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Viking Line to Order a Second LNG Ferry

November 30, 2016 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deltamarin, Wärtsilä and ABB Marine Are Partners

Sweden’s Viking Line reported a letter of intent with China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Company for a ferry that will join its pioneering LNG-fueled Viking Grace connecting Turku, Finland and Stockholm. The new 715-foot ship is expected to cost about 190 million euros (approximately $201 million U.S. at current rates).
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Cryonorm for LNG Rotterdam Dredger

November 21, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cryonorm to Supply Marine LNG Fuel System for the ‘Ecodelta’

The Port of Rotterdam is planning to put a liquefied-natural gas-fueled dredger dubbed Ecodelta to work in 2018. The 440-foot (134-meter) ship is being built by the Dutch yard Barkmeijer.
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CNG & LNG Tanks Next Week in Brussels

April 5, 2016 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, Marine, NGVs, Rail, standards by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Emphasis Is on Cost and Weight Reduction of Fuel Storage Containers,
Agenda Covers Full Range of Natural Gas Transportation Applications

Clean Fuels Consulting remains on track to host its CNG Cylinders & LNG Tanks: Opportunities, Challenges & Innovations workshop at the Hotel Le Chatelain in Brussels April 13-14.
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Blue Gas Marine for CNG for Watercraft

March 7, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

At Least Two Boatbuilders Now Offer CNG Option
As System Developer Offers Compelling Economics,
Introduces ‘Hybrid’ Variant for Better Acceleration

Blue Gas Marine is stepping up its work in compressed natural gas for boats with gasoline engines, promoting a bi-fuel upfit said to slash fuel costs and introducing a dual fuel gasoline-CNG “Advanced Hybrid CNG” system to provide “out of the hole” acceleration power for patrol and competition boats. updated March 23
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CNG and LNG Tanks in Brussels in April

February 23, 2016 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, Marine, NGVs, Rail, standards by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Emphasis Is on Cost and Weight Reduction of Fuel Storage Containers,
Agenda Covers Full Range of Natural Gas Transportation Applications

Clean Fuels Consulting is hosting a CNG Cylinders & LNG Tanks: Opportunities, Challenges & Innovations workshop April 13-14 at the Hotel Le Chatelain in Brussels.
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Blue Gas Marine for a CNG Dusky 252FC

January 22, 2016 in CNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Outboard Sport Boat to Have a Factory Tank Installation

Blue Gas Marine has disclosed a partnership with Dusky Marine for a compressed natural gas-fueled sport fishing boat. The Dusky 252FC (“Fisherman’s Cuddy”) will have its natural gas fuel system fully integrated into the hull with the CNG tanks under deck.
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CNG and LNG Tanks in Brussels in April

December 4, 2015 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, Marine, NGVs, Rail, standards by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Innovations that Will Add a New Dimension to NGVs into the Future’
Agenda Covers Full Range of Natural Gas Transportation Applications

Clean Fuels Consulting is hosting CNG Cylinders & LNG Tanks: Opportunities, Challenges & Innovations April 13-14 at the Hotel Le Chatelain in Brussels.
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King County Seattle Biodiesel Water Taxis

September 18, 2015 in Biodiesel, Biofuels, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two New Cummins-Powered 104-Foot Vessels to Operate on B10

Seattle-area King County has deployed two new 104-foot water taxis and will operate them on B10 biodiesel from local sources.
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Blue Gas Marine for CNG-Powered Boats

July 23, 2015 in CNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

North Carolina Company Promotes Dramatic Fuel Cost Savings,
Tackles Waterfront Infrastructure Too, Signs Calvert as Advisor

Apex, N.C.-based Blue Gas Marine is gathering momentum as it seeks to bring compressed natural gas to the marine sector, initially targeting the high-volume gasoline outboard sector but moving into larger diesel vessels as well.
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HHP Summit Expo Registration Opens

July 14, 2015 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, HHP, industrial, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Access to High Horsepower Exhibition in Dallas Is Just $50

Organizers of HHP Summit 2015 have opened up expo hall registration for the event, which takes place October 27-29 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. updated August 25
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Gaz Métro & Fluxys for CNG & LNG

December 11, 2014 in CNG, Companies, LNG, Marine, NGVs, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Quebec Utility and Belgium Gas Specialist Pool Expertise,
Say They May Co-Invest ‘As Interesting Projects Take Shape’

The Quebec utility Gaz Métro and Brussels-based Fluxys, an independent gas infrastructure group, have agreed to pool their expertise and stimulate liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas markets for the transportation sector and for industrial use.
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Elco for All-Electric Erie Canal Work Boat

June 19, 2014 in Electric Drive, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Substantial Savings Are Expected on Both Fuel and Maintenance
As Diesel’s Costs and Diesel’s Risk of Spills Are 100% Eliminated

Authorities in New York State are celebrating the successful re-deployment of an 86-year-old Erie Canal work boat with a 100% battery electric driveline by Athens, N.Y.-based Elco Motor Yachts. The vessel is operated by New York State Canal Corp (Utica section). updated June 20

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Canada Could Gain from Marine LNG

April 8, 2014 in LNG, Marine, Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘British Columbia Uniquely Positioned for LNG Bunkering’

Canada’s West Coast can benefit from marine use of liquefied natural gas fuel, with payback for many applications in a little as six years, states a new report from organizations including the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance.

'All of the technologies needed to use LNG as a marine fuel are proven and commercially available.'

‘All of the technologies needed to use LNG as a marine fuel are proven and commercially available.’

“All of the technologies needed to use LNG as a marine fuel are proven and commercially available,” states the 60-page Liquefied Natural Gas: A Marine Fuel for Canada’s West Coast.

The report notes that trucks using LNG will benefit if marine use stimulates the overall market.

Market Access Is the Key

“Canada has a tremendous natural gas resource advantage,” Alicia Milner, president of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance and chair of the project steering committee, says in a release.

“Allowing access for LNG in the marine sector is smart and strategic for Canada,” Milner said. “British Columbia is uniquely positioned to become a preferred North American destination for LNG bunkering, with Port Metro Vancouver well suited to be a leader in this regard.”

“The challenge for natural gas lies in gaining market access,” Milner says in the report. “Current Canadian regulations need to be adapted to accommodate the use of natural gas as a marine fuel, while codes, standards, regulations, personnel training, operating practices and procedures, and fuel supply infrastructure are all at various stages of development.

“There is a need to identify and apply what will work in Canada.”

In the near-term, coastal vessel operators have the best opportunity to benefit from LNG, the CNGVA-led report finds. For six coastal vessels analyzed, fuel costs were reduced by more than 50% with five of the ships having a payback on initial investment of less than six years.

Rebuild the Yards with LNG in Mind

Regulatory changes would benefit such specific deployments as the LNG dual fuel ferries that Victoria- and Vancouver-based BC Ferries wants to deploy by 2017.

The LNG report also found that the marine sector may emerge as an significant new market for natural gas produced in British Columbia. Under a “medium” LNG adoption scenario, the report finds that 150 LNG vessels operating on the West Coast by 2025 would create new demand equal to 8.5% of British Columbia’s 2012 natural gas use.

The report notes too that Canada’s government is investing “billions” to rebuild Canadian shipyard capabilities. “A small fraction of this investment could be designated to help shipyards pursue LNG conversions and new builds,” the report suggests, noting that LNG “could help Canada develop a sustainable niche in the global shipbuilding sector.”

The LNG report project was jointly funded by Transport Canada and industry, with participants including ABS/the American Bureau of Shipping, BC Ferries, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure-Pacific Gateway Branch, CAA, Encana, FortisBC, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Lloyd’s Register, Port Metro Vancouver, Rolls-Royce, Seaspan, Shell, STX Canada Marine, Teekay and Wärtsilä.

CNGVA’s Milner is also the current chair of NGV Global, the world natural gas vehicles association.


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Source: CNGVA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Harvey Gulf LNG Is for Trucks Too

February 23, 2014 in Infrastructure, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility for LNG Bunker Is to Serve Trucks as Well

It’s primarily for fueling the nation’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled ships, but a new installation by Harvey Gulf International Marine at Port Fourchon, La. is intended to support LNG trucks too.

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Eagle LNG Takes Wing in Florida

October 30, 2013 in LNG, Marine, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clean Energy Talks Up the Marine Fueling Possibilities
For Jacksonville Plant, Trucks and Trains Targeted Too

Clean Energy Fuels said this morning that it’s moving to buy land in Jacksonville, Fla. to build a liquefied natural gas plant serving marine, truck and rail markets. It would be the first project to be developed by Eagle LNG Partners, the new consortium of Clean Energy, GE Ventures, GE Energy Financial Services and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels.
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Pennsylvania Has $10 Million for NGVs

June 3, 2013 in EVs, Marine, money available, NGVs, Propane, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Grants for Light and Medium Vehicles, Propane and EVs Too

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has kicked off its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant program for light and medium duty natural gas vehicles. The AFIG program will provide an estimated $10 million in grants to help companies and organizations purchase or convert medium to light-weight natural gas vehicles.
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Interlake to Convert Ships to Shell LNG

May 7, 2013 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First 1,000-Foot Vessel to be Converted by Spring 2015

Citing environmental benefits, Ohio’s Interlake Steamship says it has reached an agreement in principle with Shell for the supply of liquefied natural gas to support conversion of its fleet of Great Lakes ships to LNG as the main propulsion fuel.
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