First refueling, active Higas LNG in Sardinia

First refueling, active Higas LNG in Sardinia

On May 26, the Avenir Accolade tanker arrived at the Higas coastal depot in the port of Santa Giusta – Oristano in Sardinia, to carry out the first refueling of LNG. In the following days, the first plant of this type in the Mediterranean went into operation.

1 Jun 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Russia: Gazprom’s first LNG bunkerine arrives

Russia: Gazprom’s first LNG bunkerine arrives

The first Russian small-scale LNG refueling vessel, with a capacity of 5,800 cubic meters, has completed sea trials and is expected to join Gazprom Neft’s fleet in the second half of this year. The ship will operate mainly in the Baltic Sea for ship to ship supplies at the ports of St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga and Primorsk.

31 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Also in Turin waste collection with LNG

Also in Turin waste collection with LNG

After the experimentation of four LNG vehicles started in 2020, the Cidiu Group of environmental hygiene, which takes care of the collection and treatment of the waste of 13 municipalities (258 thousand resident citizens) in the north-west area of Turin, has another 13 arriving liquid methane vehicles.

28 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Italy in the LNG bunker: Gas and Heat and Fratelli Cosulich

Italy in the LNG bunker: Gas and Heat and Fratelli Cosulich

Italy’s Gas and Heat has contracted to supply the LNG tank and fuel handling system for a tanker barge owned by Knutsen Scale Gas, which will lease the barge to Shell Spain. Genoese shipowner Fratelli Cosulich has ordered an 8,000 cubic metre LNG tanker, with a 500 cubic metre marine diesel reserve, from Chinese shipyard CIMC SOE for ship-to-ship bunkering operations.

12 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Mobile LNG filling: Ham, Snam, FS, Hitachi, Levorato, TiApm, Ecomotive, HVM, Goldengas

Mobile LNG filling: Ham, Snam, FS, Hitachi, Levorato, TiApm, Ecomotive, HVM, Goldengas

Ham Italia has been awarded the European tender for the supply and installation of a mobile LNG refuelling station launched a year ago by the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority.
Work continues on equipping Italy’s first LNG train, built as part of a cooperation agreement between Snam, Fondazione FS, part of Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, and Hitachi Rail.

5 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

The first dedicated bioLNG plant on the Autobrennero

The first dedicated bioLNG plant on the Autobrennero

Since last April, the bioLNG refueling service with a dedicated tank has been active at the Sadobre Autoporto (Brenner border customs motorway station) near Vipiteno, alongside the traditional LNG one. This is the first Italian plant capable of supplying only bioLNG.

5 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

The first LNG fast catamaran ferry is in service

The first LNG fast catamaran ferry is in service

On May 1st, the fast catamaran ferry of the Spanish ferry operator Baleària, named Eleanor Roosevelt, first of its type in the world, entered into service. The maiden voyage connected the port of Denia, near Valencia, with Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca, in the Balearics.

4 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG for the restart of the former Alcoa in Sardinia

LNG for the restart of the former Alcoa in Sardinia

Last April, the authorization process for the modernization and reactivation of the aluminum production plant of the former ALCOA (now Sider Alloys) in Portovesme was started at the Sardinia Region. The revamping of the plant and the supply of production processes will use LNG, as there is no adequate natural gas distribution network on the island.

4 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG supplies for MSC Cruises in Marseille

LNG supplies for MSC Cruises in Marseille

MSC Cruises and Total, already linked by an LNG supply agreement for the next cruise ships of the Swiss shipowner who has Genoa as the reference port for cruises in the Mediterranean, have finalized the agreement for the supply of LNG at the port of Marseille.

3 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG Higas storage in provisional operation

LNG Higas storage in provisional operation

Last week, after receiving the authorization for the temporary operation, the Higas plant, the first coastal LNG deposit in the Mediterranean entered into service, with a capacity of 9,000 cubic meters divided between six containers. The depot overlooks the port of Santa Giusta – Oristano, in Sardinia island, Italy.

3 May 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG bunker with carbon-offset emissions by Repsol

First LNG bunker with carbon-offset emissions by Repsol

Repsol has bunkered a ship with LNG in the port of Cartagena in Spain, guaranteeing full compensation for the CO2 emissions associated with fuel consumption.

25 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG ships on transatlantic routes

LNG ships on transatlantic routes

Gulf of Mexico – Europe/Canada routes opened to liquefied natural gas with first LNG bunker in USA for Russian SVF operated by Shell’s new ‘Q4k’.

24 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Total and ENI take positions in bio-LNG production

Total and ENI take positions in bio-LNG production

Total and Eni, by acquiring Fonroche Biogaz and FRI-ELBiogas respectively, become major players in France, Italy and Europe in the biogas sector.

24 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

New bunker vessels for Kanfer and LNG tugs for Sembcorp Marine

New bunker vessels for Kanfer and LNG tugs for Sembcorp Marine

Kanfer Shipping AS (Kanfer) with Taizhou Wuzhou Shipbuilding Industry to build its first two small LNG bunker tankers. Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard has started construction of the first LNG-powered tug that will operate in the Port of Singapore.

23 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

SOL and Air Liquide projects for bioLNG production

SOL and Air Liquide projects for bioLNG production

At the end of February and beginning of April, the industrial gas companies SOL and Air Liquide, together with other partners, announced the start of work on their respective bioGNL production plants. Two plants are already in production in Italy: Cooperativa Speranza in Candiolo (TO) and Lucra 96 in Lodi, with a production capacity of just over 7000 cubic metres of bioGNL, using agricultural waste.

22 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Ravenna Knutsen and Costa Toscana took to water

Ravenna Knutsen and Costa Toscana took to water

Two more important milestones in the development of LNG at sea and beyond have been reached in recent weeks. The Ravenna Knutsen, a 30,000 cubic metre LNG tanker, and the Costa Toscana, Carnival Group’s fourth large LNG-powered cruise ship, both took to water. In the coming months the two ships will complete fitting out and will be able to sail, the first to the Mediterranean and the second to Brazil.

18 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG bunkering vessel for Singapore e Russia

LNG bunkering vessel for Singapore e Russia

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd has delivered the first liquefied natural gas bunker ship to operate in Singapore, the FueLNG Bellina, ordered by FueLNG, the joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum(Pte) Ltd. Russia’s Gazprom Neft also announced progress on the construction of the country’s first natural gas bunker ship.

18 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Carnival and Siem Car Carriers’ LNG fleets grow with Mardi Gras and Aristotle

Carnival and Siem Car Carriers’ LNG fleets grow with Mardi Gras and Aristotle

Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku has delivered the 180,000-tonne LNG-fuelled cruise ship Mardi Gras to Carnival Cruise Line in a live virtual signing ceremony. Siem Car Carriers’ (SCC) Aristotle, the second of two LNG-powered pure car truck carriers (PCTCs) in the SCC fleet, also began its maiden voyage from Emden, Germany, to North America.

17 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG tankers on their way to Alcegiras and Barcelona

LNG tankers on their way to Alcegiras and Barcelona

The initiative is part of the Spanish LNGHIVE2 strategy coordinated by Enagás as part of the European CEF mechanism, which will provide funding equal to 20% of the construction cost for approximately 11 million euros. A similar initiative is being finalized for a second bunker vessel which will be dedicated to the port of Barcelona.

10 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG speeds up methanisation in Sardinia

LNG speeds up methanisation in Sardinia

The methanisation of Sardinia is moving ahead with increasing momentum, with the construction of local LNG depots to replace the LPG and propane air depots used to supply the city’s gas distribution networks. A few days ago, the plant in the municipality of Tissi (Sassari), built by CPL Concordia, a pioneer in the LNG sector in Italy, went into operation.

10 Mar 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

New LNG bunkering barge at Antwerp Port

New LNG bunkering barge at Antwerp Port

The Belgian gas group Fluxys and the LNG supplier Titan LNG have taken delivery of the FlexFueler 002, the LNG internal refuelling barge that will serve the Port and the Antwerp region from February 2021.

27 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

17 LNG trucks for Transports Jacky Perrenot

17 LNG trucks for Transports Jacky Perrenot

Among the first French carriers to focus on liquefied natural gas, the French company Transports Jacky Perrenot has just received 17 new LNG-powered Iveco S-Ways.

26 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG bunkering on the American Great Lakes

First LNG bunkering on the American Great Lakes

Thanks to the collaboration between the Canadian Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) and the US energy company REV LNG (Pennsylvania), for the first time ever a ship was refueled with LNG on the American Great Lakes (Lake Ontario ), where the motor vessel Damia Desgagnés, used for the transport of asphalts, docked in the port of Hamilton-Oshawa to be refuelled with LNG before leaving for Detroit.

25 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

DSME agreements for 10 + 3 VLCC LNG tankers

DSME agreements for 10 + 3 VLCC LNG tankers

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will build 10 LNG-powered supertankers (VLCC class) for a European customer whose identity has not been disclosed and 3 tankers for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

24 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL

Ham expands LNG road distribution in Belgium and Netherlands

Ham expands LNG road distribution in Belgium and Netherlands

HAM Group continues to expand its network of LNG filling stations in Europe, thanks to an agreement with the Dutch company PitPoint, which will allow HAM Card users to refuel at two new stations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

23 Feb 2021 - ConferenzaGNL