New MAN LNG engines for TT-Line and Tallink ferries

New MAN LNG engines for TT-Line and Tallink ferries

After a first order concluded at the beginning of the year of the new MAN 51/60DF engines for a LNG RoPax ferry from the Jiangsu Jingling shipyard for the German TT-Line (Volkswagen group), MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded another order from the shipyard Finnish Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for a similar supply in favor of Estonian Tallink Grupp.

23 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Will the European Green Deal survive the coronavirus?

Will the European Green Deal survive the coronavirus?

by Diego Gavagnin The global energy market is shocked by coronavirus like all socio-economic activities and our own lives. However, the virus will pass. It is now certain that it will leave much rubble but then will return calm when the energy markets and reconstruction will start. The crisis is too acute to imagine the […]

20 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Roadshow 2020 postponed in autumn

Roadshow 2020 postponed in autumn

Initiatives in support of small-scale LNG in Italy do not stop.The coronavirus emergency required the shift of scheduled events, but promotion and communication of the direct use of liquefied natural gas to the industry goes on. Press Release (ITA – ENG) | The health emergency crisis that is affecting Italy obliges Mirumir to postpone the […]

18 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Balearia LNG close to completion. 72 million euro for retrofitting

Balearia LNG close to completion. 72 million euro for retrofitting

The Spanish shipping company Baleària’s LNG conversion strategy continues rapidly, based on the transformation of six of its ferries and the construction of three new ones, two of which are already sailing, built at the Italian shipyard Visentini and a third super fast catamaran ferry under construction at the Spanish shipyard Armon Gijón. The programme, […]

17 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG public transport in India on the rise

LNG public transport in India on the rise

After several years of experimentation with a first LNG powered bus put on the road in Thiruvanthapuram, capital of the Indian state of Kerala, Tata Motors, India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, delivered 4 new LNG powered buses that started the service. Two of the new models, named Starbus LNG AC at 36, were assigned to […]

13 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Small scale LNG in the Moroccan desert

Small scale LNG in the Moroccan desert

The Moroccan company Sound Energy, specialized in the exploration and production of natural gas, claimed to have shifted its attention to the production of small-scale production in the TE-5 Horst field, as part of the Tendrara production concession in the desert north-east of the country, near the border with Algeria. As reported by LNG World […]

11 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

4,510 LNG trucks sold in Europe in 2019

4,510 LNG trucks sold in Europe in 2019

European statistics (EU + EFTA countries) relating to liquefied natural gas (LNG) recently published by the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe), highlighted a strong momentum in 2019 for the sales of LNG-powered heavy transport vehicles. LNG heavy trucks, in fact, recorded a strong increase of registrations, with 4,510 new units sold, tripling […]

3 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First Russian LNG-powered river ship

First Russian LNG-powered river ship

On February 27th at the JSC Zelenodolsk river yard – located in the center of Russia on the Volga River and belonging to the Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation JSC – the “keel laying” ceremony of a river cruise ship was held, which will be the first of the of its kind to be powered by […]

3 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG Bunkering operations to ships tripled in 2019 in Spain

LNG Bunkering operations to ships tripled in 2019 in Spain

195 operations were carried out in 2019, in which 81,704 m3 of LNG was supplied. This is a very significant increase compared to the 60 operations carried out in 2018, when 4,504 m3 of LNG were supplied. This growing trend continues in January 2020, with 35 operations carried out, in which 12,055 m3 was supplied. […]

24 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Nauticor (Linde) with shipyard Fassmer on LNG-fuelled newbuilds

Nauticor (Linde) with shipyard Fassmer on LNG-fuelled newbuilds

The LNG distributor for ships Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg, belonging to the Linde group, and the Fr Fassmer shipyard (belonging to the Swiss group of the same name in Bern) have signed a collaboration agreement for the construction and conversion of ships powered by LNG. The first project carried out under the […]

24 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Liqvis (Uniper group) and Echo (Esso network) for LNG stations in Germany

Liqvis (Uniper group) and Echo (Esso network) for LNG stations in Germany

In Germany, the companies Liqvis GmbH ( a subsidiary of the Uniper group founded in 2015) and Echo Tankstellen GmbH (operator of the Esso brand station network) have formed an alliance -subject to approval by the regulatory authorities – to promote the construction of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations in the Federal Republic […]

22 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Costa Toscana GNL taking shape

Costa Toscana GNL taking shape

At the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, the assembly of the hull of the Costa Toscana, Costa Crociere’s second ship powered by liquefied natural gas, has started in these days. Cruises can already be booked, but at the moment there are no stops in Tuscan ports. After Costa Smeralda, which entered into service on 21 […]

20 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG in transport, 2020 the turning point

LNG in transport, 2020 the turning point

di Diego Gavagnin In a recent parliamentary hearing, Snam, operator of the national gas pipelines, reported that the cost of LNG at the regasification terminals is now 3 euro / MWh lower than the Dutch gas hub, a European (and Italian) reference point which 16-17 euro MWh. The LNG market is therefore very favorable in […]

19 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Edison: LNG deposit in Brindisi a hinge between Ravenna and Oristano

Edison: LNG deposit in Brindisi a hinge between Ravenna and Oristano

Following last year’s announcement, Edison has submitted to the Ministry of Economic Development the project for the coastal LNG storage facility in the port of Brindisi., as stated by Staffetta Quotidiana. A first Conference of Services will take place on March 8. In its preliminary technical report, the company explains its overall strategy for coastal […]

18 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Ikea awards LC3 for the use of LNG in transport

Ikea awards LC3 for the use of LNG in transport

The Umbrian transport and logistics company LC3 is the first trucking company in the world to receive the title “Iway Well Developed Supplier Unit (IWDSU)“, awarded by Ikea to partners who stand out for their commitment to ethics, safety and the environment. With this award, the Swedish furniture giant has confirmed its desire to strengthen […]

18 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

The LNG at Nicoli’s driver training school

The LNG at Nicoli’s driver training school

Nicoli Trasporti Spedizioni, a company based in Albino (Bergamo), has set up a training course for young truck drivers that includes knowledge of LNG and experience on vehicles powered by this fuel. The training course is the first phase of a staff search reserved for young people aged 21 to 29 in Friuli. The company, […]

16 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Even Gazzetti Trasporti (Sassuolo) moves to LNG

Even Gazzetti Trasporti (Sassuolo) moves to LNG

Recently, Iveco delivered 10 Stralis AS440S46T / P fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the logistics company Gazzetti Srl, which manages the transport of raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products for the Italian ceramic district of Sassuolo, town in the Province of Modena; are the first trucks with this power supply to complement […]

14 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Higas, Sardinia: six months to go

Higas, Sardinia: six months to go

The countdown to the first coastal LNG deposit in the Mediterranean has begun. Only six months to complete the plant in the Port of Santa Giusta, Oristano, which will be able to supply LNG to Sardinia, starting the methanization of the island. The works carry on rapidly in order to maintain the deadline set at […]

12 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

New: LNG and BioGNL in Gasum station in Sweden

New: LNG and BioGNL in Gasum station in Sweden

In Sweden, the Finnish company Gasum has inaugurated its ninth LNG refueling station for heavy vehicles, located in the northern town of Umeå overlooking the Gulf of Bothnia. Umeå station is also able to supply BioLNG which is produced according to the principles of the circular economy from organic waste. Therefore being the first gas […]

11 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Small-scale LNG, growth boosts with the heavy-duty transport.

Small-scale LNG, growth boosts with the heavy-duty transport.

REF-E’s SSLNG Watch 2019 annual report is now available.2020-2023 is crucial for ultimate success. Milan 05/02/2020 – The use of liquefied natural gas in Italy goes on in its various sectors of use: heavy and light transport, maritime, rail, aerospace, industries and isolated city networks. Overall, the number of plants equipped with small LNG depots […]

5 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Carnival’s LNG cruise Mardi Gras floated out at Meyer Turku shipyard

Carnival’s LNG cruise Mardi Gras floated out at Meyer Turku shipyard

The 180,000 GT Mardi Gras – which will be North America’s first LNG-fuelled cruise ship and the largest in the Carnival fleet – was floated out at Meyer Turku’s Finnish shipyard (24 January). Jan Meyer, the CEO of Meyer Turku, said: ‘I believe Mardi Gras will be a truly special ship. She will be the […]

31 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Florida pushes on the development of small scale LNG infrastructures

Florida pushes on the development of small scale LNG infrastructures

Florida’s 15 ports are increasingly paving the way for natural gas as an alternative to traditional fuels in the US thanks to the developement of cutting-edge LNG infrastructures. This is what emerges from a report recently published by the Florida Ports Council and the Florida Natural Gas Association, which underlines how the 15 ports in […]

30 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

110 New Scania LNG trucks for Barilla and KP Logistik

110 New Scania LNG trucks for Barilla and KP Logistik

Scania is confirmed as one of the frontline companies in Europe for the production of LNG industrial vehicles, with new important orders in Italy and Germany by Barilla and KP Logistik, for a total of 110 new LNG trucks. Barilla has enlarged its LNG fleet, with 10 new LNG truks, in order to promote highly […]

29 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Rise to six the LNG ships of MSC Cruises with Wartsila technologies

Rise to six the LNG ships of MSC Cruises with Wartsila technologies

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique signed an agreement for the construction of two new LNG-powered World Class ships. MSC Cruises already commissioned two ships of the same class to the French Shipyards with the MoU of 31 October 2018 investing over 4 billion euros totally. The delivery of the four ships, the first of […]

24 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Other LNG-electric hybrid cruise ships of Vard (Fincantieri) for Ponant

Other LNG-electric hybrid cruise ships of Vard (Fincantieri) for Ponant

VARD, a Norwegian subsidiary of Fincantieri, signed an agreement with the French shipowner PONANT on the last December 19th, for the supply of two new generation small luxury cruise ships. In addition, VARD will deliver “Le Commandant Charcot”, the first LNG-powered Arctic hybrid-electric cruise ship, to PONANT in 2021. The two new boats represent the […]

22 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL