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Shipping firm Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) has launched a new LNG-fuelled ferry and completed first bunkering operations at its SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Fuelling specialist and developer LNG Gorskaya is to build an LNG bunker station in the port of Mõntu, in western Estonia.

South Korean utility Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) is to invest US$9 million to develop LNG bunkering infrastructure at Tongyeong, in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Energy investment company Risco Energy Group has signed a joint venture agreement with fuelling specialist Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific (AG&P) to develop small to mid-scale LNG terminals and supply chains across the Indonesian Archipelago.

Shipping firm DEPA and ferry operator Attica Holdings have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study the use of LNG fuel to power passenger ships in Europe.

A consortium consisting of ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (BSM) and Calor Gas has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Orkney Islands Council to develop LNG fuelling solutions in the northerly UK and North Sea region.

Vessel design firm LMG Marin is to design the first LNG-fuelled ferry to operate in the Mediterranean Sea.

Thursday, 01 December 2016

Authorities at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands have opened a new dedicated berth for LNG bunker vessels.

Innovative approaches to the development of small- to mid-scale fuelling infrastructure is vital for LNG to become the fuel of choice in future, Derek Thomas, head of advanced research at AG&P told LNG Fuelling.

The PERFECt fuel consortium has moved into its second phase of development exploring the use of combined gas and steam turbine (cogas) systems for container vessels and expects to deliver detailed results by mid-2017.

LNG equipment manufacturer Cryostar has announced the provision of a complete LNG solution for two fuelling station in France operated by industrial gas supplier Air Liquide.

Shipping firm Pasha Hawaii is to expand its fleet with two newbuild LNG-fuelled vessels.

French energy firm Engie is to partner with Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä to develop a variety of solutions for LNG fuelling and distribution.

Authorities at the Port of Barcelona have announced plans to boost the use of LNG as a transport fuel at the port.

News Nudges

Cochin Eyes role as LNG bunker hub

The port of Cochin in India is reportedly set to develop its role as a global bunker destination, according to discussion held at the International Bunkering Conference. Authorites at the Cochin Port Trust and the Indian Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax department discussed challenges in “bunker sales and bunkering business” in India and hailed the Cochin Port model for its promotion of LNG bunkering trade. The Port Trust also called for further facilitation of floating bunker storage. Located on the Laccadive Sea, Cochin Port is a major Indian Ocean port and one of the largest ports in India.


Engie, AES sign LNG joint venture

Fuel specialists ENGIE AND AES have entered a joint venture to market and sell LNG to third parties in Central America. The venture operate via the Costa Norte LNG terminal in Colón, Panama. The terminal is currently under construction and is jointly owned by AES and Inversiones Bahía. It will have capacity of approximately 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum. ‘This joint venture further strengthens the joint marketing agreement signed by Engie and AES late last year, whereby both groups agreed to jointly market LNG in the Caribbean, from AES’ Andres regasification facility in the Dominican Republic,’ Engie said in a statement.