In this issue


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Haugesund-based Knutsen OAS Shipping has ordered four MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines fitted with exhaust gas recirculation systems (EGR) for two newbuilding 180,000 cu.m LNGCs. 

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for a floating LNG power plant and FSRU design concept developed by Japan’s Chiyoda Corp. 

The allocation of capacity for the regasification and storage bundled service concerning the months of August and September for OLT Offshore LNG Toscana was successfully completed.

A deck officer suffered severe head injuries when he was struck by a parted HMPE mooring rope during a berthing operation of the LNGC ‘Zarga’ at South Hook LNG terminal, Milford Haven on 2nd May, 2015. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

GTT has received an order from Samsung Heavy Industries to fit a containment system on a new FLNG.  

Thursday, 08 June 2017

In the aftermath of the diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states with Qatar, the UAE port of Fujairah has banned all calls by Qatari-flagged ships, plus any vessels arriving or sailing from Qatari ports. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has confirmed that the delivery of the LNGC ‘CESI Beihai’ from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding took place in Shanghai on 1st June. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has approved a long-term application to export LNG from the first US offshore project - Delfin LNG. 

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is to modify its current tolls structure, including fees for LNGC transits. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017

Despite showing some improvement over the previous quarter, the shipping market remained weak in the first quarter of this year, Golar LNG said in its first quarter results presentation. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017

GTT and Russian-based Zvezda shipyard have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build LNGCs in Russia. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017

According to the MoU, the parties will pursue strategic co-operation in developing small-scale LNG projects in Europe, in developing LNG marketing in Europe and Latin America, optimising LNG logistics, as well as other potential projects involving LNG. 

Höegh LNG Partners has reported an increase in total timecharter revenues up to $35.1 mill for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $21.7 mill for 1Q16. 

Thursday, 08 June 2017

Oslo-listed Flex LNG has signed contracts for six new LNGCs, the company’s CEO recently told Reuters. 

News Nudges

DSME to postpone LNGC deliveries

According to a South Korean stock exchange filing, Daewoo said it was close to postponing the deliveries of two LNGCs ordered by European interests. The vessels were originally due to be handed over by the end of this year.

Traders short listed for two import terminals

Bangladesh has short listed commodity traders Trafigura and Gunvor to arrange the installation of two FLNG import terminals in 2018. “Trafigura and Gunvor have been short listed out of 13 companies for two 200 mill cu ft per day LNG import terminals,” a director at state-run energy firm Petrobangla’s LNG division told Reuters. Petrobangla will hold talks with the companies and deals will then be finalised, he added. It was believed Bangladesh needs the terminals to be in place in 2018, the newswire said. Gunvor will use an FSRU barge provided by EXMAR, which will fit the shallow water conditions at Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh where both terminals will be located, sources told Reuters.

GAIL takes LNGC for three years

Indian state-owned energy company GAIL is believed to be close to chartering a TOTAL operated, Teekay owned, LNGC. The charter was thought to be for three years and the vessel will be used to ship LNG from the US beginning January, 2018.