In this issue


The Canadian Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) has played a key role in the Énergie Saguenay project, spearheaded by GNL Québec.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
The PNG LNG project co-venturers have entered into a mid-term LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Unipec Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinopec, for the supply of LNG commencing…
Golar LNG Limited has received a firm $700 mill underwritten financing commitment for the FLNG ‘Gimi’.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Free ReadGTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) reported a drop in consolidated revenue of 8.2% for the first quarter of this year.  The consolidated revenue was €58.9 mill, compared with €64.2 mill in…
South Korean LNG project development company, EPIK has signed an agreement with Australian construction company Watpac to provide design, engineering and construction services for the Newcastle LNG FSRU import terminal…
Burckhardt Compression is to fit its patented Laby compressors on 30,000 cu m LNGC newbuilding to be operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping. 
ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to two new gas carrier designs from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.
Free ReadWärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement aimed at establishing a more efficient solution for LNGCs and shuttle tankers. This agreement was signed…
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and GTT have signed a co-operation agreement for LNG transportation.
At a recent presentation attended by LNG SN, Poten & Partners said that the LNGC contracts market was changing with several soon to expire. 
Thursday, 04 April 2019
Free ReadSempra Energy’s subsidiary Energía Costa Azul (ECA) LNG has received two US Department of Energy (DOE) authorisations to export US produced natural gas to Mexico and to re-export liquefied natural…
Ocean LNG Limited, majority owned by Qatar Petroleum, will be responsible for the offtake and marketing of all the LNG to be produced and exported from the Golden Pass LNG…
Thursday, 04 April 2019
NextDecade Corp has signed a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Shell for the supply of 2 mill tonnes per annum of LNG from the Rio Grande LNG project…
Anthony Veder has taken delivery of two 10,000 cu m combined gas carriers.

News Nudges

GTT to fit Maran Gas quartet

Last Month, GTT received an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) concerning the tank design for four new 174,000 cu m LNGCs on behalf of Maran Gas. The delivery of the ships is planned between the end of 2021 and early 2022.

Awilco confirms charter

Awilco LNG has confirmed that the 2013-built 156,000 cu m TFDE ‘WilPride’ has been inspected and accepted by an undisclosed charterer and was due to be delivered on or about 10th July, 2019. The eight month timecharter is estimated to contribute an annualised EBITDA of about $23 mill during the period, the company said.

MOL names another MOSS type LNGC

Mitsui OSK Lines. (MOL) has named a newbuilding LNGC ordered by Trans Pacific Shipping 8 Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between MOL and JERA, at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. She was named ‘Sohshu Maru’ and is fitted with a DFDE propulsion system. The MOSS type 177,000 cu m LNGC will transport natural gas purchased by JERA from the US Freeport LNG project, plus other suppliers.

Landbridge to develop Rizhao LNG terminal

Shandong Landbridge Group is to build an LNG receiving terminal at Landbrige Port in Rizhao in conjunction with the Beijing Energy Group. Under the agreement, the two parties will invest RMB6.7 bill (about $973 mill) to construct the terminal, which will have a design capacity to handle 5 mill tonnes of LNG per year. In addition, the two companies said that they plan to jointly develop overseas energy projects.

FERC updates

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on the construction and operation of the Alaska LNG Project.The project was proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC) to commercialise the natural gas resources of Alaska’s North Slope, by converting the existing natural gas supply to LNG for export and also provide gas for users within the State of Alaska. The draft EIS comment period closes on 3rd October, 2019. FERC has also said that it intends to prepare a supplementary environmental review for the proposed expansion of production capacity at Magnolia LNG facility in Lake Charles.