Tag: LNG

IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions
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IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping have increased by 9.6 per cent from 2012 to 2018, marking a growth from 977 million tonnes to 1.1 billion tonnes. Emissions continue to rise and experts predict a 50 per cent rise in emissions by 2050. These figures are according to the latest IMO study that has been...

Newport Shipping on target for IMO 2050
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Newport Shipping on target for IMO 2050

Newport Shipping is offering a full range of services for LNG conversions for clients to meet the challenge of achieving the IMO 2050 decarbonisation goals. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 targets, through its marine pollution protocol (MARPOL), is seeking to cut emissions to zero by 2050. This target has been adopted by member states...

Silverstream air lubrication tech ordered for 8 HHI LNG carriers
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Silverstream air lubrication tech ordered for 8 HHI LNG carriers

Clean technology company Silverstream Technologies has secured another new deal to install its air lubrication technology, the Silverstream System, onboard eight newbuild LNG carriers being constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. The Silverstream System will help to increase operational efficiency and reduce fuel burn and associated emissions onboard...

Wärtsilä launches Compact Reliq to add flexibility to LNG market
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Wärtsilä launches Compact Reliq to add flexibility to LNG market

Wärtsilä has introduced its Compact Reliq reliquefaction plant designed to reliquefy boil-off gas (BOG) onboard gas carriers and LNG bunker vessels, and for keeping the cargo cool under all operational conditions. The compact design of the Reliq reliquefaction plant enables it to be installed on existing vessels without extensive modification work. “Wärtsilä has been a...

LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials
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LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials

Two ropax ferries powered 100 per cent by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and built for Dutch operator Rederij Doeksen have completed sea trials in the Netherlands. The vessels have been designed to reduce environmental impact and operational cost. The 70m Willem Barentsz and Willem de Vlamingh were designed by BMT and built by Strategic Marine...

Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge
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Switching to a DC grid to solve the power challenge

A big weakness of conventional AC electrical systems on ships is that they´re generally cumbersome, inefficient and potentially expensive to maintain, says Carlo Cecchi, director, business development, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch. Switching to a DC grid based on state-of-the-art modular technology offers a unique degree of flexibility, improving energy efficiency and helping to...

Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic
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Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic

The global pandemic is turbocharging digital development in the maritime industry by half a decade, facilitating new ideas and a new exploratory mindset to realise the potential of this decade and the next decade, says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the maritime industry’s status quo of...

Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä
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Knutsen orders emissions abatement tech from Wärtsilä

Norwegian owner and operator of shuttle tankers Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has ordered emissions abatement technology from Wärtsilä for two new 124,000 DWT shuttle tankers. Wärtsilä will provide its Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Recovery System, together with an LNG Fuel Gas Supply System for the two tankers being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding &...

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...