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Van Oord Orders LNG Crane Vessel

March 24, 2017 in Fleet Order, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the Firm’s First, and Is Being Built in The Netherlands

Rotterdam-based Van Oord has ordered its first liquefied natural gas-fueled vessel, the 224-foot (68.4-meter) Werkendam, now under construction at the Neptune shipyard in in Hardinxveld-Giessendam.
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Crowley Launches First of Its LNG Pair

March 23, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

El Coquí, First Commitment-Class Ship, Is Now in the Water,
New Eagle LNG Plant in Jacksonville Will Support ConRo Vessels

Crowley Maritime this week launched El Coqui, the first of its two liquefied natural gas-fueled Commitment-class cargo vessels, at the VT Halter shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. El Coquí is to be delivered for Caribbean service later this year and a sister ship, Taíno, in the first half of 2018.
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HHP Summit 2017: Jax in November

March 22, 2017 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Energy E&P, event, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, Mining, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Natural Gas for High Horsepower in Early November
In Home of World’s First LNG-Fueled Container Ships
Organizers Will Host the SEA\LNG Annual Meeting Too

Organizers of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit have announced that the six edition of the annual gathering will take place November 6-9, 2017 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville is the base for the world’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled container ships, operated by Tote Maritime, and is a pioneering center for commercial LNG bunkering and LNG-fueled rail operations as well.
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SGMF and SEA\LNG Sign MoU

March 22, 2017 in HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Two Organizations Join Forces on a Common Goal:
‘Making LNG the Fuel of Choice for the Shipping Industry’

The new SEA\LNG coalition and SGMF, the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel, have signed a memorandum of understanding on how they “will work together to achieve their common goal of making LNG the fuel of choice for the shipping industry.”

“SEA\LNG and SGMF have separate but complementary missions, and we are both wholly committed to the development of natural gas as a marine fuel,” SEA\LNG chairman and Tote Maritime executive VP Pete Keller said in an organization release.

“This MoU will ensure that our efforts are concentrated on defined areas, enabling us to support each other successfully, and ultimately providing the confidence and demand required for an effective, efficient, and safe global marine LNG value chain by 2020,” Keller said.

‘Leverage’

“SGMF does not cover the commercial aspect and therefore it will be beneficial to leverage the work of SEA\LNG,” SGMF general manager and COO Mark Bell said in the SEA\LNG announcement. “The 100-plus members of SGMF represent the whole value chain from supply to end use,” he said.

SEA\LNG was launched in mid-2016 to break down the commercial barriers to the uptake of LNG as a marine fuel. Founding members included Carnival/Aida, DNV GL, Engie, ENN, GE Marine, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi, the NYK Line, the Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Tote Maritime and Wärtsilä (HHP Insight, July 14, 2016).

SEALNG recently published a white paper titled Accelerating the Adoption of LNG as a Marine Fuel.

SGMF was formed as a spin-off from SIGTTO, the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators in October 2013, focusing on the safety, operational, and technical aspects of natural gas as a sustainable marine fuel (HHP Insight, October 2, 2013).

Data Sharing

“The two organizations have pledged to support each other by sharing knowledge, data, and information from their own areas of responsibility that will be of benefit to each other’s members,” the announcement states.

SEA\LNG notes that SGMF’s data set of publications, guidance notices, industry statistics, and studies “is now also available for leverage by SEA\LNG… “In return, SEA\LNG can support SGMF in promoting coherent best practice throughout the industry.”

SEA\LNG members are to meet at this year’s High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, just announced for November 6-9 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla. – home of Tote Maritime’s two LNG-fueled container ships, the first of their kind in the world.


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ABS Issues AiP for LNG Ship Concept

March 15, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Design Can Accommodate Different Engines & Fuel Tanks

Houston-based ABS – aka the American Bureau of Shipping – has issued an AiP/Approval in Principle for Seatransporter-DF, a liquefied natural gas-diesel dual-fuel design concept developed by Algoship Designers of Nassau, in the Bahamas.
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BC Ferries Runs LNG, Bunkers with LNG

February 24, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

April for First of Three Newbuilds to Enter Service
As Agency Plans Retrofits of Two Flagship Vessels

“We intend to enter service fully on LNG,” says BC Ferries engineering VP Mark Wilson. His Vancouver-area agency is conducting training and sea trials now of Salish Orca, the first of three 353-foot (107-meter), liquefied natural gas-fueled Wärtsilä-powered vessels built by Remontowa in Gdansk, Poland.
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Tote LNG in Carib, Alaska Not So Much

February 17, 2017 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Ships Serving San Juan Running 80%-Plus on LNG,
MAN Upfit Solution Sought for Two Vessels Serving Alaska

Tote Maritime has experienced only relatively minor glitches for its two new liquefied natural gas-fueled container ships connecting Jacksonville, Fla. and Puerto Rico. Both Isla Bella and sister Perla Del Caribe are making regular weekly runs, fueling truck-to-ship in Florida.
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Engie Receives First LNG Bunker Vessel

February 16, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the World’s First Built for the Purpose, Company Says,
And Will Soon Sail from Korea to Europe Under LNG Power

Engie and partners are talking up the delivery in Korea of “the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel.”
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Bomin Linde First for Fure West Tanker

February 6, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First LNG Fueling of a Chemical Carrier in a German Port

Bomin Linde LNG is talking up the first-ever successful bunkering of a liquefied natural gas-fueled chemical tanker at a German port.
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Baleària for Two More LNG Ferries

February 3, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wärtsilä’s New 46DF Engines to Power 612-Foot Ships

Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel ferries. “The total investment in these innovative vessels is some 200 million euros,” states a release (approximately $215 million U.S. at current rates). “They are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.”
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Seaspan Ferries Enters the LNG Era

January 24, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of Two Wärtsilä-Powered Vessels Entering Service

Delta, B.C.-based Seaspan Ferries is bringing Seaspan Swift, the first of two liquefied natural gas-fueled freight ferries into service as a sister ship, Seaspan Reliant, makes its way to the Vancouver area from the Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey – a sea journey of more than 10,000 miles.
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Four Soon by Sea – Cars Move by LNG

January 17, 2017 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Pure Car/Truck Carriers Are Now in Service with UECC,
Volkswagen Has Ordered Two More to be Operated by Siem

Two made-in-China, nearly 600-foot pure car/truck carrier vessels with liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel engines have been placed in short-sea service in the Baltic by Norway-based UECC – United European Car Carriers.
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Gas Entec for LNG Bunker Barge for Tote

January 10, 2017 in Companies, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Korean Reports Delivery of Engineering Service
And the ‘Total Cargo Handling Equipment Package’
For Barge to Fuel Tote’s Pioneering Container Ships

Korea’s Gas Entec reports the successful delivery of engineering services and a “total cargo handling equipment package” for a new barge that will be based in Jacksonville, Fla. and used to transfer liquefied natural gas fuel to two container ships operating in the Caribbean. The barge was ordered by Clean Marine Energy in early 2015.
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Skangas LNG Bunker for Tallink Megastar

January 9, 2017 in Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The New Fast Ferry Is to Operate Between Helsinki and Tallinn
Powered by 50DF LNG-Diesel Dual Fuel Engines from Wärtsilä

Gasum’s Skangas is trumpeting the first liquefied natural gas bunkering of Megastar, a large new high speed ferry that’s to connect Tallinn, Estonia with the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
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Brittany Ferries Plans New LNG for Europe

December 28, 2016 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LoI with German Yard for New Ship Powered by LNG

France-based Brittany Ferries has disclosed plans for a new liquefied natural gas-fueled cruise ferry. Brittany has a letter of intent for the 607-foot (185-meter) vessel to be built by Flensburger Schiffbau in Germany for launch in 2019.
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LMG to Design the Med’s First LNG Ship

December 20, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The New 436-Foot Ship Is for Italy’s Caronte & Tourist

Norway’s LMG Marin is spreading the word that it will design the first liquefied natural gas-fueled ship for the Mediterranean for the Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist.
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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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