Marine

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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Carnival’s First LNG Ships for N. America

September 9, 2016 in HHP Summit 2016, LNG, Marine, Milestones, vessel order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vessels for 2020 and 2022 to Be the Fleet’s Largest
And First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships for North America,
Both Are to Be ‘Fully Powered at Sea and in Port’ by LNG

Carnival Corp said this week that its Carnival Cruise Line is slated to take delivery of two new 180,000 gross-registered-ton, LNG-fueled cruise ships in 2020 and 2022. Also this week, Carnival said that its P&O Cruises UK unit will take delivery of an LNG-fueled ship in 2020, making for a corporate total of seven LNG ships on order.
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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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GE COGES Wins ABS AiP for LNG Carrier

September 9, 2016 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Turbine Power Means More Space for LNG Cargo

GE’s Marine Solutions organization says it’s received an ABS/American Bureau of Shipping AiP/approval in principle with China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for a jointly developed liquefied natural gas carrier design to be powered by GE’s combined gas turbine electric and steam system.
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Skangas LNG for Ternsund Tanker

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

Gothenburg Bunkering ‘Represents Several Historic Firsts’

Skangas is trumpeting its successful bunkering of the Terntank product tanker Ternsund with liquefied natural gas fuel. The September 3 operation was “a significant milestone for Skangas, as it represents several historic firsts,” the company says.
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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; [email protected]

Skangas (Finland), Tommy Mattila, +358-40-58-19247; [email protected]; www.skangas.com

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Source: Wärtsilä with HHP Insight follow-up

HHP Summit 2016: Scant Weeks Away

August 29, 2016 in biomethane, CNG, Distributed Power, Dual Fuel, E&P Operations, Electric Drive, Emissions, Event/Meeting, HHP Summit 2016, Industrial, Infrastructure, LNG, Marine, Mining, new products, Rail, Technology, Utility by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifth Annual High Horsepower Natural Gas Event
Takes Place at McCormick Chicago October 11-13:
‘What Was Once Theory Is Now Becoming Practice’

The fifth edition of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit – the only conference and exhibition dedicated to the use of natural gas as a fuel for improving the economic and environmental performance of large engines across the major markets, takes place October 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2017.

Caterpillar, Chart Industries and Pivotal LNG are presenting sponsors of HHP Summit 2016.

The HHP Summit brings participants get detailed knowledge about natural gas as a fuel for equipment operators wishing to reduce their costs, improve their environmental performance, and comply with air quality regulations.

It is the only gathering serving the common interests of the various HHP sectors. Marine, rail, mining and energy E&P operators all need the latest information on engine and equipment technology and availability, on the markets for fuel and fuel delivery systems, the issue of compressed versus liquefied natural gas, and regulatory and policy issues.

Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 event overview (direct PDF link)

Click image or here for the HHP Summit 2016 event overview (direct PDF link). HHP Summit 2016 takes place October 11-13 in Chicago.

Deep Experience

“Since its inception, the HHP Summit has served as the official meeting place of high horsepower industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by natural gas in high-fuel use operations,” says organizer (and HHP Insight publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

The GNA team draws on insight gathered from more than 20 years of clean transportation and energy consulting experience. “We’ve worked side by side with high horsepower and natural gas innovators to pioneer North America’s largest and most forward-thinking clean fuel projects,” the company says.

‘No Longer Conceptual’

“The past few years have shown us that this is an idea whose time has certainly come,” GNA says: “discussions are no longer conceptual, and what was once theory is now becoming practice.

“Early adopters of natural gas technologies are realizing the tremendous synergies that exist across the marine, rail, mining, drilling, pressure pumping, and stationary power generation sectors,” GNA notes.

“By collaborating to drive infrastructure development, technology and engine advancements, and the creation of up-to-date regulations and policies, all high horsepower sectors stand to benefit economically.”

HHP Sector Updates

GNA has prepared brief reports citing key examples of natural gas utilization:

Rail: All Aboard: Gas Locomotive Projects Continue to Gain Steam

LNG Marine Fuel: A Real Hot Spot for a Cold Fuel

No Pipeline, No Problem: How Utilities are Reaching New Customers with Less Groundwork

The three-day HHP Summit conference will provide insight on:

  • Innovative supply chain solutions that are being developed and implemented from the northern Yukon territories to the Caribbean to support projects well beyond the reach of a traditional natural gas pipeline;
  • recently identified opportunities to deliver LNG to 23 power generation and 58 industrial customers in Canada’s North, projects that will result in $2.1 billion in cost savings and more than 11 million tonnes of CO2 emission reductions;
  • insight from end-users on the challenges, benefits, and considerations associated with the development of an off-pipeline natural gas remote power generation and industrial projects;
  • how ongoing environmental regulations, carbon programs, and sustainability initiatives will continue to drive investments in natural gas technologies across the marine, rail, mining, E&P, and off-pipeline industrial sectors;
  • an overview of the progressive and comprehensive training programs being implemented to ensure personnel safety and achieve operational success and maximum project results; and
  • efforts to supply lower carbon LNG to the HHP market via innovative LNG production plants powered by renewable energy and the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) sources.

HHP Summit 2016 value registration ends October 7.

View the HHP Summit 2016 Agenda

Download the HHP Summit 2016 Event Overview

HHP Summit info, Alexis Wiley, 310-573-8552 or 310-314-1934 (GNA main); or toll-free 888-993-0302; [email protected]

More HHP Summit 2016 contacts at GNA

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Source: GNA/Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with HHPi follow-up

Matson Orders More LNG-Ready Ships

August 26, 2016 in LNG, Marine, vessel order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two 870-Foot ConRo Vessels for the Hawaii Trade

Matson and GD Nassco said yesterday that they’ve signed a $511 million contract for Nassco to build two additional LNG-ready container ships for Matson’s Hawaii service. The two 870-foot, 3,500 TEU, Kanaloa-class roll-on/roll-off vessels are slated for delivery at the end of 2019 and mid-2020.
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Crowley Gets Fourth LNG-Ready Tanker

August 26, 2016 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Planning for LNG Operations at a Date TBD

Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery this month of MT West Virginia, the fourth of four new, Jones Act product tankers built by PSI/Philly Shipyard, Inc. to be readily converted to liquefied natural gas fuel.
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AGA & Viking Mark 1,000 LNG Fuelings

August 26, 2016 in LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pioneering Viking Grace Ferry Entered Service in 2013

Sweden’s AGA Gas and the Viking Line are celebrating the 1,000th LNG bunkering of the ferry Viking Grace. The world’s first LNG bunker vessel, the converted ferry Seagas, supports the LNG-diesel dual fuel Viking vessel in Stockholm. updated August 29
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