Optimus, Elenger Marine’s new small LNG bunker

Optimus, Elenger Marine’s new small LNG bunker

At the beginning of the second week of September, the 6,000 cubic meter LNG bunker ship Optimus was successfully launched and christened at the shipyard of the Dutch shipbuilding company Damen Group, built on behalf of the Elenger Marine company.

16 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG buses also in Russia (GAZ Group)

LNG buses also in Russia (GAZ Group)

The GAZ Group, one of the main Russian manufacturers of natural gas vehicles has designed a new LNG-powered bus that will be marketed under the initials LiAZ-5292 LNG, after the completion of all certification tests and following the the final approval of the new model.

13 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First ship to ship LNG in Italy for Costa Smeralda, now back at sea

First ship to ship LNG in Italy for Costa Smeralda, now back at sea

At 11.20pm on Saturday 10 October, the Costa Smeralda, flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, the largest and most modern LNG-powered ship in the world, resumed navigation. It is also the first liquid methane cruise ship to resume navigation after forced “disarmament” due to the coronavirus, which has blocked all cruises since last February.

12 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First Bureau Veritas approval for HHI floating LNG-to-power solution

First Bureau Veritas approval for HHI floating LNG-to-power solution

Classification company Bureau Veritas has granted Principle Approval (AiP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) LNG Floating Power Plant System (Hi-FL2P).

8 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Pavilion Energy: naval LNG demand seen by at 30 million tons in 2030

Pavilion Energy: naval LNG demand seen by at 30 million tons in 2030

According to recent forecasts by the specialist company Pavilion Energy, collected and relaunched by S&P Global Platts, the global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) for ship bunkering will grow considerably in the coming years, reaching 9 million tons in 2025 and growing about thirty times to around 30 million tonnes in 2030, with at least 100 more LNG bunkering vessels to be added to the existing fleet.

7 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

The Edison-Q8 project of the LNG coastal deposit in Naples has been officialized

The Edison-Q8 project of the LNG coastal deposit in Naples has been officialized

Edison and Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) officially presented last October 1st the project for a coastal storage of LNG in the Neapolitan port, described by the two companies as part of the “Green Shipping Week 2020” in Naples, after the indiscretions that have occurred in the past two years and a recent European grant for authorization engineering.

5 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Small Scale LNG even in Sicily

Small Scale LNG even in Sicily

On 19 September, the first LNG road service station and the first biomethane production plant in Sicily have been inaugurated in Catania. The distribution plant, also equipped with a biomethane dispenser for cars, was built by the local Nicolosi Trasporti, while the biomethane production plant, from waste and by-products of agricultural production, by Assoro Biometano.

5 Oct 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

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

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

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

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