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Thursday, 13 August 2020
Free ReadFinnish gas specialist Gasum has strengthened its gas filling station network, adding capacity for heavy-duty transport refuelling with a new station in Lieto. The station, located in Eteläkaari 1 on…
Fuel supplier Petronet has announced plans to commence a new LNG supply business, supporting LNG refuelling capability across India.
The world’s first LNG-fuelled research vessel has completed bunkering in Germany, refuelling near Berne.
Fuelling specialist Chart Industries has signed an agreement with upstream oil and gas group Risco Energy to supply fuelling stations and LNG equipment for gas-to-power infrastructure in Indonesia.
Free ReadSohar Port and Freezone in Oman has announced plans to develop major new LNG infrastructure as it joins cross-sector coalition SEA\LNG. Sohar is the first Middle Eastern port member of…
Finnish gas specialist Gasum has partnered with Rotterdam-based shipping group Samskip to bunker LNG in Risavika, Norway.
A joint venture of transport and gas specialists has launched a two-month trial to use liquefied biogas (LBG) for truck transportation between Denmark and Sweden.
Free ReadAuthorities in Western Australia have launched an initiative to create an international LNG fuelling hub in the Pilbara region. The Western Australia government is leading a push to establish the…
Shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has secured a deal to fabricate two LNG-fuelled Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC), valued at more than US$209 million.
Engineering firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries has launched the first LNG bunkering vessel in Japan, signalling a push to switch marine transport to LNG in the country.
Authorities in the Guangdong province of China have signed an agreement to develop new LNG infrastructure and lead major retrofitting of vessels across the region.
Free ReadBunkering joint venture FueLNG has launched Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel at Keppel Nantong Shipyard. The new vessel features capacity of 7,5000 cubic metres and will be the first vessel…
Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) has signed an agreement with Pavilion Energy to deliver LNG storage and reload services on Jurong Island, Singapore.
Renewable developer BayWa Energy has partnered with Volkswagen Group to launch a new LNG filling station for trucks in Wolfsburg, Germany.

News Nudges

UECC assigns LNG-fuelled PCTC to new North Sea route

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched a new North Sea service, announcing plans to deploy one of its two new multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid vessels on the route. The new service will connect the ports of Zeebrugge, Esbjerg, Gothenburg and Drammen on a weekly basis. It will initially be served by the pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) Minchah before being replaced by a new LNG-fuelled PCTC currently under construction. “UECC is very pleased to launch this new North Sea service, and finally adding Denmark to our pan European short sea shipping network, as well as adding Gothenburg as our third port of call in Sweden in addition to our existing service to Malmo and Wallhamn, enabling us to provide our customers with a wider ranging sustainable product” Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of UECC, said.


GTT to design fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels

Naval engineering group Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has secured an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design cryogenic fuel tanks for four LNG-fuelled container vessels. The deal will see GTT supply Mark III membrane containment technology, for the mid-size container vessels which are scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth quarter of 2024. “In addition to the engineering services and technical assistance at the shipyard, GTT will assist the operator throughout every step of its first LNG-fuelled projects (commissioning of the LNG tank, first LNG bunkering operations, specific LNG operations and maintenance of the vessels). Moreover, GTT will provide LNG training for the crews, supported by its proprietary G-Sim® training simulator, which replicates the future LNG operations of the vessels,” a spokesperson for GTT said.


UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry reaches Bilbao

The UK’s first LNG-fuelled ferry has completed its maiden voyage to Bilbao, bunkering for the first time at the LNG refuelling station at the Spanish port. The Salamanca is operated by Brittany Ferries and is the first LNG-powered vessel to join its fleet. “LNG-powered ships like Salamanca are a clear statement of our commitment to the future and to fleet renewal,” Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries, said. “Salamanca is capable of running on future fuels like e-methane or bio-methane if these become available in volume. Either has the potential to cut carbon footprint significantly, in addition to the cleaner air that LNG-power brings from day one.” The Salamanca will make two voyages from Portsmouth to Bilbao per week as well as a weekly return voyage to Cherbourg in France.