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Ferus LNG for Two New Canada Mines

September 21, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility at Fort Nelson for Casino & Selwyn Projects

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels said today that it’s signed an MoU with Casino Mining Corp and Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd to supply liquefied natural gas for proposed mine projects in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
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Lloyd’s & Koreans LNG Bunkering Pact

September 19, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Marine, Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Collaboration to Study Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering
Given Current Absence of Standards and Guidelines,
Goal Is ‘to Help All Stakeholders with Interest in LNG’

Lloyd’s Register says it’s collaborating with Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard on a compatibility study of ship-to-ship bunkering of liquefied natural gas container ships. The study “will comprehensively review the design requirements between 6.6K LNG bunkering ships and 14K TEU LNG-fueled container ships with the goal of verifying safe ship-to-ship LNG bunkering…

This item was initially posted on September 9
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HHP Summit 2016 Full Speaker Roster

September 14, 2016 in CHP/combined heat & power, CNG, Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chicago Event Will ‘Showcase the Important Progress and
Continued Momentum Across the Range of HHP Segments’

Organizers of next month’s 2016 High Horsepower Summit have released the full speaker roster for the event taking place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The item was initially posted on September 9.
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Harvey Gets Nods for LNG Bunker Vessel

September 12, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

An AiP from ABS and USCG Design Base Approval
As Harvey Develops New ATB with Waller & Wärtsilä
And Shell Charters Two More LNG-Fueled Harvey PSVs

Harvey Gulf International Marine said today that it’s received an AiP/Approval in Principle from ABS/American Bureau of Shipping, as well as U.S. Coast Guard design base approval for a new ATB/articulated tug barge vessel for bunkering liquefied natural gas.
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Engie’s ‘Gas4Sea’ for LNG as a Marine Fuel

September 9, 2016 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Engie Initiates Partnership with Mitsubishi and NYK Line

Engine has launched “Gas4Sea” as its brand for liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel with partners Mitsubishi and NYK Line of Japan. Gas4Sea services are to commence by year-end using a purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel said to be the first of its kind.
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Wärtsilä & Gasum Ink Pact for LNG Fuel

September 9, 2016 in biomethane, Companies, Industrial, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wärtsilä for Gas Supply, Gasum-Skangas for Sales & Distribution

Wärtsilä and Finland-based Gasum are publicizing “a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications.” updated September 14

The natural gas market development agreement was signed in Helsinki on August 29 by Gasum CEO and Skangas board chair Johanna Lamminen and Wärtsilä president and CEO Jaakko Eskola.

The natural gas market development agreement was signed in Helsinki on August 29 by Gasum CEO and Skangas board chair Johanna Lamminen and Wärtsilä president and CEO Jaakko Eskola.

Wärtsilä will provide natural gas value chain technology know-how, while Gasum is to handle distribution and sales of natural gas and biogas/biomethane.

The companies’ work for liquefied natural gas marine applications “will also utilize the expertise of Gasum subsidiary Skangas, the leading LNG player in the Nordic market,” states a release.

Biogas Emphasized

In addition to LNG and/or LBG (liquefied biogas) and natural gas as a marine fuel, the joint initiative will cover smart power generation, and operations and maintenance.

Skangas provided fuel for Polaris, the Finnish Transport Agency’s new LNG-powered icebreaker, at Helsinki’s Vuosaari Harbour facility last week.

Skangas provided fuel for the Wärtsilä-powered Polaris, the Finnish Transport Agency’s new LNG-powered icebreaker, at Helsinki’s Vuosaari Harbour this past June (HHP Insight, June 24).

Also according to the announcement, “The work will focus on increasing sales through business development cooperation, and building an LNG infrastructure in places where gas is currently not available.

‘Cost-Effective & Efficient Operations & Maintenance’

“The companies will share know-how, contacts, marketing, and business development activities. They will also work together to develop cost-effective and efficient operation and maintenance activities.

“By improving the availability of LNG,” the release continues, “the present and future needs of both the shipping sector and industrial clients currently outside the natural gas grids will be served. At the same time, LNG utilization also allows for the use of LBG without additional investment since the same infrastructure can be used for both.”

Skangas has LNG terminals in Øra, Norway, and Lysekil, Sweden.

Finland's first LNG import terminal, the Gasum facility at Pori, north of Turku, opened on Monday, and deliveries have commenced.

Finland’s first LNG import terminal, the Gasum facility at Pori, north of Turku, opened on September 12, and deliveries have commenced.

Finland’s first LNG import terminal at Pori, opened on September 12, Gasum said. “The terminal enables LNG deliveries also to industrial, maritime and heavy-duty road transport customers outside the gas pipeline network and diversifies the Finnish energy market,” states a release.

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Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, VP Timo Koponen, +44-1202-662600; timo.koponen@wartsila.com

Skangas (Finland), Tommy Mattila, +358-40-58-19247; tommy.mattila@skangas.com; www.skangas.com

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Source: Wärtsilä with HHP Insight follow-up

Hexagon Enters New J.V. for CNG for Rail

August 25, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Hexagon Rail’ Is Established with ACES and Resonance Mode,
‘Confident that CNG Will Become the Railroad Fuel of the Future’

Hexagon Composites, through its Hexagon Lincoln unit in Nebraska, has entered into a joint venture agreement with ACES/Allegheny Creative Energy Solutions and Colorado Springs-based Resonance Mode to promote and supply equipment for compressed natural gas as a locomotive fuel.
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HHP Summit 2016 Overview Released

July 20, 2016 in Companies, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Rail, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Speakers to Be Announced in Coming Weeks,
And You Can Still Propose a Presentation Too

Organizers of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit 2016 have released an excellent event overview for the conference and exposition taking place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago. A detailed roster of speakers is to be released in the next two weeks.

Click image or here to download the new HHP Summit 2016 preview and preliminary agenda.

Click image or here to download the new HHP Summit 2016 preview and preliminary agenda.

The HHP Summit is the only event to focus on natural gas for marine, rail, mining and energy E&P applications – all of which share engine and equipment development, supply chain, and regulatory concerns.

Discounted registrations are available until August 19, and you can still submit an abstract for a conference presentation.

Natural Gas Is Gaining

Summit organizer (and HHP Insight publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates invites HHP professionals to come to Chicago to learn how natural gas continues to gain market share in marine, mining, rail, drilling & pressure pumping applications.

The key themes for this year’s HHP Summit include

  • increasing environmental drivers, including criteria pollutant reductions, carbon pricing, and sustainability;
  • the advantage of fuel price stability, predictability and risk mitigation as oil prices climb in the near term;
  • integrated customer solutions, improved supplier performance and strategic partnerships; and
  • significant investment and market momentum from the Caribbean to the northern Yukon..
Caterpillar, Chart, and Pivotal LNG are returning as Presenting Sponsors.

Caterpillar, Chart, and Pivotal LNG are returning as Presenting Sponsors.

GNA is accepting abstracts for conference presentations until July 29.

HHP Summit 2016 Agenda || HHP Summit 2016 Registration

HHP Summit 2016 Contacts || HHP Summit 2016 Call for Papers

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Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHP Insight follow-up

First of Desgagnés’ Four LNG Tankers

July 20, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, vessel order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Damia Desgagnés Launched at Besiktas Yard in Turkey:
The First of Four Wärtsilä-Powered Tankers for Canada

Quebec’s Groupe Desgagnés is trumpeting the successful launch of the first of four liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel tankers it’s building at the Besiktas shipyard in Turkey. M/T Damia Desgagnés was launched for further outfitting on June 11, and is expected to be delivered by year-end to transport 13,350 tons of asphalt-bitumen.
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Keppel & Shell for Singapore LNG

July 18, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LNG-Fueled Tugboats Are Likely to Be First

Tugboats with removable fuel tanks are likely to the first liquefied natural gas-fueled vessels to operate in Singapore as a unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum have formed a 50-50 joint venture to establish an LNG bunkering business in the world crossroads port.

Tugboats with removable fuel tanks are likely to be the first LNG-fueled vessels to operate in Singapore.

Tugboats with removable fuel tanks are likely to be the first LNG-fueled vessels to operate in Singapore.

Singapore has long been preparing for the use of LNG as a marine fuel, with MPA, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, granting bunkering licenses and sponsoring vessel development and bunkering programs, and Singapore LNG making provision for LNG bunkering at its Jurong Island import terminal.

Key MPA License Is in Hand

Keppel and the BG Group – now part of Shell – were awarded an LNG bunkering license by MPA early this year (HHP Insight, January 29).

The new entity with Shell, established via Keppel’s KS Investments unit, is a Singapore incorporated joint venture company named JVCO.

LNG Fuel & Related Services

“JVCO will establish a LNG bunkering business in Singapore,” states a release. “Its principal business activities will be to supply LNG bunkering operations services in Singapore to ships and any other marine vessels in the Singapore port and other related services.”

In addition to supporting the new LNG-fueled tugs with twin removable 20-cubic-meter (5,200-gallon) tanks, JVCO is expected – when demand develops – to provide truck-to-ship LNG bunkering services. Higher-volume shore-to-ship bunkering will eventually follow. The tugs will have LNG-diesel dual fuel engines, likely from Japan’s Niigata. Niigata has supplied its 28AHX-DF engines for an LNG-diesel dual fuel tugboat project in Japan (HHP Insight, December 4, 2014).

Singapore’s Business Times ran an informative report on Keppel’s LNG tugs this past autumn.

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Source: Keppel Corp with HHP Insight follow-up



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