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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. 
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Maritime fuelling consortium Gas4Sea has been selected by Norwegian energy group Statoil as LNG marine fuel supplier at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
Free ReadEngineering firm Bakker Sliedrecht is to supply power packages for the world’s first LNG-fuelled offshore installation vessel, Orion.  The multipurpose vessel will feature a Class 3 Dynamic Positioning (DP3) system…
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…
Free ReadJoint venture bunker specialist FueLNG has completed the first commercial truck-to-ship LNG bunkering in Singapore for the Floating Liquefaction (FLNG) vessel, Hilli Episeyo.  The bunker transfer operation was carried out…
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. 
Free ReadSwedish coupling manufacturer and supplier MannTek has announced a lighter and safer LNG bunkering system, that promises to reduce weight by up to 50%.  The novel system has successfully completed…
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. 
Terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta has commenced operations at its LNG distribution station at the port of Klaipėda in Lithuania. 
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Free ReadRussian energy major Gazprom has signed a framework agreement with Japanese multinational Mitsui & Co to collaborate on LNG bunkering in the Sea of Japan. The two firms will invest…

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.