In this issue


International certification agency Bureau Veritas is to class the first container vesselas LNG fuelled, following a fuel conversion process on its engines.
Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä is to provide LNG-fuelled engines and ancillary equipment for four newbuild Swedish tankers.
Polish energy firms Grupa Lotos and Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG) have delivered 120,000 litres of LNG as bunker fuel for sea trails of the platform supply vessel Siem…
Japanese technology developer Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) have signed a joint development project with technical services firm Lloyd’s Register (LR) to collaborate on…
Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian gas major Gazprom to cooperate in LNG bunkering studies.
Finnish gas firm Gasum Oy is to collaborate with equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä to develop the “utilization and distribution” of LNG fuel in marine and land markets.
Thursday, 08 September 2016
The first LNG bunkering operation at the Port of Gothenburg has been completed successfully, with the tanker Ternsund refuelling near the island of Fotö at the entrance to the port.
Software developer Kongsberg Digital is to develop a simulator tool for ship operators to train staff on the use of LNG as a fuel.
Thursday, 08 September 2016
U.S. shipping company Matson has signed a contract with General Dynamics NASSCO to build two new dual-fuel LNG-ready cargo vessels for its Hawaii fleet.
Shipping and energy standards agency DNV GL is to undertake a new market study into the European LNG market, as part of EU efforts to develop a continent-wide network of…
The European Commission has published new projections for fuel consumption that predict LNG fuelling is set to account for 10% of international maritime bunkering by 2050.
Energy firm Shell has signed an agreement with the government of Gibraltar to construct a small-scale regasification unit in Gibraltar to supply LNG fuel to a nearby power station.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
LNG fuelling specialist Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific (AG&P) has announced a “major investment” in Korean engineering and design firm Gas Entec.
Japanese technology developer Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has developed a prototype expandable LNG tank for storing fuel aboard maritime vessels and plans to launch the product commercially.

News Nudges

GTT to deliver Chengda tanks

French LNG specialist GTT is to design two very large Membrane Full Containment LNG storage tanks for China Chengda Engineering as part of a cooperation agreement related to the Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal. The order includes two membrane storage tanks, each with a net capacity of 220,000 cubci metres and fitted with GST technology. “This order for two more LNG storage tanks further confirms that GTT's Membrane full containment technology is becoming a reference solution for LNG land storage tanks due to its efficiency, competitiveness, safety and low environmental footprint,” Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. GTT will deliver the tanks in the second quarter of 2024 to the Tianjin south port Industrial Zone in China.

Hudong-Zhonghua finalises Marseille-Fos bunker vessel

The first LNG bunker vessel to be deployed in a French homeport has been launched in China, following completion of construction at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard. The vessel is being built on behalf of joint venture partners TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and will be deployed at the Port of Marseille-Fos, Southern France following sea trial off the coast of Shanghai. “We are excited to be at the forefront of making LNG bunkering capabilities readily available in France and the Mediterranean region,” said Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels at TotalEnergies. “With shipping’s accelerating transition to this cleaner marine fuel, we look forward to providing our customers with another major European hub for their LNG bunkering needs.” The vessel will have a capacity of 18,600 cubic metres and is expected to enter operation in Marseille-Fos by the end of the year.

HAM opens Navalmanzano LLNG station

HAM Group has opened a new LNG fuelling station in Segovia, Spain. The BENITO gas station was installed in one day in Navalmanzano and features integrated dispenser and payment terminal connected to a tank with capacity for 80 cubic metres of LNG. The station allows heavy vehicles and all types of trucks to refuel with LNG. “It keeps the liquid subcooled and adapts immediately to the optimal temperature of the different brands: Iveco, Scania or Volvo, allowing fast and safe refuelling with an innovative nozzle, designed by HAM, with a “nofrost” system and a double anchoring and closing system, in order to avoid leaks, liquid losses and facilitate its disconnection without emitting gas into the air,” a spokesperson for the firm said.