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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE announce collaboration to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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.

Titan LNG Awarded Prestigious ‘Clean Harbour Programme’ Award, including €500,000 Subsidy

Funding provides the development of LNG as a marine fuel in the region with a major boost

NORSEPOWER ROTOR SAIL SOLUTION TO BE INSTALLED ONBOARD VIKING LINE CRUISE FERRY VESSEL

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.

Biohybrid production plant in Germany

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.

Growing number of vessels receive environmental discount at the Port of Gothenburg

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.

LNG infrastructure at the Port of Duisburg

RWE Supply & Trading and duisport are building infrastructure for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) at the Port of Duisburg.

VARD secures contract for two LNG powered car and passenger ferries

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.

World’s first LNG icebreaker Polaris heads to icebreaking duty today

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.

ISO Published Standards for CNG and LNG Fuelling Stations

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.

Megastar of Tallink receives first LNG bunkering at Skangas Pori LNG terminal

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.

Great ships of 2016: Polaris

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.

First LNG research ship in Germany

December 2016, Fassmer has been commissioned to build a new survey and research vessel for the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH).

Skangas make first small scale LNG reload at Klaipeda in Lithuania

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.

Conference MARENER 2017 coming soon!

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.

Inauguration of the first floating LNG import terminal in Turkey

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.

Cornelissen Groep with new LNG trucks

The Dutch logistics company Cornelissen Groep has expanded its fleet of new LNG trucks.

LNG competence centre to open its doors in Klaipėda

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 Kemira Oyj cooperation

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.

Australian first LNG ferry bunkered by Bomin Linde!

Bomin Linde LNG Begins Cooperation with FSG and Performs Initial LNG Bunkering of first LNG-fuelled ferry in Australia.

Launching of the third Dual Fuel Tug ever built in Europe

Spanish Gondan Shipyards in Figueras launched the third LNG-fueled tug for the Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi on Tuesday, December 13.

Unique Danish LNG cooperation on green energy for Scandinavian shipping

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 bunkering center in Estonia

LNG Gorskaya signs agreement on construction of LNG bunkering center in West Estonia.

LNG bunker-supply ship will be deployed at Lithuania’s Port of Klaipeda

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 with new LNG ferry

Viking Line has signed a letter of intent with Chinese Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to build a new LNG-powered ferry.

DNV GL creates new tool for LNG usage - calculating the PKI methane number.

New easy-to-use calculator helps overcome quality issues, protect engines and support wider adoption of LNG as a fuel.

LNG cluster develops a unique platform of knowledge

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.

MARENER 2017 - International Conference on Maritime Energy Management

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).

Klaipedos Nafta expands cooperation with Norwegians

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.

20 LNG trucks in Spain!

The Spanish Alimerka recently acquired 20 liquefied natural gas-fueled Scania trucks to its transport fleet.

LNG dredger will start operations in Rotterdam in 2018!

New LNG-powered vessel to start dredging in port of Rotterdam in 2018.