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Tote Taps MAN for LNG Conversions

November 14, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Alaska-Trade Ships Each to Have Four Engines Converted

Tote took the occasion of last week’s High Horsepower (HHP) Summit in Florida to detail its plans to convert the engines of its two Alaska cargo ships to liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation.
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HHP: Biggest Box Ships: LNG-Fueled

November 8, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GTT Is Designing Membrane LNG Tanks for Nine Vessels

The Marseille, France-based CMA CGM Group said yesterday that nine new container ships to be built in China will be powered by liquefied natural gas.
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HHP: Harvey & Shell for LNG Cruise Ships

November 7, 2017 in HHP, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Bunker Barge Operated by Quality LNG Transport
For Shell Marine Customers in Florida & the Caribbean,
4,000-Cubic Meter ATB to Be Built by VT Halter Marine

Shell plans to support liquefied natural gas-fueled cruise ships on Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the Caribbean with a new bunker vessel to be built by Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport, LLC. Q-LNG is owned 70% by Harvey Gulf International Marine CEO Shane Guidry and 30% by Harvey Gulf International Marine. updated November 8
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HHP: Natural Gas at Seaports and Beyond

November 3, 2017 in CNG, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, Publications, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GNA Report on the Eve of HHP Summit in Florida

A new report authored by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates and released by the California Energy Commission assesses the feasibility, issues, and potential benefits associated with expanded use of natural gas in California high horsepower (HHP) seaport applications.

The sixth edition of GNA’s Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit takes place this coming week: November 6-9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.


Click image or here for the full GNA/CEC report (registration required).

The HHP Summit 2017 exposition will be open this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7-8.

Strong Societal Benefits

The new report, The Feasibility, Issues, and Benefits of Expanded Use of Natural Gas at Seaports and Other High Horsepower Applications by GNA senior VP Jon Leonard finds that using natural gas in HHP seaport applications can provide strong societal benefits, especially in high-impact sectors like marine vessels and locomotives. The use of natural gas can significantly reduce key harmful air pollutants, thereby improving ambient air quality.

“By switching to natural gas,” states a report summary, “HHP end users have opportunity to simultaneously comply with challenging regulatory requirements, while potentially reducing life-cycle costs.

RNG? Even Better

“Moreover, if these fleets can gain affordable access to growing volumes of RNG [renewable natural gas] in California, they will be able to realize deep reductions of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.”

The GNA report for CEC report focuses on of natural gas in California’s three major ports: Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland, facilities that “act as the anchors of California’s world-class goods movement system.

“To date,” GNA notes, “actual use of natural gas to power HHP vehicles, vessels and equipment at these and other North American ports has essentially been limited to proof-of-concept tests and a few early market commercial deployments. In addition, low oil prices over the last several years have inhibited further growth of demonstrations and deployments.

If the Price of Petroleum Rises…

“However, the predicted return of higher oil prices, combined with recent phasing-in of stricter emission regulations, has stimulated new interest in switching to clean-burning natural gas engines.

LNG/liquefied natural gas fuel systems are receiving the most interest for these large HHP applications, but CNG/compressed natural gas fuel systems may also play a role, the report notes. “Gradually, RNG can be phased in to displace fossil-based natural gas, to sharply reduce GHG emissions and maximize the climate change benefits.”

As summarized in the report, there are important technical, policy, institutional, and economic challenges that must be addressed before California can realize the major benefits of using natural gas in seaport HHP applications. Recommendations are provided for actions that can be helpful to enable fuel switching in marine and locomotive applications serving California seaports.

Click here for the full GNA-CEC California seaports
HHP report (registration required)

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Source: GNA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

HHP: Gothenburg Makes LNG History

November 3, 2017 in HHP, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Breakthrough’ Bunkering of LNG-Powered Tankers
Means LNG Has Arrived at the Port, ‘And Is Set to Stay’

“Liquefied natural gas has arrived at the Port of Gothenburg and is set to stay,” Port management said last week. An LNG-powered oil and chemical tanker was bunkered with LNG while taking on cargo late in October. Earlier in the month, the Swedish port saw its first quayside LNG bunkering, ship-to-ship – “two very important milestones for LNG bunkering in just a few weeks,” states a release.

Anthony Veder’s bunker vessel Coralius bunkering Terntank’s Ternsund quayside at the Port of Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden.



The ships taking on LNG fuel at the port were Terntank’s Wärtsilä-powered Ternsund and Tern Ocean.

“In the interim, five ships bunkered whilst they were at anchor just outside the port,” states a Port release.

Skangas LNG via Veder

Fuel was provided by Skangas via the bunker and distribution vessel Coralius, which is operated by Anthony Veder.

“Even five to ten years ago the idea of ships running on liquefied natural gas would have almost been regarded as science fiction,” Gothenburg Port Authority operations manager Dan-Erik Andersson said in the Port’s bunkering announcement. “Now we have had seven LNG-bunkerings here in less than a month.

HHP Summit in Florida This Coming Week

“It would be no exaggeration to describe this as a major breakthrough,” Andersson said.

Similar breakthrough in North America? Inevitable. Come learn all about it, from high-level policy decisions to the natural gas engines that are displacing diesel now at the sixth Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit November 6-9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

The HHP Summit series is organized and hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Santa Monica, Calif.-based Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

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Source: Port of Gothenburg with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Flogas for First LNG Bunkering in Britain

September 4, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Flogas & Associated British Ports at Immingham:
‘A Significant and Unprecedented Step Forward’

Flogas and Associated British Ports are celebrating the UK’s first bunkering with liquefied natural gas, as the 361-foot cement carrier Ireland, operated by Norway’s KGJ Cement, was fueled at the Port of Immingham on August 16.
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Tote Alaska LNG: Conversion Timeline

August 28, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of Two Ships to Go into Dry Dock in December,
Conversion of the Pair to Be Completed in Early 2021

Tote Maritime plans to convert its two Orca-class containerships connecting Tacoma, Wash. and Alaska to liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation, starting at the end of this year and concluding in early 2021. Because of the need for the vessels to remain in service – they account for a large percentage of Alaska’s freight traffic – the company has opted to work on each ship in two stages.
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Tote LNG Progress: Jaxport and Hawaii

August 25, 2017 in Companies, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Jacksonville Barge Bunkering Closer as LNG Plant Approved
And Tote Orders Four LNG-Ready Ships for New Hawaii Service

Tote Maritime has extended its congratulations to Jax LNG, noting that the joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream has received an LoA/letter of acceptance from the U.S. Coast Guard to operate a new waterfront liquefied natural gas plant and terminal at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Shell Bolsters LNG: New Bunker Vessel

August 18, 2017 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Smaller Ship to Be Built in Romania
Will Join Cardissa in Rotterdam Area

Shell has disclosed plans for a second liquefied natural gas bunker vessel to be based in Rotterdam, at the same time confirming that its pioneering Cardissa LNG bunker vessel has arrived at the Netherlands port.
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‘Cool’ HHP Summit in Marine LNG Hotspot

August 15, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, ports, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Jacksonville Emerging as North America’s Marine LNG Capital

The 2017 Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit is gathering steam as organizers have released the Expo Hall floorplan and a list of key speakers.
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Disney Orders a Third LNG Cruise Ship

July 21, 2017 in Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three Instead of Two by Meyer Werft in Germany

Disney Cruise Line has added a third to its order for new cruise ships to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, according to a Meyer Werft announcement.
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HHP Summit JaxPort: Registration Is Open

July 17, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, industrial, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Bird Registration Has Opened for HHPs 2017:
Natural Gas Fuel for High Horsepower Applications

Like the idea of running large, powerful engines on natural gas instead of diesel? Of all but eliminating the heavy pollution from ships? Driving the engines on frack spreads and oil production rigs on the gas that’s right there, rather than trucking in dirtier diesel?

LNG-fueled locomotives?

Mine trucks?
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Exxon with Eagle and Crowley for LNG

June 28, 2017 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact ‘Will Support Growth,’ Exxon Says,
‘For LNG as a Marine Fuel in North America’
Crowley Shares Glimpse of Developmental LNG ATB

ExxonMobil, Eagle LNG and Crowley have signed a liquefied natural gas collaboration, Exxon said Wednesday, pledging to “support growth for LNG as a marine fuel in North America.” updated June 29
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Shell Steps It Up in Marine LNG Sector

June 26, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gets the First of 15 LNG Inland Waterways Barges for Europe
As New Cardissa Participates in Historic Singapore Operation

Shell Trading Rotterdam has received the first of 15 powered barges for transporting petroleum products on European inland waterways service, that the barges “will predominantly run on liquefied natural gas.” Shell has a time-charter agreement with operator Plouvier Transport.
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Wärtsilä LNG Engines for Four More Tankers

June 26, 2017 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sweden’s Erik Thun Is Adding to Dual Fuel Tanker Fleet:
Four LNG-Diesel Ships Built by Netherland’s Ferus Smit
Powered by 34DF Engines with LNGPac Fuel Supply Units

Wärtsilä is providing engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems for four new liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel-powered vessels for Thun Tankers, a unit of Lidköping, Sweden-based based Erik Thun AB and member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
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Gaz Métro LNG at the Port of Montreal

June 9, 2017 in LNG, Marine, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Groupe Desgagnés Vessels Spur Availability
Of Gaz Métro Fuel via Montreal Port Authority

The Gaz Métro utility and the Montreal Port Authority are making liquefied natural gas available as a marine fuel. Gaz Métro will deliver LNG using shore-to-ship equipment at multiple Port of Montreal shoreside locations.
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Harvey Freedom: LNG at Work for Shell

June 6, 2017 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the Fourth LNG Vessel from Harvey Gulf

Harvey Gulf International Marine has taken delivery of its fourth liquefied natural gas fueled OSV/offshore supply vessel, Harvey Freedom, which it will operate in support of Shell’s oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico under a five-year contract.
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