Tag: <span>LPG</span>

Exmar ammonia-fuelled gas carrier obtains LR approval
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Exmar ammonia-fuelled gas carrier obtains LR approval

Belgium-based shipping company Exmar has been awarded an Approval in Principle by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its ammonia (NH3) fuelled 40,000 m3 Midsize Gas Carrier (MGC). This marks a significant milestone for the progression of alternative fuels in shipping. The Novel Technology Evaluation included an overall examination of fundamental aspects of the design and compliance...

BW LPG selects Wärtsilä’s LPG Fuel Supply System for three VLGC retrofits
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BW LPG selects Wärtsilä’s LPG Fuel Supply System for three VLGC retrofits

Oslo-listed BW LPG has ordered Wärtsilä’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Fuel Supply System (LFSS) for retrofit to three very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessels. The initial order was placed following Wärtsilä’s successful full-scale testing of the system in 2018 with a full-sized 2-stroke marine engine operating on LPG fuel. This was the world’s first such...

Petredec confirms order for three more LPG carriers
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Petredec confirms order for three more LPG carriers

Petredec Holdings (Eastern) PTE has announced the signing of a contract for the construction of three 93,000 cbm liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers at Jiangnan Shipyard in China. Each vessel will be powered by individual MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP dual-fuel engines, capable of running on LPG. The new order follows on the heels of the announcement...

World’s first LPG-retrofit announced
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World’s first LPG-retrofit announced

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, has announced the successful conversion of the main engine aboard the LPG carrier, ‘BW Gemini’, from an MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 type to an MAN B&W 6G60ME- LGIP dual-fuel type capable of operating on fuel oil and LPG. The BW Gemini is part of the fleet of Oslo-listed BW...

Milestone for first LPG conversion with Isle of Man design acceptance
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Milestone for first LPG conversion with Isle of Man design acceptance

BW LPG, the Isle of Man Ship Registry, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, MAN Energy Solutions, and DNV GL have celebrated the first flag acceptance of a conversion to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel for a very large gas carrier (VLGC). With the successful acceptance, BW LPG will begin the conversion of 12 vessels to dual...

ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system
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ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system

ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) based on its Rule Part N which adopts IGC Code and its Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels” to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel supply system. Utilising the expertise from the design and construction of LPG carrier, LNG carrier, and LNG...

New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel
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New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel

Classification society DNV GL has developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas Fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest. The announcement was made at Marintec China trade fair held in Shanghai this week. DNV GL recognised that there is a growing demand for alternative...

MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
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MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its two-stroke, dual-fuel portfolio has logged over 500,000 operational hours, marking over 250 sales that the company has won within its entire portfolio of dual-fuel engines all running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or other, cleaner fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and methanol. MAN Energy Solutions’ ME-GI...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for fuel-efficient LPG carrier
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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for fuel-efficient LPG carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has held a christening ceremony in Yokohama for a fuel-efficient liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier currently under construction for JX Ocean. The new ship, Future Ace, will be the twelfth of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s latest third-generation, 83,000m3-class LPG carriers. The vessel will be highly energy efficient,...

MAN LPG engine to power Chinese VLGC newbuild
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MAN LPG engine to power Chinese VLGC newbuild

Chinese shipping company Tianjin Southwest Maritime (TSM) has secured a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) MAN B&W 6G60ME liquid gas injection propane (LGIP) engine for its very large gas carrier (VLGC). The order was placed by Jiangnan Shipyard, owned by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) for the 86,000m3 VLGC. MAN Energy Solutions reports that the ME-LGIP...

DNV GL launches Alternative Fuels Insight platform
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DNV GL launches Alternative Fuels Insight platform

Classification society DNV GL has launched a new alternative fuels insight (AFI) platform to help the industry understand the developing market of alternative fuels, including its infrastructure, suppliers, and technologies. “The AFI platform has been developed to rovide a clear picture not only of the fuels and the surrounding infrastructure, but to build links between...