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Danish knowledge and competence centre Maersk Maritime Technology is to take a more active role in setting new standards for LNG use as a fuel as it explores the role…
Preparations for the deployment of pilot LNG fuelling technology is currently underway by partners behind the Connect2LNG project,  ahead of a June roll out.
Dutch port authority Zeeland Seaports has launched a pilot project for the bunkering of LNG at the port of Vlissingen in in the southwest of the Netherlands.
Energy majors Qatargas, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Shell have signed a deal to develop LNG fuelling infrastructure in the Middle East in a move that is expected to…
Dutch firm Rederij Doeksen, or Royal Doeksen, has contracted shipbuilder and engineering firm Strategic Marine to build two LNG-fuelled aluminium catamarans using new single-fuel LNG propulsion technology.
Thursday, 21 April 2016
French LNG membrane containment specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has signed a technical assistance and license deal with Filipino industrial group Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company (AG&P) .
Multinational industrial group BOC has announced plans to install an LNG refuelling station for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) in the north of England.
Dutch fuel merchant Rolande LNG has opened a new LNG refueling station at Nieuwegein in the Dutch province of Utrecht, its fifth in the country.
Australian oil and gas company Woodside Energy has signed a five-year charter agreement that will deliver the first LNG-powered marine support vessels to the country.
The European Commission has ruled in favour of plans by Finnish authorities to invest €28 million to build a small scale LNG terminal at Hamina, on Finland’s southeast coast.
International certification body and classification society DNV GL has launched a new intelligence portal designed to boost the uptake of LNG as a ship fuel and help share market data.
French multinational electric utility Engie has announced plans to invest up to €100 million to promote natural gas as a fuel for trucks in Europe by 2020.
Development of a major LNG bunkering facility at the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark has got underway following approval for all partners in the EU-financed Nordic Maritime Hub project.
Thursday, 07 April 2016
Malaysian oil & gas services provider SapuraKencana GE (SKGE) has signed a long term maintenance contract with national energy company Petroliam Nasional Bhd or Petronas, for two forthcoming floating LNG…

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.