In this issue


The fourth 174,000 cu m Arc7 LNGC ‘Eduard Toll’ recently arrived at Sabetta on the Yamal Peninsula to load a gas cargo. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thailand’s PTT LNG has awarded Tokyo Gas Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co, a project management consultancy contract to build the Nong Fab LNG terminal.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

There have been a spate of newbuildings delivered recently. 

Engineering group Harris Pye has opened an office in Busan, South Korea.

Following an approach by Baltic Exchange member shipbroking companies involved in LNG, the organisation has formed the Baltic LNG Panellists Group.

Gasunie LNG Holding, Oiltanking and Vopak LNG Holding are to form a joint venture - German LNG Terminal GmbH.To attract interest from the market and to gain detailed insight in customer demand, an ‘Open Season’ was launched on 17th January, 2018. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hamburg-based Schulte Group is to acquire 100% of the shares in LNGC shipmanager PRONAV. 

Cheniere Energy subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing has signed an LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Trafigura. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

GasLog Partners is looking to raise up to $97 mill by selling shares to finance future fleet expansion.

Towards the end of October last year, Teekay’s Shell chartered newbuilding LNGC ‘Macoma’ became the first vessel to be assigned a full set of DNV GL digitally signed electronic class and statutory certificates.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

TMS Cardiff Gas has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to build a 174,000 cu m LNGC fitted with XDF propulsion.The contract includes an option for a second vessel, the Greek-based owner said. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

BMT and Metocean Services International (MSI) have been jointly awarded a contract by Gastrade to deploy an environmental monitoring system (EMS) for its FSRU.In addition, MSI will be developed to be used for the design of the offshore moored FSRU and the subsea pipeline to the shore. 

Gulf Publishing Company has made several enhancements to its Energy Web Atlas (EWA) applications. 

Summit Power International’s (SPI) subsidiary, Summit LNG Terminal, has awarded a 15-year contract to PSA Marine Bangladesh, a subsidiary of PSA Marine.Under the contract, PSA Marine Bangladesh will provide berthing, mooring, pilot and personnel transfer services to LNGCs calling at Summit LNG FSRU terminal, which has three escort tugs, one fast crew boat and one offshore supply vessel. 

News Nudges

MOL takes over Europe manning agency

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has acquired Dutch manning agency Azalea Maritime, which has been renamed MOL Maritime (Europe). This move will enhance the provision of top-quality seafarers for MOL-operated LNG carriers and tankers, the company said. Operating as a manning agency, MOL Maritime (Europe) will continue to support MOL’s operations from the Netherlands, while using Azalea Maritime’s experience with European seafarers and knowhow of the manning business, MOL said.

Teekay LNG Partners declares distribution

Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners LP has declared a cash distribution of $0.14 per unit for the quarter ended 31st December, 2017. The cash distribution is payable on 9th February, 2018 to all unitholders of record on 2nd February, 2018, Teekay LNG said.

Angola LNG production problem leads to tender cancellation

A production issue affecting Chevron’s Angola LNG export facility has led to the cancellation of a tender to sell a spot cargo that was due to recently load. Angola LNG has sent a notice to traders advising them of the production issue. “On behalf of Angola LNG Limited, ALM formally advises you that Angola LNG Tender Number 0065 for the offer of a single cargo, through competitive tender, has been withdrawn,” the notice said, Reuters reported. “This tender cancellation is due to a minor problem at the Soyo plant that has impacted production. This problem is now being remedied.” Angola LNG had originally launched a tender to sell a cargo loading on 10th-11th January.

Pertamina delivers first LNG cargo to FSRU

Indonesia's government controlled PT Pertamina has confirmed that the first LNG cargo has been delivered to the Nusantara Regas’ Nusantara FSRU located in Jakarta Bay. The LNGC ‘LNG Aquarius’ shipped the LNG gas cargo on 4th January.