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Thursday, 14 December 2017
Marine transportation and fuel storage specialist Teekay Offshore has declared options with Samsung Heavy Industries for the construction of two LNG-fuelled tankers. 
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Scandinavian fuel supplier Skangas has signed an agreement with the UK’s National Grid for provision of LNG via the Isle of Grain import terminal. 
Free ReadFuelling specialists LIQAL and Technical Services Group (TSG) have signed a partnership for the resale and servicing of LNG fuelling systems for road transport.  The deal will see Netherlands-based LIQAL…
Cryogenic membrane containment developer GTT and technology group Wärtsilä have finalized a cooperation agreement to explore potential business opportunities in relation to LNG for the marine sector. 
Maritime services firm KVH Videotel has launched an LNG bunkering training course designed to teach crew and port staff best practice to conduct bunkering processes safely. 
Uptake of LNG as a fuel for shipping has so far proven slower than expected but is now primed to accelerate, according to the latest research from standards agency DNV…
Thursday, 30 November 2017
Free ReadThe Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presided over the launch of the UK’s first LNG passenger ferry on the Clyde in Scotland.  The 102-metre, roll-on/roll-off vehicle passenger ferry has…
Thursday, 30 November 2017
Malaysian oil major Petronas has signed an agreement with Argo Engineering and Eastport Marine to provide LNG services in Labuan, Malaysia.
The French government has backed a strategy that places LNG at the centre of maritime policy and focuses on new energy solutions to improve competitivity of the country’s ports.
Free ReadCruise ship operator Carnival Corporation has signed an LNG supply deal with Shell for two next-generation cruise ships as it hailed the fuel as the “technology of the future”.  The…
Finnish equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä is to supply control systems and storage solutions for a new LNG-fuelled articulated tug barge (ATB) on behalf of fuel specialist Q-LNG.
Engineering firm Rolls-Royce has unveiled designs for a hybrid luxury yacht powered by LNG and attendant bunkering barge featuring advanced ship intelligence.
Shipping line CMA CGM has announced that nine new ultra-large vessels - the largest containerships ever built – will be fuelled by LNG. 
Free ReadTransportation and logistics firm Tote has contracted engineering firm MAN Diesel & Turbo to retrofit two vessels for LNG operation.  After-sales division MAN PrimeServ will carry out the work to…

News Nudges

2021 a ‘defining year’ for LNG

Research consultancy Wood Mackenzie predicts that 2021 will be a ‘defining year’ for the LNG industry as policymakers drive forward change around the globe. “Decarbonising natural gas will become a strategic priority for the gas industry,” Massimo Di Odoardo, vice president at Wood Mackenzie, said. “Following a raft of LNG project cancellations last year, current high prices will have emboldened LNG developers. However, for new projects to be developed, contract activity will need to pick up. Buyers will be looking to assess their portfolio requirements and just how comfortable they are in committing for new long-term firm LNG vs increasing their spot market exposure.”


Titan, NYK sign Green Zeebrugge charter agreement

Fuel specialist Titan LNG and shipping firm NYK Line have signed a charter agreement for the LNG bunker vessel Green Zeebrugge. The agreement will see Titan LNG charter the vessel from February for the bunkering of LNG in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. “We are excited to announce the chartering of the Green Zeebrugge. January has proven exceptionally busy, underlining the timeliness of our decision to secure this additional capacity. Titan LNG carried out seven LNG operations during one weekend, three of which were to large crude shuttle tankers from Equinor, a term contract partner of Titan’s. Using the Green Zeebrugge we were able to ensure safe and timely deliveries to all the vessels,” Michael Schaap, Commercial Director at Titan LNG, commented.


Venice LNG facility gains approval

Authorities in Italy’s Veneto Region have approved plans for the construction and operation of a new LNG terminal and bunkering infrastructure. Supported by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and co-financed by the European Commission under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) initiative the Venice LNG Facility represents €18.5 million investment and is expected to include significant LNG bunkering infrastructure.


Wärtsilä Extends Golar dual-fuel maintenance agreement

Engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has signed a agreement with Golar Management Norway for maintenance on 16 dual-fuel LNG carriers. The five-year extension contract includes four vessels with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and two with 34DF and Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines. “We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Wärtsilä with this service agreement extension. Wärtsilä’s digital remote support capabilities have proved to be of great value for us, saving both time and costs by often eliminating the need to have service people sent onboard in person.” Øistein Dahl, Managing Director of Golar Management Norway, said. The agreement includes dynamic maintenance planning and asset diagnostics, under a predictive maintenance strategy and is complimented by round-the-clock remote support and advice from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres.