First Gasum’s Bio-LNG station in Sweden

First Gasum’s Bio-LNG station in Sweden

The Finnish energy company Gasum recently inaugurated its first liquefied biogas filling station (Bio-LNG) in Sweden. The distribution station, equipped with both liquefied natural gas and biogas dispensers, was opened on last Monday in Västerås and is the first of its kind in the Swedish county of Västmanland. Gasum is one of the largest biogas […]

22 May 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

5th International Conference & ExpoGNL

5th International Conference & ExpoGNL

The Small Scale LNG Use. Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Expo, Naples 15-16 May 2019 is the key event in the Mediterranean area on direct uses of LNG. Owned and projected by Mirumir in collaboration with Italian Committee of the World Energy (WEC), ConferenzaGNL® is the independent initiative, launched in 2012, to promote the LNG industrial chain in the Euro-Mediterranean […]

17 May 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Wärtsilä’s engines for China’s first LNG-fuelled PSV fleet

Wärtsilä’s engines for China’s first LNG-fuelled PSV fleet

The technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new LNG fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The ships are being built for China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL) at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry yard and the Liaonan […]

17 May 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

An Interview with | Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie OME

An Interview with | Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie OME

We interviewed Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director OME (Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie), who will attend the fifth International Conference on Small Scale LNG, an event promoted by ConferenzaGNL® next 15/16 May in Naples, Mostra D’Oltremare. What will be OME involvement and role into the works of the Conference? OME pioneered the organization of cross cutting […]

8 May 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Pavilion Energy Conducts Singapore’s First STS LNG Bunkering

Pavilion Energy Conducts Singapore’s First STS LNG Bunkering

Singapore’s integrated energy company Pavilion Energy has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The operation comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly-modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel. […]

3 May 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

An Interview with | OLT Offshore LNG Toscana

An Interview with | OLT Offshore LNG Toscana

We interviewed Alessandro Fino, Managing Director OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, the company which manages the floating storage and regasification unit “FSRU Toscana”. “FSRU Toscana” is permanently moored off the Italian coast – between Livorno and Pisa- in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. What role does the Small Scale LNG play for Italy? The new International […]

2 May 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG-fuelled cruise ships now in Italy

LNG-fuelled cruise ships now in Italy

Cruise passengers can now choose to embark from Civitavecchia or from La Spezia on the AIDAnova ship, currently the largest cruise ship in the world that can use liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Mediterranean. Aida Cruiser is a shipping company controlled by Costa Crociere, a company owned by Carnival Corporation, one of the world’s […]

29 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG as marine fuel: why it is a true revolution

LNG as marine fuel: why it is a true revolution

by Diego Gavagnin | ConferenzaGNL The development of shipping powered by liquid methane will be one of the main themes of the upcoming “The Small Scale LNG Use, Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Expo” (Napoli, 15-16 May 2019), with the the urgency to plan the necessary LNG supply structure for ships at the center of the debate. The […]

25 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Ship-to-ship LNG bunkering for two AET’s Oil Tankers in Rotterdam

Ship-to-ship LNG bunkering for two AET’s Oil Tankers in Rotterdam

The Singapore shipping company AET Tankers revealed that its two new LNG dual-fuel sister Aframaxes undertook their first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Port of Rotterdam, earlier in April. According to the company, the 113,000 dwt oil and chemical tankers Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu conducted their first call to a port in Europe as they […]

24 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Avenir LNG switches order for LNG carrier duo from Keppel to SOE shipyard

Avenir LNG switches order for LNG carrier duo from Keppel to SOE shipyard

Avenir LNG Ltd has announced the signing of contracts with Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd. (SOE) for the construction of two 7,500 cbm LNG carriers, at its Nantong, China shipyard, with options to build two more. Delivery of the two LNG new buildings is scheduled for May and August 2021. The ships are […]

23 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

New LNG plant in Brescia; Iveco 460 to Trailer Spa and Angelo Rattini

New LNG plant in Brescia; Iveco 460 to Trailer Spa and Angelo Rattini

The 44th Italian LNG and L-CNG distribution facility was inaugurated in Brescia, built by Ferlina Srl, a subsidiary of Iclam di Montichiari, which since 1978 has been dealing in the distribution of petroleum products. The plant was built by Ham Italia, which will also supply liquid methane for an 80 m3 cryogenic tank. The delivery […]

18 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Renewable LNG pushes natural gas uses

Renewable LNG pushes natural gas uses

by Diego Gavagnin | ConferenzaGNL During “The Small Scale LNG Use, Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Expo” (Naples, Mostra d’Oltremare 15-16 May 2019), the first and only international event dedicated exclusively to the Small Scale LNG in all its end uses, the debate will be probably focus much more on Italy than abroad. This is also due […]

17 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Lombardy: 2 million € for LNG distributors, applications by June 4th

Lombardy: 2 million € for LNG distributors, applications by June 4th

Lombardy Region published a call for public LNG facilities to be implemented in the regional grid, as the council  deliberated  on a proposal from the Economic Development department launched last December. The budget is 2 million €. The call is for micro, small and medium sized enterprises based in Lombardy who deal with the fuel […]

11 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Trans Gas Solution developes the first LNG bunkering system in Korea

Trans Gas Solution developes the first LNG bunkering system in Korea

Trans Gas Solution, a leading company in the Korean LNG market, has been given the go-ahead by the Korean maritime authority for the development of the KOLT-05B model. The designed unit is a 48.5 m vessel with an IMO Type C pressurised fuel tank with a storage capacity of 500 m3 which includes a low-pressure […]

10 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Anthony Veder acquisition confirms LNG fuelled carriers market increasing

Anthony Veder acquisition confirms LNG fuelled carriers market increasing

Dutch Shipowner Anthony Veder expands its fleets and acquires two more 10.000 bcm vesseles. The two carriers are designed to carry LNG and other petrochemical products including ethylene .  The Dutch shipping company counts now on a 33 vessels fleet, of which eight can carry out operations in the small scale LNG sector. In a […]

9 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Titan LNG to Supply LNG for two Rederij Doeksen newbuild ferries

Titan LNG to Supply LNG for two Rederij Doeksen newbuild ferries

Dutch ferry company Rederij Doeksen and LNG supplier Titan LNG have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of LNG as a shipping fuel to newbuild ferries that will only use LNG for propulsion. Both ferries, Willem de Vlamingh and Willem Barentsz, will operate on the route to the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling […]

8 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG in transport is boosting worldwide and in Italy is a 1.7 billion business

LNG in transport is boosting worldwide and in Italy is a 1.7 billion business

Next May in Naples will be held the 5th euro-mediterranean Conference on direct uses of LNG. 2019 is the year of maritime transportation thanks also to the arrival of the first LNG ships in the Mediterranean Sea. A whole new green future for LNG made from bio-methane and syn-methane is coming. Next 15th and 16th […]

5 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Furetank Rederi Orders a new LNG fuelled Tanker

Furetank Rederi Orders a new LNG fuelled Tanker

The Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi AB has signed a contract for the construction of  a new double fuel tanker (LNG / Fuel Oil) with the Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding, which is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020. In addition, the agreement includes an option for an additional LNG dual fuel […]

4 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

GNVert (Engie) opens a new LNG station in France

GNVert (Engie) opens a new LNG station in France

In France, GNVert (the  subsidiary of the Engie Group) has inaugurated a new LNG and L-CNG distribution station in Garons, a municipality located about ten kilometers south-east of the town of Nîmes, capital of the Gard Department, in the Occitanie Region. The Garons station for the moment is reserved only for local logistics operators who […]

3 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Five more LNG containerships for CMA CGM Group

Five more LNG containerships for CMA CGM Group

The French shipping company CMA CGM has ordered new five LNG-powered containerships to a Chinese shipyard of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The agreement, signed in France by Rodolphe Saadé, President and CEO of CMA CGM, and Lei Fanpei, President of CSSC Group, on the occasion of the meeting between the President of the […]

1 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG trains will run in Italy with FS, SNAM and Hitachi Rail

LNG trains will run in Italy with FS, SNAM and Hitachi Rail

In a joint statement released on March 28, FS Italiane, Snam and Hitachi Rail announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at converting part of the current FS Italiane train fleet from diesel to methane ( liquid and compressed), as part of the promotion of sustainable mobility in public transport in Italy. […]

29 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Small scale LNG and shareholding change procedures started for OLT

Small scale LNG and shareholding change procedures started for OLT

The Ministry of Economic Development has received the authorization request for the upgrading works of the OLT regasification terminal, located 11 miles from Livorno with a capacity of 3.7 billion of natural gas, for the LNG tankers loading (LNG logistics in the Mediterranean will be discussed in depth in the next 5th International Conference on […]

28 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Steel cut for LNG Bunker Vessel for Eesti Gas

Steel cut for LNG Bunker Vessel for Eesti Gas

On March 18, at the Damen shipyard in Yichang, China, a ceremony was held to mark the start of  cutting steel of  first LNG short-range LNG bunker ship to be built on behalf of the Estonian company Eesti Gaas. The bunker vessel project, co-financed by the European Union through the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) tool, […]

27 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG commercial bunkerings of ships in Polish seaports of Gdańsk and Gdynia

First LNG commercial bunkerings of ships in Polish seaports of Gdańsk and Gdynia

Between 13th and 18th of March 2019, the Polish oil and gas companies PGNiG and LOTOS completed two commercial bunkering operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the first operations of this kind carried out at seaports in Gdańsk and Gdynia. With the first bunkering operation, 54 tonnes of LNG fuel (32,000 Nm3 of natural gas) […]

26 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Aida Nova in Civitavecchia first full LNG port in the Mediterranean

Aida Nova in Civitavecchia first full LNG port in the Mediterranean

Contrary to what we wrote last February 22nd (read here), we apologize to all our readers, Costa Smeralda will not be the first LNG ship to operate in the Mediterranean, but it will be the Aida Nova (Aida Cruises group), by North American Carnival Group. Aida Nova will be based in Civitavecchia, having adhered to […]

25 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL