Dual Fuel

ECI for CNG Locomotives in India

July 28, 2016 in CNG, Dual Fuel, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Locomotive Units Converted with CLH Are in Service,
Two More Engine Kits Have Been Prepared and Delivered

Washington State’s Energy Conversions, Inc., working with its distributor CLH Gaseous Fuel Applications in New Delhi, has prepared and shipped the equipment to convert two additional locomotives to compressed natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation for Indian Railways. updated July 29
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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

First LNG-DF Tug Launched in Spain

July 15, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Milestones, vessel order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vessel by Gondan Shipyard for Norway’s Østensjø Rederi
Designed by Robert Allan LTD as Europe’s First Dual Fuel Tug

Astilleros Gondan earlier this month launched the first of three liquefied natural gas-diesel tugboats at its shipyard in Figueras, Spain. The 132-foot (40.2-meter) vessel is “the first dual fuel tug ever built in Europe,” Gondan says.
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Florida East Coast Railway Runs LNG

June 29, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Approval in Hand to Operate Jacksonville-Miami
As Affiliate New Fortress Has a Miami LNG Facility

The Florida East Coast Railway has begun full-system, revenue-service trials of liquefied natural gas fuel, running an LNG-diesel duel fuel train between Jacksonville and Miami for the first time on June 8, according to a published report.
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Dual Fuel System Sought for Towboat

June 29, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fumigation-Type Engine Equipment for MARAD-Backed Project

The U.S. Department of Energy-affiliated Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities organization (PRCC) is looking for a supplier of fumigation-type equipment to convert an inland waterways towboat to run on liquefied natural gas in a dual fuel mode.
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WinGD X-DF Engine Passes Sea Trials

June 27, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Wärtsilä 5RT-flex50DF Powers AVIC-Built Ternsund Tanker,
Said Ready for ‘Commercial Operation as a Marine Main Engine’

The first dual fuel two-stroke engine employing low-pressure  gas admission technology developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel “has passed the final milestone in its evolution from a technical concept to commercial operation as a marine main engine,” Winterthur said last week.
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Delivery of Seaspan LNG Ferry In August

June 27, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sister Ship Is to Follow Three Months Later

Two liquefied natural gas-fueled commercial ferries for Canada’s Seaspan Ferries Corp have been launched at the Kalkavan Sedef shipyard in Turkey, and delivery of the first is expected, in Istanbul, in August.
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Skangas Bunkers Polaris Icebreaker

June 24, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LNG-Fueled Ship Is Bunkered Truck-to-Ship in Helsinki

Norway-based Skangas says it’s made the first delivery of liquefied natural gas for Polaris – the world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker. Polaris is a LNG-diesel dual fuel ship designed and built to use LNG as the primary fuel with diesel as a reserve.
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