Tag: LNG

SGMF publish guidelines for safe dry docking of vessels powered by gas
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SGMF publish guidelines for safe dry docking of vessels powered by gas

The Society for Marine Gas as a Fuel (SGMF) has published new guidance on work practices for maintenance, repair and dry-dock operations for ships that use gas/LNG as fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-fuelled ships. In the future, an increasing number of ships will switch to using gas as a marine fuel,...

WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful dual-fuel engines
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WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful dual-fuel engines

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has received type approval for the biggest and most powerful LNG-fuelled engines ever built. Class society Bureau Veritas (BV) awarded the approval for WinGD’s dual-fuelled 12X92DF engines, the first series of which is currently being built by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) and will power nine ultra-large container ships (ULCS)...

MOL chooses Wärtsilä solutions for new LNG-fuelled ferries
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MOL chooses Wärtsilä solutions for new LNG-fuelled ferries

Wärtsilä will provide a complete LNG package, comprising the Wärtsilä 31DF engine, gearbox, and LNGPac storage, supply and control system for two new ferries being built on behalf of Ferry Sunflower, a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). This newbuild project has been adopted for Japan’s energy conservation rating system for coastal ships, a demonstration...

Japan launches first LNG bunkering vessel
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Japan launches first LNG bunkering vessel

Japan’s first LNG bunker vessel (LBV) has been successfully launched at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The LBV is scheduled to be delivered at the end of September 2020 and will be the first LBV to be operated in Japan. After the delivery, the LBV will be based at JERA’s Kawagoe Thermal Power...

A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander
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A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander

Oskar Levander, SVP business concepts at Kongsberg Maritime says that a “triangle approach” is needed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. He believes that while we need to minimise energy consumption, this alone will not be enough to meet the IMO’s 2050 GHG emissions reduction target*. A clean energy source and efficient...

ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug
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ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug

An ABB electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation system has been chosen to power a tug operating in Singapore harbour. The tug has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from the Sembcorp Marine shipyard by the end of 2020. The tug will switch between liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

LNG as the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction
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LNG as the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released a video explaining why Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is currently the only viable solution available that can cut emissions from deep-sea shipping as newer, cleaner options are developed. The video describes how LNG can provide a clear pathway to fuels that will enable the...

MAN Cryo develops liquefied methane terminal in Swedish port
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MAN Cryo develops liquefied methane terminal in Swedish port

OxGas, a company fully owned by the Port of Oxelösund in Sweden has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to act as “owners engineer” in the development and construction of a multi-functional terminal for liquefied methane-based fuels in the port of Oxelösund. The terminal will be designed to feed both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and green methane...

BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems
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BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems

Wärtsilä has been selected to provide an integrated system consisting of the LNG plant, dual-fuel engines, and electrical propulsion system for the latest addition to Vancouver, Canada based BC Ferries’ series of Salish Class vessels. Three similar ferries, all operating on Wärtsilä engines fuelled by LNG, have already been delivered. As with the previous three...

Chevron whitepaper offers practical approach to dual-fuel engine lubrication
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Chevron whitepaper offers practical approach to dual-fuel engine lubrication

Marine lubricants supplier Chevron Marine has released the latest in a series of white papers focusing on innovations and developments impacting the fast-changing shipping industry. ‘Lubricating dual-fuel auxiliary engines: a practical approach’ explores the unique challenge of using engines that run regularly on either fuel oils or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Around three quarters of...

SCF Group expands LNG fleet
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SCF Group expands LNG fleet

SCF Group has expanded its liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet with a naming ceremony held on February 4, 2020 to mark the latest addition. The event was held at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries’ shipyard, Republic of Korea. The SCF La Perouse, named after Jean-François de la Pérouse, a French explorer of the Pacific, is an...