In this issue


The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) is carrying out an investigation into the mooring line failure on board LNGC ‘Zarga’, while she was lying alongside South Hook LNG terminal…
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Parker Bestobell Marine recently completed a contract to supply cryogenic globe and check valves to Hoegh LNG’s five FSRUs under construction at Hyundai.
French gas membrane containment concern, GTT, has signed a co-operation agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) allowing for the manufacture of its new NO96 Max technology. 
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Golar LNG has agreed to sell the FSRU ‘Golar Tundra’ to Golar LNG Partners for $330 mill.
Thursday, 18 February 2016
A total of 16 new LNGCs being built in Japan for domestic owners are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines. 
Dynagas LNG Partners has reported an adjusted net income of $15 mill and $60.9 mill for the fourth quarter and 12 months of 2015, respectively. 
Cheniere Energy has confirmed that the first LNG export cargo from Sabine Pass will be delayed by up to two months, due to faulty wiring.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
The first LNG cargo left the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Curtis Island facility near Gladstone in Queensland on 9th January.
The world’s first Arc7 icebreaking LNGC - the ’SCF Yamal’- was floated out of Daewoo’s Goeje building dock last week.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Europe is set to be the key destination for LNG from the US, after prices fell in Asia, the world’s biggest gas consumer.
On 13th January, RasGas delivered the inaugural LNG cargo to Petronet LNG’s Dahej terminal under a new sales and purchase agreement (SPA).
Thursday, 21 January 2016
In a recent tender, Argentina’s state-run energy concern YPF selected Spain’s Gas Natural to supply the bulk of its LNG requirements through March.
An LNGC hull form optimisation project is underway in Brazil aimed at reducing emissions and saving significant amounts of fuel.
Sevan Marine’s subsidiary HiLoad LNG has signed a technology license agreement with Vires Energy Corp to develop an LNG receiving and regasification terminal in the Philippines.

News Nudges

DSME names four Arc7s

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has held a naming ceremony for four Arc7s at its Okpo Shipyard. On 28th March, DSME christened the new 172,600 cu m LNGCs ‘Nikolay Yevgenov’, ‘Vladimir Voronin’, ‘Georgiy Ushakov’ and ‘Yakov Gakkel’, named after Russian Arctic explorers and scholars. The Arc7s are scheduled to be delivered in October and November, 2019, and January and February, 2020, respectively. They were ordered by Teekay LNG Partners as part of a $4.8 bill contract for 15 icebreaking LNGCs for the Yamal LNG project. Each ship is valued at $320 mill. Thus far, DSME has delivered 10, with five remaining under construction at Okpo.

NYK to conduct IGF code training

A training programme for seafarers responsible for LNG and other low-flashpoint fuels on board NYK Group-operated ships has been accredited by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK). This makes NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain an international institution’s certification in the field of IGF Code training, the company claimed.

Polish LNG terminal extension gets green light

The European Commission has approved plans to increase the regasification capacity, and the development of additional services, at the Świnoujście LNG receiving terminal. The plans would see the terminal capacity increase from 5 to 7.5 bill cu m per year. As a result, Polish LNG will receive €128 million from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund, under the 2014-20 Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme.