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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.
Shipping line Stena Bulk has unveiled plans for a prototype product and chemical tanker, capable of running on LNG and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25%.
Free ReadThe Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) in Western Australia has signed the country’s first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services licenses with engineering firm Woodside Energy.  The PPA executed non-exclusive licences with Woodside…
Thursday, 18 June 2020
The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued two new bunker supplier licenses, including provisions for dual-fuelled bunker barges
Nordic energy group Gasum has completed the first LNG bunkering operations for the vessel Sleipnir, the largest semi-submersible crane vessel in the world.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Free ReadStandards agency DNV GL has launched a new online bunkering platform for LNG, designed to streamline the process from purchasing to delivery. The FuelBoss system provides a single common platform…
Fuelling systems specialist Alternoil has commissioned the largest LNG vehicle fuelling station in Europe, near the city of Bakum in Germany.
Developers of an LNG terminal project in Northern Germany have completed the pre-qualification process to select tenders, paving the way for a final decision within the coming months.
Finnish state-owned gas company Gasum has completed the 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation from its vessel Coralius.

News Nudges

Helsinki expands LNG truck refuelling

Authorities at the port of Helsinki in Finland have expanded LNG bunkering capabilities with the launch of new truck-to-ship operations at the Hanasaari terminal. First bunkering operations were carried out by fuel supplier Eesti Gaas with the bulk carriers Viikki and Haaga refuelled in cooperation with operator ESL Shipping. “LNG will replace the diesel fuel used so far as a marine fuel, as a result of which we will have cleaner air and the Baltic Sea… In addition to new passenger ships, new cargo ships are also increasingly switching to LNG technology,” Kalev Reiljan, member of the management board at Eesti Gaas, said. Eesti Gaas is 67% owned by investment company Infortar and includes subsidiaries AS EG Ehitus, which designs and builds gas networks, and distribution service provider AS Gaasivõrgud.


Gothenburg plans liquefied CO2 fuel

A joint venture partnership in Gothenburg, Sweden, is preparing new infrastructure to develop the world’s first liquefied carbon dioxide bunkering technology. The proposed solution will use gas received from carbon capture and storage technology and could compliment LNG as a fuel source at the port as part of an energy transition that is driving the uptake of gas a replacement transport fuel. The CinfraCap project is a joint venture between Göteborg Energi, Nordion Energi, Preem, St1, Renova, and Gothenburg Port Authority. “We must speed up the process if we are to achieve our climate goals and collaboration is the best way forward. We expect to be able to transport two million tonnes of captured carbon dioxide per year from our quayside facility and to do so we must have an efficient infrastructure,” said Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive and one of the parties involved in the joint CinfraCap infrastructure project.