Tag: LNG

INPEX opts for NAPA monitoring solution for LNG carrier fleet
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INPEX opts for NAPA monitoring solution for LNG carrier fleet

Japanese oil and gas exploration company INPEX CORPORATION has installed ClassNK-NAPA GREEN for monitoring operations on three of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. ClassNK-NAPA GREEN will verify the technical performance of the LNG carriers, two of which are to service the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, and the other to contribute to the Prelude LNG...

ABS grants AiP to LNG-powered vessel designs
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ABS grants AiP to LNG-powered vessel designs

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to two liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered designs from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC), China. The DSIC designs include a 208,000 DWT bulk carrier and a concept 260,000 DWT very large ore carrier (VLOC). Both designs incorporate a Type C LNG fuel tank in the open area of...

Pathways to IMO 2050
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Pathways to IMO 2050

Shipping is preparing to meet a tough emissions target that aims for at least a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. To meet this ambitious goal, which is equal to a reduction of at least 470 million tonnes of cargo emissions according to Dr Martin Stopford,...

LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president
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LNG has good potential, says Sovcomflot president

Sergey Frank, President and CEO, Sovcomflot has said liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has good potential, following experience on-board its large-capacity tankers since 2015. Sovcomflot’s Green Funnel tankers, which are powered by LNG, have enabled operation in the Baltic and North Seas where strict emissions regulations apply. The vessels have also operated...

Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam
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Containerships completes first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam

Containerships, a CMA CGM Group subsidiary, has completed its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering procedure at the Port of Rotterdam this month. 234 metric tons of LNG were bunkered onto Containerships’ Nord vessel on January 24, 2019. The 1,400-TEU Containerships Nord is the first of four LNG-powered containerships to join the fleet. The following vessels...

Construction of Wasaline dual-fuel LNG ferry confirmed
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Construction of Wasaline dual-fuel LNG ferry confirmed

Construction of a Wasaline dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) ice-class ferry has been confirmed by Kvarken Link and Finnish builder Rauma Marine Constructions. The Super 1A Ice Class ferry will operate between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden, carrying 1,500 lane metres of freight and 800 passengers The ferry will be low-emission, operating with a combination...

EIA publishes Annual Energy Outlook 2019
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EIA publishes Annual Energy Outlook 2019

US refiners may supply a larger share of the low-sulphur fuel (LSF) market to the shipping and maritime industries as a result of the IMO’s global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, confirms the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019). AEO2019 provides modelled projections of what may happen given certain...

Société Générale and Singapore MPA join SEA\LNG
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Société Générale and Singapore MPA join SEA\LNG

Société Générale and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have joined SEA\LNG, a coalition facilitating the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Paul Taylor representing Société Générale and Capt M. Segar representing MPA have been appointed as directors of SEA\LNG. Following elections last December, Tahir Faruqui and Xavier Pfeuty...

GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers
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GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers

GTT has received an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of two new 174,000 m3 LNG carriers (LNGC), on behalf of Japanese shipowner NYK. The tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. Mark III membrane system is a cryogenic liner directly supported by the...

LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises
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LNG-powered vessel delivered to AIDA Cruises

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ship, AIDAnova has been delivered to AIDA Cruises by Meyer Werft Papenburg. The vessel is fitted with four low-emission dual fuel engines from Caterpillar and can operate 100 per cent on LNG both at sea and in port. According to AIDA, the vessel is equipped with an electric pod...

World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered
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World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel delivered

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply vessel has begun operating in Northwest Europe. The vessel Kairos is owned by Babcock Schulte Energy and is under charter to the Blue LNG joint venture. Blue LNG is 90 per cent owned by Hamburg-based Nauticor and Lithuanian energy infrastructure supplier KN. Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO, Nauticor,...