttel. The truck-to-ship bunkering operation was the first ship LNG bunkering of a bulk carrier on the river Elbe. It’s a further step in establishing Brunsbüttel as a LNG site.
The International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) took place at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden from 24 to 25 January 2017. Within the framework of the conference the GoLNG project meeting was held as the side event of the Conference.
Spanish shipping company Baleària urolínias Marítimas S.A. has ordered two new LNG-powered ferries at the Italian based shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini for 200 million euros.
The International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) took place at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden from 24 to 25 January bringing together high-level speakers and over 300 participants from 83 countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding maritime energy management.
This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 – Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium.
Funding provides the development of LNG as a marine fuel in the region with a major boost
Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading provider of lowmaintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind ropulsion systems, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry.
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a biohybrid production plant to the German energy company, Erdgas Südwest GmbH. The new plant will produce both bioLNG (liquefied biogas) and LNG. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in December, and delivery will be made on a fast-track basis.
Last year, one in three ships at the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental discount on the port charges. This represents an increase of 83 per cent on the previous year. Heading the discount list are Donsö-based shipping companies Terntank and Furetank, whose vessels are powered by liquefied natural gas.
RWE Supply & Trading and duisport are building infrastructure for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) at the Port of Duisburg.
VARD have secured contracts for the construction of two LNG powered car- and passenger ferries for Torghatten Nord in Norway. The total contract value amounts to approximately NOK 600 million.
Arctia’s newest icebreaker Polaris heads to icebreaking duty on January 9th 2017, at 4 PM. Icebreaker Otso has been in icebreaking duty already since December 8th 2016 and icebreaker Kontio since December 16th 2016.
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).