The growth of LNG car carriers continues: two new ships for Hyundai

The growth of LNG car carriers continues: two new ships for Hyundai

Following recent orders for LNG car carriers, the Korean Register (KR) classification company recently announced that it has granted approval in principle (AIP) for the suitability of two ships with LNG propulsion (dual fuel) used for the transport of vehicles developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

2 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

First full-scale test of the combustion chamber of AVIO M10 LNG – LOx

First full-scale test of the combustion chamber of AVIO M10 LNG – LOx

n the United States on last March, the first test of the combustion chamber of the cryogenic M10 liquid oxygen and methane engine for the third stage of the future Italian Vega E launcher was held at the historic NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville (Alabama).

31 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

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

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

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

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

Third barge of Titan LNG for the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub

Third barge of Titan LNG for the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub

The Dutch service supplier of liquefied natural gas, Titan LNG has contracted last December the Norwegian shipbroker Fearnleys to run the tender process of his third LNG bunker barge for the Amestardam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) hub. Titan Hyperion, this is the name chosen for the 8000 cubic meter barge that will improve the security of supply of LNG in […]

21 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

For a less uncertain future, while the stones run out

For a less uncertain future, while the stones run out

di Diego Gavagnin The new year marks the beginning of six key months for Europe’s climate and energy policies, where the role assigned to natural gas will be central. Fundamental because the decision-making process announced by the new European Commission, which in the meantime can count on a widespread consensus of the Parliament, will be […]

20 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Total to supply LNG to CMA in Marseille; Costa Smeralda in Barcelona

Total to supply LNG to CMA in Marseille; Costa Smeralda in Barcelona

Total Marine Fuels and the CMA CGM shipowner announced in a joint statement, released in early December, the signing of a ten-year contract for the supply of 10,000 Teu containerships in the Mediterranean, starting in autumn 2021. The new contract covers the ships used between Europe and Asia, and provides for a ship-to-ship supply of […]

19 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG in Japan with the first port bunkers and new ferries

LNG in Japan with the first port bunkers and new ferries

Japan takes important steps towards the development of LNG as a marine fuel, thanks to an ambitious development plan and two significant bunkering tests in the ports of Nagoya and Kobe made by the transport company MOL Group (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines). In the second part of 2019, the Group first announced his participation in the […]

17 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Volkswagen will become the first company to use LNG for overseas car freighters

Volkswagen will become the first company to use LNG for overseas car freighters

The Volkswagen Group announced through a press release that from 2020 it will be the first car manufacturer to use LNG merchant ships to transport cars. The choice of the German company aims to reduce the emissions produced by the transport of goods and products, as pointed out by Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group […]

13 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL