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Coltraco Ultrasonics has released the patented Portalevel, which is an intrinsically safe ultrasonic liquid level indicator. The indicator has been designed to provide enhanced speed, operation and performance under high…
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) completed the world’s first ME-GIE ethane-operated 2-stroke diesel engine at the end of last month. This type of engine will be fitted on board three…
Pictured at Vuosaari habour on the outskirts of Helsinki, these four ABB Azipod units are destined for shipyards in South Korea – a journey which will take about one month.
Intellian has fitted three 2.4 m antennas on board Petronas FLNG - ‘PFLNG Satu’. Built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, ‘PFLNG Satu’ was fitted with two v240 C-band VSAT…
The newly expanded Panama Canal will be able to accommodate 90% of the world's current LNGs of up to 3.9 bill cu ft (Bcf) carrying capacity, a recent report said.
Cmdr Jason Smith, detachment chief of the US Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas National Center of Expertise (LGNCOE) has outlined the USCG’s role in the liquefied gas industry.
Thursday, 07 July 2016
The Canadian Government is set to maintain a ban on LNGCs passing through Head Harbour Passage, according to CBC News last month.
The second US LNG cargo to head for Europe since exports began at the end of February was thought heading for Spain.
Chevron has halted loading operations at the giant Gorgon LNG development for the second time this year, following what was claimed to be ‘a minor gas leak’.
Natural gas producer Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) exported its first LNG cargo to Japan on 29th June.
Thursday, 07 July 2016
RasGas has announced that Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co (3) (RL 3) has agreed a new LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with French energy company, EDF.
Qatargas has signed a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Global Energy Infrastructure (GEIL) to supply 1.3 mill tonnes of LNG per year to Pakistan.
The final results of the LNGreen II project, undertaken by DNV GL, GTT, GasLog and Hyundai Heavy Industries, will be presented at next year’s Gastech.
Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners, has declared a cash distribution of $0.14 per share for the quarter ended 30th June, 2016, the same as for…

News Nudges

Alaska LNG public meetings

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice stating that public meetings on the environmental impact of the proposed Alaska LNG project will be held in Utqiagvik and Trapper Creek (9th September); Nuiqsut and Houston (10th September); Healy and Nikiski (11th September); and Fairbanks and Anchorage (12th September).

Teekay takes delivery of fourth Arc 7

Named after a famous Soviet sea captain, Teekay recently took delivery of the ‘Vladimir Voronin’, the fourth in the series of six Arc 7 newbuildings. The vessels are being built by Daewoo and the latest delivery was completed under the shipbuilding contract in international waters off the Russian coast. Like her sisterships, she will operate for Yamal LNG export project loading gas at Sabetta.

MOL extends partnership with CSET to cover LNGCs and ethane carriers

On 6th August, 2019, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation (CSET), a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Corp, signed a MOU to further develops the joint co-operation between the two organisations, for future LNGC and ethane carrier projects. For more than 10 years, MOL and CSET have jointly participated in various ongoing projects, namely the ExxonMobil DES project, Australia Pacific LNG project and the Yamal LNG project.

More LNGCs ordered

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won an order to build an LNGC for an Asian customer, the company said in a stock exchange filing. According to the builder, the construction contract has a value of around KRW225.5 bill (around $185.8 mill). The new vessel is scheduled for delivery to the undisclosed owner in late October, 2021. This latest contract pushes SHI’s orderbook value to $3.6 bill secured so far this year, almost half of the shipbuilder’s $7.8 mill target for 2019. The orders include 10 LNGCs. This follows Hyundai’s orders recently received from Tsakos for one, option one 174,000 cu m LNGCs valued at $190 mill and another from Capital Gas of a similar size at $186 mill, which was an exercised option. Daewoo (DSME) was also said to have firmed up another option for Maran Gas, bringing the total to 14 on order at the yard for the Angelicoussis controlled company. This total includes an FSRU. One LNGC was delivered to Maran Gas by DSME last month. Brokers have also reported that CSSC Leasing has ordered two 174,000 cu m Arc7 specified LNGCs at Hudong-Zhonghua for 2022 delivery. In addition, a hybrid 9,500 cu m LNG/LEG/LPG carrier was said to have been ordered at Huangpu Wencheng for Tianjin Southwest Maritime for delivery by the end of next year.

Yamal LNG passes 20 mill tonne milestone

This month, Yamal LNG reached 20 mill tonnes of LNG shipped since the commencement of the project. The new Arc7 ‘Vladimir Voronin’ loaded the 273rd cargo passing the 20 mill tonne mark since the start-up of Train 1 in December, 2017. This was the ‘Vladimir Voronin’ first voyage and she was the 12 Arc7 delivered specifically for the Yamal LNG project. Three liquefaction trains are currently in operation at Yamal LNG with cumulative nameplate production capacity of 16.5 mill tonnes per annum. Once train 4 comes on stream, the nameplate capacity will rise to 17.4 mill tonnes per annum.