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Teekay’s Dual Fuel Creole Spirit Afloat

June 17, 2015 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Claims a First for MAN Diesel’s MEGI Dual Fuel Engine

Multinational Teekay reports the launch in Korea of the Creole Spirit, which was floated out at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering yard in Korea on May 29.
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Alfa Laval’s New LNG Heat Exchanger

June 17, 2015 in Companies, LNG, Marine, new products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Orders for Compact Unit from DSME in Korea

Alfa Laval is promoting “a completely new and very robust compact heat exchanger” for gas-fuel conditioning, and reports an initial order worth upwards of $2.9 million (24 million Swedish kroner) from Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

Alfa Laval says that its new heat exchanger for gaseous fuels ‘can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers.’

Alfa Laval says that its new heat exchanger for gaseous fuels ‘can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers.’

DSME will use the Alfa Laval heat exchanger on six new LNG carriers, the manufacturer says, on which it will re-liquefy cargo boiloff gas and simultaneously condition it as fuel – a “dual functionality.”

The new heat exchanger “is suitable for other gas-fueled ships as well,” Alfa Laval says. It “can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers.”

Reaching a New Market

“To the marine industry, we can now offer solutions to handle alternative fuels, such as liquefied natural gas, on top of our offering for diesel-driven vessels,” Alfa Laval group president and CEO Lars Renström says in the heat exchanger announcement.

Deliveries to DSME are slated for this year and next.

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Source: Alfa Laval with HHP Insight follow-up

GD Nassco for Eight LNG-Ready Ships

May 20, 2015 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Construction Is Now Underway on Five LNG-Ready Tankers,
August 29 Slated for the Launch of Second LNG Ship for TOTE

San Diego’s GD Nassco has reported the start of work on an additional LNG-ready ship for American Petroleum Tankers and the first LNG-ready tanker for Seacor/Sea-Vista. Seacor has ordered three of the “Eco”-design ships while APT has ordered five.
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Alfa Laval Secures Daewoo LNG License

April 9, 2015 in Companies, LNG, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agreement Covers High Pressure Fuel Gas Supply Systems

Sweden’s Alfa Laval reports a patent license agreement with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for the use of DSME’s patents on high pressure fuel gas supply systems.

“The agreement signed in March 2015 enables Alfa Laval to further develop the Alfa Laval fuel conditioning modules for use with high pressure gas injection engine technology from MAN Diesel & Turbo,” states a release.

Niclas Dahl of Alfa Laval (right)

Niclas Dahl of Alfa Laval (right)

“It also signals Alfa Laval’s commitment to providing ship owners with more comprehensive solutions to use cleaner, affordable fuels, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), as alternatives to heavy fuel oil, marine diesel oil and marine gas oil.”

LNG Uptake to Increase

Alfa Laval said it will apply the DSME patents for LNG carriers that run on LNG, with an eye to “commercial ships of the future.”

“We fully expect the development of LNG technologies to continue and the uptake of LNG to increase over the next decade, and Alfa Laval will be well-positioned to meet the demand,” Alfa Laval marine energy market unit manager Niclas Dahl says in the DSME technology announcement.

Alfa Laval late last year acquired Korea’s CorHex, which manufactures compact printed circuit heat exchangers. The diffusion-bonded PCHEs “are excellent for, among other things, high-pressure LNG fuel gas applications,” the company says.

Alfa Laval’s LNG portfolio includes inert gas generators, gas combustion units, burners, boilers and heat exchangers.

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Source: Alfa Laval with HHP Insight follow-up

Tote to Float World First This April

December 30, 2014 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

 

LNG-Fueled Container Ship for Caribbean to Be the First Anywhere
As ECA Exemption for Alaska Ships Supports Their LNG Conversion:
Projects Help Chart the Way for LNG ‘Across All Transportation Sectors’

Tote, Inc. and shipbuilder GD Nassco expect to launch and name a 764-foot liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel vessel in San Diego this April. When the ship enters service with Tote’s Sea Star Line in the fourth quarter, connecting Jacksonville, Fla. and San Juan Puerto Rico, the new Marlin-class vessel will be the first LNG-fueled container ship in the world. updated with Tote corporate information on January 2
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54 Wärtsilä Dual Fuel Engines for Daewoo

November 19, 2014 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order Placed via Wärtsilä Hyundai Engine in Korea

Finland’s Wärtsilä says it’s to supply 54 of its 50DF dual fuel engines, both nine- and 12-cylinder variants, to power Arc 7 design icebreaking liquefied natural gas carriers being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in Korea.

Wärtsilä reports an order for 54 of its 12-cylinder and 9-cylinder 50DF dual-fuel engines to power icebreaking LNG carriers serving the Yamal LNG project in Northern Russia.

Wärtsilä reports an order for 54 of its 12-cylinder and 9-cylinder 50DF dual-fuel engines to power icebreaking LNG carriers serving the Yamal LNG project in Northern Russia.

The order was placed with the Wärtsilä Hyundai Engine joint venture in Korea last month.

The ships will be operated by two joint ventures serving the Yamal LNG project in Northern Russia, Wärtsilä says: one between Teekay LNG Partners of Canada and China LNG Shipping, and a second between the China Shipping LNG Investment Company and Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K.

Challenging Conditions

“In arctic waters the engines will be operating in ambient temperatures of as much as minus 50 degrees Celsius on LNG carriers breaking through ice more than two meters thick,” Wärtsilä says, in “modes that allow dramatic variations in engine load within a limited period of time.”

Wärtsilä says that its “ability to meet these demanding design criteria was a key factor in the award of this contract.”

The total power output from the Wärtsilä engines is 64,350 kilowatts per vessel, or approximately 86,300 horsepower.

65% LNG Carrier Market Share

“The fitting of Wärtsilä 50DF engines onboard the first LNG carriers in 2006 set a trend in the industry and since that introduction, 65% of all new LNG carriers have been fitted with Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines,” Wärtsilä Ship Power VP Lars Anderson said in a release.

“The strong success of this particular engine over the alternatives is based on its superior propulsion efficiency and the clear environmental advantages that operating on gas allows,” he said.

Wärtsilä says it’s thus far supplied more than 160 ships with its Wärtsilä 50DF machinery.

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Source: Wärtsilä with HHP Insight follow-up

ABS and Daewoo for First LNG Drillship

July 2, 2014 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Targeting the Gulf of Mexico as a Key Market’

The U.S. classification society ABS said today that it’s collaborating with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to develop the industry’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled drillship.
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Tote, Nassco Cut First Steel on LNG Ships

February 25, 2014 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Start of Construction for the First LNG-Powered Containership in the World,’
‘A Change of Tide in the U.S. Industry Toward LNG as the New Maritime Fuel’

Totem Ocean Trailer Express and San Diego’s General Dynamics Nassco are celebrating the first cut of steel for Tote’s Marlin-class LNG-fueled container ships for the Caribbean.
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Nassco LNG-Ready Ships for Seabulk

November 14, 2013 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Could Be Two More Eco Tankers, Which Would Take Total to Eight

General Dynamics Nassco said Tuesday that it has a contract to design and build a third LNG-ready, 50,000-deadweight-ton tanker with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity for Florida’s Seabulk Tankers, with an option for one additional vessel. Construction at the Nassco yard in San Diego is to begin in 2015, with delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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ACD Pumps for TOTE’s LNG Ships

August 8, 2013 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LNG Hardware via Korea’s DSME for Nassco-Build Ships for Caribbean

Santa Ana, Calif.-based ACD has an agreement with Korea’s Shinhan Machinery to engineer and supply high-pressure liquefied natural gas fuel gas pumps for dual fuel container ships being built in California for Totem Ocean Trailer Express and its Florida-based Sea Star Line – the first LNG-powered newbuild container vessels ever. updated with new graphic on August 26
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