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

GIE map 2020: small scale LNG speeds up

GIE map 2020: small scale LNG speeds up

GIE (Gas Infrastructure Europe), the association representing European operators of gas transportation infrastructures, storage and regasification of LNG, also active in the small scale LNG sector, has communicated the publication of the map updated on 15 June 2020 regarding services for the direct use of liquid methane.

19 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Shell starts new project on BioLNG

Shell starts new project on BioLNG

In order to ensure the availability of BioLNG at its distribution stations, Shell has announced the construction of a production site in Germany, which is expected to be undertaken by spring 2021.

17 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First the hen, then the egg, but how’s the bird?

First the hen, then the egg, but how’s the bird?

The metaphor of whether the egg or the chicken comes first, meaning whether the demand for a good or the infrastructure to supply it should come first for the development of a market, has been repeatedly used and perhaps abused in these first ten years of development of the direct use of LNG in Italy (and beyond).

15 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Western Australia pushes for Pilbara LNG fuelling hub

Western Australia pushes for Pilbara LNG fuelling hub

The Western Australian government is pushing forward plans to create an international liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling hub in Pilbara as part of a move to reduce carbon emissions. The state government claims transition to LNG fuelled vessels in Pilbara ports could reduce emissions by up to six million tonnes per annum (Mtpa).

5 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Nauticor’s first ship-to-ship LNG bunker in Germany

Nauticor’s first ship-to-ship LNG bunker in Germany

Nauticor, a subsidiary of the Nordic energy company Gasum, conducted a ship to ship LNG bunkering operation for a product tanker in Germany on last May. The bunkering operation for the product tanker Ramelia took place in the port of Brunsbüttel at the river Elbe. The operation was the first bunkering operation since Nauticor became a part of Gasum on April 30, 2020.

4 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Wes Amelie saves 1 million euros using the LNG

Wes Amelie saves 1 million euros using the LNG

The container ship Wes Amelie has saved on average over US $ 3,000 per day (or about 2,750 Euros /day) during 2019, using liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of maritime diesel (MGO)

1 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Germany highways: toll relief renewal for LNG trucks

Germany highways: toll relief renewal for LNG trucks

In Germany the Transport Commission of the German Bundestag extended until 31 December 2023 the exemption from the motorway toll for LNG and CNG powered trucks, which has been in force since the beginning of 2019.

29 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG small tanker ship: news in Japan and South Korea

LNG small tanker ship: news in Japan and South Korea

In Japan, the Sakaide Works shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the first LNG bunker vessel of the country; In South Korea it was held the steel cutting ceremony for the construction of an LNG bunker for coastal supplies, the first to be built exclusively with local South Korean technology.

26 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Maritime LNG in the Saipem-CDP alliance on the energy transition

Maritime LNG in the Saipem-CDP alliance on the energy transition

here is also LNG in the framework agreement on the energy transition, signed by Saipem and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) on 6 May. In particular, the development of intervention models is envisaged for the promotion, development and construction of infrastructures for the supply, transformation and use of LNG in maritime transport.

25 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First Total’s LNG bunker vessel for CMA CGM’s containerships is now ready

First Total’s LNG bunker vessel for CMA CGM’s containerships is now ready

The Hudong-Zhonghua (HZ) Chinese shipyard handed over to the Japanese shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) the first of the two bunkers rented by Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions for the ten-year supply of the French shipowner CMA CGM’s containerships.

22 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

After years of announced availability on the official sites, in early May in Marseille there was the first supply of LNG direct from tank ship to user ship (READ MORE here). Everything went smoothly under the grim control of a team of maritime firefighters and officials of the harbor master.

18 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG’s first ship to ship in Marseille (and France)

LNG’s first ship to ship in Marseille (and France)

The first ship to ship refueling of LNG ever in France took place in Marseille on 4 May. The Coral Methane tanker has been involved and has been carrying out this type of operations in the ports of Tenerife and Barcelona for more than a year for the LNG cruise ships of the Carnival Group (the Costa Smeralda, flagship of Costa Cruises, and the Aida Prima).

17 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

On Mars soon thanks to LNG. Back to the Moon in 2024

On Mars soon thanks to LNG. Back to the Moon in 2024

On 6 May, the Raptor engine, powered by LNG and liquid oxygen, mounted on the prototype Starship SN4, was switched on and off at a standstill, without take-off. It was announced by Elon Musk, the innovative South African entrepreneur, who provided photos, videos and information about the Starship project being tested by his company SpaceX.

12 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Chart Industries joins the Australian LNG Marine Fuel Institute

Chart Industries joins the Australian LNG Marine Fuel Institute

The role of LNG Marine Fuel (LNG MFI), a non-profit association, unique in the Southern hemisphere, which promotes the use of liquid methane in maritime transport based in Perth, Australia, is growing. With the participation of Chart Industries, the industrial presence in the association is strengthened, which already includes, among others, the presence of Woodside, Wartsila, Ironside, Mitsubishi Motors, Man, Mol, Bhp, Rio Tinto, Win GD.

11 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Innovative LNG cold ironing for floating data center in Singapore

Innovative LNG cold ironing for floating data center in Singapore

Keppel Data Centres Holding has signed separate agreements with the logistics group Toll Group (Japan Post Group) and Dutch Royal Vopak to study the feasibility of a project related to a floating data centre and an LNG-to-power infrastructure aimed at decarbonising its operations.

8 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Foton Motor (Beijing-Mercedes) LNG truck for Argentina

Foton Motor (Beijing-Mercedes) LNG truck for Argentina

The largest Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer Beiqi Foton Motor in Changping (Beijing), 51% controlled by the Chinese government and 49% by Mercedes Benz, which in 2019 imported and marketed seven Auman EST LNG trucks in Argentina , announced plans to officially present this model across the country.

7 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First LOTOS LNG station in Poland, seventh in the country

First LOTOS LNG station in Poland, seventh in the country

In Poland, the LOTOS oil group has promoted an agreement between the distribution company LOTOS Paliwa and the company Remontowa LNG Systems Sp. for the design and construction of a pilot LNG refueling station in Gdansk-Osowa, which will be the first station of such type of the LOTOS Group in the country.

6 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG bunker boosting in Portugal

LNG bunker boosting in Portugal

The Port of Sines in the north of Portugal, where is the one and only LNG regasification terminal of the country, has started liquefied natural gas refueling operations on 2 March by feeding the special suction dredger reflux with hoppers “Scheldt River”, operative since 2017, with main LNG supply.

5 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

11 Scania LNG tractors for Ham Spain road tank

11 Scania LNG tractors for Ham Spain road tank

The Spanish HAM Group has acquired 11 new Scania R 410 tractors that will join its own fleet of Transportes HAM, a leading company in the LNG road tank transport sector, specialized in flammable and cryogenic products, such as liquefied natural gas, liquefied gases from the petroleum (LPG), fluorocarbons, sulfur and carbon dioxide, gases from the air (oxygen, argon and nitrogen), and sulfur dioxide.

4 May 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Nauticor and Novatek to co-develop small scale LNG in the Baltic Sea

Nauticor and Novatek to co-develop small scale LNG in the Baltic Sea

Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG and the Russian Novatek Green Energy have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding the cooperation in developing a joint LNG supply infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region.

30 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Dominion Energy strengthens in US small-scale LNG

Dominion Energy strengthens in US small-scale LNG

The US company Dominion Energy, based in Richmond (Virginia), which operates in the field of electricity and natural gas, recently expanded its activities in the small-scale LNG segment by acquiring from the Southern Company the producer Pivotal LNG of Atlanta particularly active in the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the maritime market.

28 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

European economic recovery, the small scale LNG is there

European economic recovery, the small scale LNG is there

In the latest published comment, we hoped for a confirmation of the European Green Deal program as a tool for relaunching the European economy on new foundations, with a reformist imprint capable of supporting the growing environmental sensitivity of citizens. The analyzes we are reading tell us that we will emerge from the current crisis with an increase in this sensitivity, not a decrease.

23 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Sweden: LNG coastal storage facility in the port of Oxelösund ready to go

Sweden: LNG coastal storage facility in the port of Oxelösund ready to go

The Swedish company OxGas, controlled by the Port of Oxelösund on the Baltic Sea south of Stockholm, has commissioned MAN Energy Solution for the development and construction of a multifunctional coastal LNG depot in the port area, the design of which was entrusted to the Danish company COWI.

17 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG oil-tankers, Total and AET proceed with the small scale

LNG oil-tankers, Total and AET proceed with the small scale

With two different press releases at the beginning of April, AET, the shipping company of the Malaysian MISC Group, provider of maritime energy logistics services, and Chartering and Shipping Services SA, of the Total Group, have announced an agreement for the construction and temporary rental of two dual-fuel VLCC (Very Large Crude Carriers) with main use of LNG. The two new ships are expected to be delivered to AET and then to Total from the first quarter of 2022.

16 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL