ACT News 2017


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

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.

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

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.

Wärtsilä LNG Gear for Two DEME Vessels

April 18, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Six Engines & Fuel Storage for 538-Foot ‘Spartacus’ CSD
As Well as for the New 689-Foot ‘Orion’ Construction Ship
As Gas Operating Fleet Concept Scheme for Asia Gets AiP

Finland’s Wärtsilä is talking up its role in providing half a dozen LNG-diesel dual fuel engines, onboard LNG storage, and propellers and thrusters for both a large CSD/cutter suction dredger being built in Europe and an even larger construction vessel being built in Asia.

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.

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.”

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.

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).

More Wärtsilä RNG for Nordic Buses

March 21, 2016 in Biomethane, Companies, Infrastructure, LNG, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Biokraft Facility Near Trondheim Based on Fishery & Paper Mill Waste
Iintended to Be Region’s ‘Largest Biogas Plant to Provide Fuel for Buses’

Finland’s Wärtsilä, a giant in the world of natural gas as a marine fuel, says it is supplying the “Nordic countries’ largest biogas plant to provide fuel for buses.” Wärtsilä claims a novel natural gas liquefaction technology based on readily available, well proven components, “specially designed to liquefy small methane-based gas streams.” updated March 23 & 24

Wärtsilä Biomethane for Oslo CBG Buses

February 18, 2014 in Biomethane, CNG, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility Based on Household Waste Will Support 135 City Buses

Finland’s Wärtsilä is promoting delivery of a biomethane plant in Norway that will produce enough fuel to power 135 Oslo city buses. The plant, operated by Cambi AS on behalf of Norway’s EGE (Waste-to-Energy Agency) and the City of Oslo, will produce biomethane from household food waste.

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).

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.”

Harvey Gulf for First U.S. Flag LNG Ships

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

Harvey Gulf Orders Two LNG-Fueled Offshore Support Vessels,
Sees Plenty of Fueling Options by the Time They Enter Service

New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine has ordered a pair of 300-foot OSVs for Gulf of Mexico deepwater support operations. They will be the first U.S. flag vessels to be fueled primarily by liquefied natural gas.

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