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

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

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

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

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

New special LNG-electric ships for the German government

New special LNG-electric ships for the German government

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

Soon in the North Sea the largest crane ship in the world, first on LNG

Soon in the North Sea the largest crane ship in the world, first on LNG

On March 22, the semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir of the Heerema Marine Contractors, the first of its kind in the world to be powered by LNG, arrived for the first time in the port of Rotterdam after being towed by the tug Kolga in the Caland Canal.

8 Apr 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 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

Other LNG-electric hybrid cruise ships of Vard (Fincantieri) for Ponant

Other LNG-electric hybrid cruise ships of Vard (Fincantieri) for Ponant

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

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

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

IMO 1.1.2020, are we ready?

IMO 1.1.2020, are we ready?

by Diego Gavagnin Only a few days left to the sulfur content limits in marine fuels worldwide, as per the decision of the IMO, the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency that governs maritime traffic and its impact on ‘environment. The goal of the intervention is not so much the preservation of climatic stability as […]

27 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

+5000% increase for LNG in international shipping by 2040, IEA predicts

+5000% increase for LNG in international shipping by 2040, IEA predicts

The use of LNG as a bunker fuel is expected to grow sharply in the coming years, the IEA said in its World Energy Outlook 2019. The use of LNG in international shipping is expected to reach 50 bn m³/yr of equivalent pipeline gas (39 mn t/yr of LNG) by 2040 from less than 1 […]

25 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Second Balearia LNG-fueled newbuild ferry Marie Curie starts operations

Second Balearia LNG-fueled newbuild ferry Marie Curie starts operations

Friday 26 of July 2019, Spanish shipping company Baleària‘ second LNG-fuelled newbuild ferry Marie Curie has started operations on the route Valencia-Ibiza-Palma. Marie Curie, built at the Italian Cantiere Navale Visentini shipyard, follows its sister vessel Hypatia de Alejandria that started operations earlier this year. Baleària has invested €200 million ($223.4 million) in the construction […]

29 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

The first “annual meeting” of Assarmatori, the association founded in January 2018 within Conftrasporto – Confcommercio, was held in Rome in mid-July. In his report, the president Stefano Messina, after having reviewed the phases and the motivations that led to the constitution of the new Association, recalled the essential data of the sea economy for […]

26 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Keppel O&M wins contract for “LNG ready” dredger

Keppel O&M wins contract for “LNG ready” dredger

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) – through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) – has recently secured a contract for a “LNG-ready” newbuilt high-specification trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) vessel destined to Van Oord shipping company. The order follows from an option granted to Van Oord based on earlier contracts that were […]

23 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Twenty LNG-powered containerships for CMA CGM by 2022

Twenty LNG-powered containerships for CMA CGM by 2022

On the occasion of World Environment Day, French container shipping giant CMA CGM has reiterated its commitment to the environment, striving to be a leader in the energy transition of the maritime industry. Claiming to be a pioneer in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, the group will have taken delivery […]

11 Jun 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

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

Six companies interested in LNG deposit in the Port of Augusta

Six companies interested in LNG deposit in the Port of Augusta

The market survey launched at the end of 2018 by the Portual Authority (AdSP) of the Eastern Sicilian Sea to identify individuals potentially interested in creating and operating a coastal LNG deposit in the port of Augusta ended positively (read article HERE). The AdSP has announced that within the scheduled time six expressions of interest […]

20 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Hapag-Lloyd first in world to convert large container ship to LNG

Hapag-Lloyd first in world to convert large container ship to LNG

Recently the maritime company Hapag Lloyd of Hamburg has signed with the Chinese company Hudong ZHONGHUA Shipbuilding (Group) Co Ltd. a contract to convert its maxi container ship “Sajir” of 15.000 TEU (conventional unit that is equivalent to a container of 20 feet) to LNG. The conversion will be carried out in the Shanghai-based shipyard […]

12 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Port of Augusta’s interest for a LNG deposit

Port of Augusta’s interest for a LNG deposit

The Eastern Sicilian Sea Port Authority (AdSP), which oversees the Italian Ports of Augusta and Catania under the leadership of the President Andrea Annunziata, in the last weeks of 2018 launched a market survey aimed at identifying subjects potentially interested in construction and management  of an LNG coastal facility in the Port of Augusta. The […]

11 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Italian Government boosts LNG for transport and confirms tax exemption

Italian Government boosts LNG for transport and confirms tax exemption

Two recent strategic government documents outline a policy on the development of small scale LNG: NECP – Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan The first is one is the proposal for the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), requested by the European Commission to all member countries. In 2019 all the Plans will be […]

6 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL