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Vintage Locomotives Save Money with CNG

September 17, 2012 in CNG, HHP, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s Napa Valley Wine Train Runs on Natural Gas

The operator of California’s famed Napa Valley Wine Train saves about $600 per day with locomotive 73, which was converted to dual fuel diesel natural gas in 2001 and switched over entirely to CNG in May 2008. A second of four locomotives, number 71, runs on a diesel-compressed natural gas mix.
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LNG-Fueled Inland Tug from Poland

September 15, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seatech Engineering in Poland has designed an inland waterways push tug, with twin 720-kilowatt (965 horsepower) Mitsubishi engines converted to run on liquefied natural gas, according to reports – most crediting the yachtsman Dag Pike.
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Cryo AB for LNG Bunker Vessel for AGA

September 11, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Linde Units Will Support Viking Line Operations in Stockholm

Two Swedish units of Linde are collaborating on LNG fueling in Stockholm harbor – Linde’s AGA has contracted with Linde’s Gas Cryo AB (and Norway’s Fiskestrand Verft) for a bunkering vessel to deliver liquefied natural gas to Viking Line cruise ferries.
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Marine Service Offers LNG Container

September 10, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Independence of the Availability of LNG Bunker Facilities’

Hamburg’s Marine Service GmbH is promoting a liquefied natural gas fuel tank container it says can serve as a mobile fueler where LNG bunkering infrastructure is lacking – and, with an ancillary control unit, as an LNG fuel tank for existing ships.
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Progress on Rolls-Powered LNG Tugs

September 6, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hulls of Two Buksér og Berging Boats Are 40% Complete

Norway’s Buksér og Berging reports 40% completion of the hulls for two dedicated-LNG escort tugs – said to be the world’s first – for long term terminal service at Statoil’s Kaarstoe terminal in southwest Norway.
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Rolls-Royce Marine Reports EPA Engine Nod

September 4, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

C-Series Engines Are Already in European Service

Rolls-Royce Marine said Tuesday that the U.S. EPA has approved its dedicated-natural gas marine gas engine “designed to improve fuel efficiency, dramatically cut harmful methane emissions and meet strict international environmental standards set to take effect in 2016.”
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LNG Barge for Cruise Ship Charge

September 1, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LNG-Powered Cold Ironing Is to Commence Next Year in Hamburg

A floating LNG-fueled power plant will provide electricity to moored cruise ships, says Rostock, Germany-based Aida Cruises, which is building a barge-borne facility with Becker Marine Systems for operation in Hamburg in autumn 2013.
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Siem Offshore to Order LNG Ship

August 31, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Duel Fuel Specified by Rig Operator Total E&P Norge

Norway’s Siem Offshore Rederi gave word Thursday that it’s evaluating firm proposals for a duel fuel LNG-diesel platform supply vessel to be built to support Total E&P Norge operations.
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HHP Summit — Next Week!

August 30, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, HHP, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First-Ever High Horsepower Event Dedicated to Natural Gas

Can marine, locomotive, mining vehicle, construction equipment and energy exploration and production operators save money with natural gas if they’re willing to make the up-front investments? Yes. Must they make those investments wisely? Absolutely yes.
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TOTE to Convert Two Large Ships to LNG

August 20, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$84 Million for Tacoma-Anchorage Ships Under a USCG Waiver,
TOTE Says It Will Convert Some and Replace Other MAN Engines

Proclaiming the go-ahead for an historic, $84 million project, Totem Ocean Trailer Express has secured the U.S. Coast Guard waiver it needs to convert its two 839-foot, MAN-powered Orca-class vessels to mostly LNG operation, while they remain in service. The work sets key precedents, TOTE says, for liquefied natural gas for ocean-going vessels and for the infrastructure to fuel them – which will be available for other emerging LNG users.
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Fincantieri for Quebec LNG Ferry

August 13, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Operator STQ Chooses Chantier Davie for Its Smaller Boats

STQ, Canada’s Société des traversiers du Québec, has chosen the shipyards for three diesel-LNG dual fuel (Wärtsilä engine) ferries it’s building as part of a broad natural gas initiative with the Gaz Métro utility announced last year (F&F, November 14).
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GFS Expands in Florida

August 8, 2012 in HHP, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility Is Primarily for Evo-MT LNG Mine Truck Line

GFS Corp has moved into a 19,000-square-foot facility in Weston, Fla. that will serve as the firm’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility for the Evo line of diesel to LNG conversion products.
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Linde and Bomin for LNG Bunkering

August 7, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Joint Venture for Marine Market to be Based in Hamburg

Echoing Shell’s recent deal to buy Gasnor (F&F, July 11), Linde and Hamburg-based Bomin, a marine fuels specialist, are forming a 50-50 joint venture company “to build an infrastructure for liquefied natural gas in the maritime sector in Europe.”
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Lincoln Logs First Titan Orders in U.S.

August 5, 2012 in CNG, HHP, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Customer for Out-Size CNG Units is LNG Energy Solutions

Lincoln Composites has notched orders totaling some $3.5 million to supply lightweight Titan modules for compressed natural gas transport in the U.S., parent Hexagon Composites (Norway) reports.
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GFS Promotes Natural Gas in Mining

August 4, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A new website is part of the promotion as Florida’s GFS Corp has formally launched its Evo-MT products for converting large mine haul trucks from pure diesel to a blend of diesel and natural gas.
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SIBCON 2012 in October

August 3, 2012 in Conference/Meeting, HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Singapore Bunkering Conference Billed as World’s Largest

SIBCON 2012, the 17th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition, takes place October 16-19 at Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa.
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Linde Launches LNG Website

July 26, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine, NGVs, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cryogenics Specialist Wants to Help Fleets ‘Make the Switch’

Linde North America has launched a new website “to help customers make the switch to liquid natural gas.”
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