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
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
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
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 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
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
The German Federal Administration of Waterways and Navigation has ordered two special LNG-electric hybrid ships at the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in Lemwerder (Lower Saxony), with a third option by 2020, prepared to provide assistance in the event of accidents, fires or ships unable to maneuver. Propulsion will be ensured by Rolls Royce engines.
15 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
The implementation of the RaiLNG project continues, promoted by the Spanish consortium formed by Renfe, Enagas, Naturgy and ECA / Bureau Veritas, selected by the European Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks (INEA) to demonstrate the technical, economic, environmental and legal feasibility of LNG railway traction in Spain and in the EU.
14 Apr 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
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
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
Initiatives in support of small-scale LNG in Italy do not stop.The coronavirus emergency required the shift of scheduled events, but promotion and communication of the direct use of liquefied natural gas to the industry goes on. Press Release (ITA – ENG) | The health emergency crisis that is affecting Italy obliges Mirumir to postpone the […]
18 Mar 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The 180,000 GT Mardi Gras – which will be North America’s first LNG-fuelled cruise ship and the largest in the Carnival fleet – was floated out at Meyer Turku’s Finnish shipyard (24 January). Jan Meyer, the CEO of Meyer Turku, said: ‘I believe Mardi Gras will be a truly special ship. She will be the […]
31 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
Florida’s 15 ports are increasingly paving the way for natural gas as an alternative to traditional fuels in the US thanks to the developement of cutting-edge LNG infrastructures. This is what emerges from a report recently published by the Florida Ports Council and the Florida Natural Gas Association, which underlines how the 15 ports in […]
30 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
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
MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique signed an agreement for the construction of two new LNG-powered World Class ships. MSC Cruises already commissioned two ships of the same class to the French Shipyards with the MoU of 31 October 2018 investing over 4 billion euros totally. The delivery of the four ships, the first of […]
24 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
VARD, a Norwegian subsidiary of Fincantieri, signed an agreement with the French shipowner PONANT on the last December 19th, for the supply of two new generation small luxury cruise ships. In addition, VARD will deliver “Le Commandant Charcot”, the first LNG-powered Arctic hybrid-electric cruise ship, to PONANT in 2021. The two new boats represent the […]
22 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
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