The largest container ship in the world passes to LNG; another 16 waiting

The largest container ship in the world passes to LNG; another 16 waiting

Recently, the China shipyard Huarun Dadong has started the conversion to LNG of Hapag-Lloyd’s ultra-container Sajir, which is heralded as the first conversion in the world of a container ship of this size.

23 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Carnival to build second LNG-powered Excel-class ship

Carnival to build second LNG-powered Excel-class ship

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of its founding, Carnival Cruise Line will build a new LNG-powered Excel-class ship that will join the Carnival fleet in 2022.

22 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Ariane leaves hydrogen for LNG in space vectors

Ariane leaves hydrogen for LNG in space vectors

A recent survey by the online space magazine Austronautinews, explains the strategies of the French Ariane and ESA, the European Space Agency, for the use of LNG to replace hydrogen in the new engines of the “Protheus” series.

21 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Bio-LNG plant starting in Novi Ligure

Bio-LNG plant starting in Novi Ligure

After its installation was completed at the end of July 2020, the Italian Bio-LNG plant from the landfill of Novi Ligure is now fully functioning.

18 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

European funds for LNG in the ports of Trieste and Naples

European funds for LNG in the ports of Trieste and Naples

As part of the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, the port of Trieste has been awarded with European funds for the co-financing of two projects involving the use of LNG in the port area. European Commission has also granted around 700 thousand euros for a project, “Naples Lng Costal Depot”, presented by the joint venture JV Edison-Q8, for the development of an LNG deposit in the port of Naples.

17 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Fifteen LNG icebreakers for Arctic LNG 2

Fifteen LNG icebreakers for Arctic LNG 2

SMART LNG, a joint venture of the Russian companies Sovcomflot (SCF Group), specialized in fuel shipping, and NOVATEK, LNG producer, has signed contracts with VEB.RF Group, Russian economic development agency, and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for the construction of ten Arc7 LNG icebreakers for the shipment of liquid methane.

16 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Over 51% more LNG cruise ships compared to 2018

Over 51% more LNG cruise ships compared to 2018

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading global cruise industry association, published in early September the “Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report” by Oxford Economics. The report highlights companies’ progress in developing and implementing advanced technologies and practices to achieve lower emissions, greater efficiency and a cleaner environment on board, at sea and in port.

15 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Five bulk carriers for BHP: “LNG the only available commercial option”

Five bulk carriers for BHP: “LNG the only available commercial option”

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, has chartered five bulk carriers that will be powered by LNG. The company’s stated goal is to improve its environmental rating. With this choice, the company plans to reduce climate-altering emissions by 30 percent for each voyage.

14 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG public transport boosting with ItalScania, IIA and HVM

LNG public transport boosting with ItalScania, IIA and HVM

In Emilia Romagna, not only TPER (Transport of Passengers Emilia Romagna), already active for years in the use of LNG, but also the Forlì-based START Romagna chooses liquid methane as its first option. The Veneto Region also arrives, with the projects of the ATV (Verona Transport Company). Among the suppliers of the vehicles, ItalScania is joined by IIA (Industria Italia Autobus, formerly Breda Menarini). The technological innovation of HVM (High Vacuum Maintenance), manufacturer of cryogenic tanks, was decisive, allowing them to be positioned on the roof of cars.

11 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Nordic countries started to use BioLNG as a marine fuel

Nordic countries started to use BioLNG as a marine fuel

The Finnish company Gasum, active in the production and distribution of natural gas, the shipping company ESL Shipping and the Swedish steel producer SSAB have started tests for the use of bio-LNG as a marine fuel.

3 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

OLT now ready to supply LNG tankers

OLT now ready to supply LNG tankers

It was concluded at the end of July, at the Ministry of Environment, the procedure for the verification of environmental impact of the changes to the OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana) regasification plant operating off Livorno, necessary for the supply of small LNG tankers.

2 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Dutch Rolande opens its first LNG station in Germany

Dutch Rolande opens its first LNG station in Germany

Rolande, market leader in the Netherlands in the construction of infrastructure for the production of liquefied natural gas and bio-LNG for trucks, has recently entered the German LNG market with the opening of its first LNG filling station in the city of Ulm.

1 Sep 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Fincantieri starts construction of LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar

Fincantieri starts construction of LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar

Last June 25, at the Sturgeon Bay shipyard, in Wisconsin, (USA), Fincantieri started the construction of a LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar.

31 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

EU funding for 19 LNG projects in the maritime sector

EU funding for 19 LNG projects in the maritime sector

The European Union has announced the allocation of € 142 million in funding for 19 projects aimed at the maritime use of LNG in the various Member States, through the conversion of ships capable of using LNG as fuel, as well as the installation of related storage and distribution infrastructures in the ports.

28 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Enagás and BP Oil España to promote the use of gas in the transport sector in Spain.

Enagás and BP Oil España to promote the use of gas in the transport sector in Spain.

The agreement signed by the two companies aims to support the development of projects along three lines of action: the promotion of infrastructure for LNG and methane in the sustainable transport sector; production and promotion of renewable gases consumption; the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation projects. The agreement was signed by Luis Aires, President of BP Oil España, and Marcelino Oreja, CEO of Enagás.

26 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Golar Power and Galileo Technologies to promote micro-LNG solutions in Brazil

Golar Power and Galileo Technologies to promote micro-LNG solutions in Brazil

In early July, Golar Power and Galileo Technologies signed an agreement in São Paulo to accelerate the energy transition towards a cleaner energy supply chain with less environmental impact in Brazil by replacing diesel oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and/or heavy fuel oil (HFO) with liquefied natural gas.

26 Aug 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

SGMF publishes guidelines  for vessels using LNG as fuel

SGMF publishes guidelines for vessels using LNG as fuel

The Society for Marine Gas as a Fuel (SGMF) has published new guidelines on working practices for the maintenance, repair and dry docking operations of ships that use LNG as a fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-powered ships, including the dry docking period.

14 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

New model of LNG working catamaran by ST Engineering

New model of LNG working catamaran by ST Engineering

Last month, the Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) group announced the development of a new high-speed LNG-powered work catamaran project, in collaboration with the Australian naval engineering company Incat Crowther, to be used in the transfer of the workforce employed on energy offshore platforms.

9 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Ready go! New course for direct uses of LNG

Ready go! New course for direct uses of LNG

The webinars organized by ConferenzaGNL aroused great interest. The goal was to give voice to an industrial chain silenced by the quarantine.

7 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Total Italia new leading company on the Italian small scale LNG market

Total Italia new leading company on the Italian small scale LNG market

The Total Group, through its Total Italia branch, has announced in recent days that it has entered the market for the sale of LNG to final consumers in Italy in land transport as well as for industrial and maritime uses.

4 Jul 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Fluxys aims to upgrade LNG truck supplies to Zebrugge

Fluxys aims to upgrade LNG truck supplies to Zebrugge

Fluxys, the Belgian operator of the high pressure natural gas transmission network, natural gas storage infrastructure and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Zeebrugge, is contemplating further expansion of its LNG for trucks.

29 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Third tank for the Knutsen LNG tanker. It will serve LNG small scale warehouse in Ravenna (Edison)

Third tank for the Knutsen LNG tanker. It will serve LNG small scale warehouse in Ravenna (Edison)

The South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, who is currently building the small/medium scale LNG tanker on behalf of the Norwegian shipping company Knutsen, has recently mounted the third LNG tank on board the ship which will have a total capacity of 30,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas.

26 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Four new Gasum LNG stations by summer 2020

Four new Gasum LNG stations by summer 2020

The energy company Gasum plans to expand its LNG road distribution network through the opening of four new LNG stations by summer 2020.

24 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Approved the WinGD most powerful LNG marine engine for the CMA CGM ships

Approved the WinGD most powerful LNG marine engine for the CMA CGM ships

The classification society Bureau Veritas has granted its approval for the 12X92DF dual-fuel LNG/diesel engines of Wintherthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), the most powerful thus far built, whose first series is already under construction at the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and will power nine ultra-large container ships (ULCS) owned by the French group CMA CGM.

22 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL