In this issue


Specialist LNG firm Skangas has completed the first synchronised cool down and bunkering operation to switch a vessel from diesel to LNG at sea, at Danafjord outside Gothenburg. 

Energy major Shell has signed a long-term agreement with shipping line Siem Car Carriers to supply LNG for two newbuild vessels. 

Trains running on the Obskaya-Bovanenkovo railway in the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, Russia are set to become some of the first to be powered by LNG. 

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Maritime fuelling consortium Gas4Sea has been selected by Norwegian energy group Statoil as LNG marine fuel supplier at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands. 

Engineering firm Bakker Sliedrecht is to supply power packages for the world’s first LNG-fuelled offshore installation vessel, Orion

Finnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä has installed the world’s first hybrid energy storage solution for an offshore vessel, combining a battery pack with LNG-fuelled engines. 

Danish gas specialist Kosan Crisplant has announced a mobile LNG refuelling system designed to provide high-capacity bunkering on an ad hoc basis. 

The management board of Polish natural gas transmission system operator Gaz-System has issued recommendations for the planned extension of the Świnoujście LNG Terminal, including a new loading berth for LNG bunker vessels. 

Joint venture bunker specialist FueLNG has completed the first commercial truck-to-ship LNG bunkering in Singapore for the Floating Liquefaction (FLNG) vessel, Hilli Episeyo. 

Infrastructure developer Okra Energy has installed Peru’s first small-scale LNG facility, paving the way for first bunkering of the fuel in the country. 

Russian shipping firm Sovcomflot has signed an agreement with state oil firm Rosneft to operate five newbuild LNG-fuelled tankers. 

Standards agency Lloyd’s Register has approved designs by Korean shipyard Hyundai Mipo for an LNG vessel cargo handling system. 

Swedish coupling manufacturer and supplier MannTek has announced a lighter and safer LNG bunkering system, that promises to reduce weight by up to 50%. 

The use of LNG as a fuel for shipping is set to grow as natural gas becomes the world’s primary energy source by 2035, according to standards agency DNV GL. 

News Nudges

Cryonorm to deliver Liqvis LNG fuelling stations

LNG developer Cryonorm Systems has received an order from Liqvis Germany, a subsidiary of Uniper, to install two public LNG fuelling stations in Germany. The agreement covers turnkey supply and installation of two public LNG fuelling stations that will include dual dispensers and will be capable of refuelling up to 100 vehicles per day. “This is a milestone for both companies” Jos Glorie, business development director at Cryonorm Systems, said, adding that the new stations have been developed to meet customer requirements and all international standards as well as applicable local German regulations. Both stations will be equipped with Cryonorm saturation on the fly units and data transfer modules based on GSM 3/4G Ethernet in order to access the control system from remote. They will be fully shop pre-fabricated and transportable.

Rotterdam, Pitpoint Plan Dordrecht LNG bunkering

Authorities at the Port of Rotterdam are reportedly planning to develop a new multi-fuel bunker station at Dordrecht Inland Seaport. The proposed facility would provide LNG, CNG, hydrogen, electricity and biodiesel, for ships, trucks and commercial vehicles and would be located on Duivelseiland, an island at the confluence of the Oude Maas, Dordtse Kil and Beneden Merwede in Dordrecht “The realisation of a multifuel bunker station reflects the Port of Rotterdam’s commitment to play a pioneering role, as the administrator of the biggest port in Europe, in energy transition within Europe. In this way, we will encourage the use of LNG as an alternative to fuel oil in shipping”, believes Ronald Paul, COO for the Port of Rotterdam. Gas infrastructure specialist Pitpoint.LNG has signed a letter of intent with the port and will now explore feasibility for the project.