In this issue

 

A consortium of  energy, shipping and mining companies has launched a joint study into the commercial feasibility of using LNG to fuel future Capesize bulk carriers. 

Cryogenic equipment manufacturer ARTA is to progress plans for an LNG bunkering system in partnership with shipping firm MSC. The system follows over twelve months of research and analysis by ARTA and MSC subsidiary, MSC Cruises. 

Power equipment manufacturer MAN is to deliver a marine LNG fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) and auxiliary equipment for an Italian ferry, currently under construction at Sefine Shipyard in Turkey. 

The German ports of Rostock and Brunsbüttel have completed first LNG fuelling operations for vessels as part of a strategy to develop both locations into bunkering hubs. 

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Engineering firm Houlder has signed a memorandum of understanding with LNG transfer specialist KLAW to collaborate on the development of new “hybrid” bunkering and fuel transmission solutions. 

LNG fuelling specialist Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific  (AG&P) expects the LNG bunkering sector in India to present ‘significant opportunities’ for growth and has announced a new agreement with developer Hindustan LNG to build infrastructure in the East Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh, India. 

Thursday, 09 February 2017

German maritime solutions firm Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) in partnership with engineering support services firm Babcock has announced plans to construct a new design LNG bunkering vessel. 

Authorities at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium have commissioned a second jetty at the port’s LNG terminal and berthed the first  LNG carrier for commercial loading. 

LNG fuelling specialist firm Axègaz has concluded two separate funding rounds totaling €8.5 million to support the firm’s growth. Most recently, global trading house Gunvor Group invested €1 million while French public sector institution Caisse des Dépôts and 123Venture invested €7.5 million at the end of 2016. 

Hong Kong-based investment holding company China LNG has signed a letter of intent with Chu Kong Shipping to cooperate in the construction of LNG refueling docks, LNG refueling stations and LNG storage facilities in the Pearl River Delta, China. 

Engineering and technology group Sener is to present a new design LNG bunkering vessel later this month that promises to deliver bunkering capacity of 8,000 cubic metres. 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Shipping firm BC Ferries has taken delivery of its new LNG-fuelled vessel Salish Orca in British Columbia, Canada. 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Shipping line Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL) has awarded a contract to engineering firm Wallace Stone for design and development work to support its newbuild  LNG-powered ferry, Skye Triangle. 

Power engineering firm Dresser-Rand has commissioned its first micro-scale LNGo production solution, paving the way for wider uptake of LNG-fuelled vehicles in “rough terrain or remote regions”. 

News Nudges

GTT signs services agreement with Teekay

French cryogenic membrane designer Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has signed a Technical Service Agreement with shipping firm Teekay. The agreement covers 23 vessels equipped with the GTT technologies Mark III and NO96. "Teekay holds one of the major LNG fleets in the world which will reach about 40 vessels by 2019. To assist our clients in the efficient operations of their LNGCs throughout the years, we provide them solutions to fit their new requirements, particularly by proposing tests which can be performed in operation without dry-docking", Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. Under the agreement GTT will offer Teekay access to its Hotline Emergency Assistance & Response Service (HEARS) advisory and optimization service.