In this issue

 

Wespact Midstream, Vancouver LLC has invited public comment online at the website of the BC Environmental Assessment office on its plan to build a marine jetty for berthing and transferring…
Titan LNG, the Dutch LNG supplier for the industrial and shipping sector, and Dutch small scale LNG technology company Osomo Projects have signed a partnership agreement to build the first…
LNG truck manufacturer Iveco has plans to shift its dealership structure, creating new dutch-foucssed business from next year, Iveco NLS BV, responsible for sales and marketing operations related Iveco Iveco…
The new studies, performed by DNV GL, focus on the technical, safety and operational risk aspects of LNG bunkering, as well as loading and unloading.
HM Government of Gibraltar has clarified that current LNG plans are only for power a facility only, and future LNG bunkering plans remain “some way away” from fruition.
Deltamarin has signed a €2 million contract to design the world’s first dual-fuelled , LNG handysize bulk carriers. Two ships will be constructed for the Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping, potentailly…
The Dutch govenrment-funded STW Technology Foundation awarded an LNG project with a grant of €3.45 million, one of five projects awarded within the STW Perspective program according to National LNG…
Grain LNG terminal in Kent, UK, National Grid’s commercial LNG terminal, publicly opened an LNG tanker truck loading facility on November 11th for distributing LNG to tanker trucks.
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The Northwestern US city of Tacoma will undertake improvements ahead of building utility Puget Sound Energy’s $275 million LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Tacoma.
Future LNG-fuelled Con-Ro owner and LNG exporter, Crowley Maritime has been granted approval by the US and Canadian energy regulators to import LNG from Canada.
Germany’s short sea containership owner Nordic Hamburg has ordered four dual-fuel tank container ships from Chinese shipyard Huatai Heavy Industries in Jiangsu Province, Chinese website SoShip reported.
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Estonian shipping group Tallink has agreed a sale and charter back for fast ferry, “Superstar” delivered 2008, to finance a new dual-fuel LNG fast ferry.
Lithuanian state-owned utility Klaipedos Nafta has partnered on LNG bunkering rules with the Iberian association of natural gas for mobility (GASNAM) ahead of 2017 bunkering start up.
Brodosplit has cut steel on a four dual-fuelled box ship order, with each ship having a capacity of 2,000 TEU.

News Nudges

Excelerate, Equinor complete first STS LNG transfer in Bahamas

Fuel specialist Excelerate Energy and oil and gas major Equinor Energy have completed the first ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in The Bahamas. The bunkering operation was carried out between Excelerate's floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Exemplar and Equinor's LNG carrier Arctic Voyager. "Excelerate conducted the industry's first commercial STS transfer of LNG in 2007, and since then, STS transfers have been completed and proven safe in a wide range of environments, now including The Bahamas. This new STS location allows us to provide additional commercial flexibility to our customers and respond to prompt market needs in a safe and reliable manner,” Daniel Bustos, Excelerate's Chief Commercial Officer, said. The procedure involved transfer of a full LNG cargo, with fuel transferred using a double-banked LNG transfer system while the vessels were moored at Equinor's South Riding Point storage and transshipment terminal. To date, Excelerate has successfully transferred over 170,900,000 cubic meters of LNG using its STS protocol, with over 1,300 involving third-party vessels.


Algeciras plans LNG bunkering expansion

Authorities at the Port of Algeciras in Spain have announced plans to expand LNG bunkering operations as it forecasts that demand for LNG, from vessels operating in the Strait of Gibraltar, will hit approximately 1.8 million cubic meters by 2030. Speaking at the recent CORE LNGas Hive Conference III, general director of the Port Authority of Algeciras (APBA), José Luis Hormaechea, highlighted the important role the port intends to play in the supply picture. The commitment follows an agreement with utility company Gas Natural Fenosa for LNG supply to the port of Algeciras, with an option to extend to all peninsular ports.


Klaipėda announces LNG Forum

Authorities at the port of Klaipėda are to host an LNG forum as part of a drive to cement the port’s position as an LNG distribution and technology development centre serving the Baltic Sea region. An estimated 200 participants from Lithuania and abroad have registered for the event over the course of two days. The Port of Klaipėda is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania.