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Fjord Line LNG for the Port of Hirtshals

July 15, 2015 in Infrastructure, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ferry Operator Arranging for Gas Supply from HMN Gashandel

Norway-headquartered Fjord Line is working with the Danish Port of Hirtshals and the HMN Gashandel utility to build a liquefied natural gas plant to support its two dedicated-LNG cruise ferries – and other emerging marine customers.
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Rolls Engines Log 25 Million Gas Hours

June 10, 2015 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Than One Million Hours on All-Natural Gas Marine Engines

Rolls-Royce engines powered solely by natural gas have completed 25 million hours of operation on land and sea since their introduction in 1991, the manufacturer says.
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Skangas LNG Bunkering at Risavika

June 3, 2015 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Looking Beyond Fjord Line, Firm Sees Maritime Opportunity 

Skangas – it was Skangass until June 1 – is talking up the start of shore-to-ship bunkering of Fjord Line’s dedicated-liquefied natural gas ferries at Risavika, outside Stavanger on Norway’s southwest coast.
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Better Bunkering for Fjord Line Pair

March 9, 2015 in Infrastructure, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Fueling Equipment in Norway and Denmark for Dedicated-LNG Ferries

Norway’s Fjord Line is beefing up the bunkering equipment for its two large dedicated-LNG cruise ferries, installing equipment and initiating new practices at both its Hirtshals (Denmark) and Risavika (Stavanger, Norway) facilities. The ferries currently fuel truck-to-ship at both locations.
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Liquiline in Denmark for Fjord Line LNG

August 12, 2014 in Infrastructure, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

500 Cubic Meters of Fuel Storage at Hirtshals Facility
Will Provide Back Up for Dedicated-LNG Operations

Norway’s Liquiline is to design, build and commission an liquefied natural gas ship bunkering terminal for Fjord Line at the Port of Hirtshals, Denmark. It will be the first LNG bunkering facility in Denmark, the companies said, providing backup for the existing facility supporting Fjord Line at Risavika, near Stavanger in Norway.
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DNV GL to Help Assess LNG Risks

July 11, 2014 in LNG, Marine, Studies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Emphasis on Small-Scale LNG Bunkering and Filling Stations

DNV GL says that in response to industry requests, it’s initiating a joint industry project “to better understand the consequences of an accidental liquefied natural gas release.”
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Two Historic LNG Ferries in Denmark

February 20, 2014 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Fjord Line photo as published by the Bergens Tidende newspaper shows the identical, Rolls-Royce Bergen-powered, dedicated-LNG sister ships Stavangerfjord and Bergensfjord moored at Hirtshals, Denmark. The newer Bergensfjord is to be christened in Bergen, Norway, on March 6, BT reported Tuesday. She is to enter service March 9.

Fjord Line photo as published by the Bergens Tidende newspaper shows the identical, Rolls-Royce Bergen-powered, dedicated-LNG sister ships Stavangerfjord and Bergensfjord moored at Hirtshals, Denmark. The newer Bergensfjord is to be christened in Bergen, Norway, on March 6, BT reported Tuesday. She is to enter service March 9.

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as reported by HHP Insight on February 13

Bergens Tidende report (Norwegian)

Skangass for Fjord Line’s All-LNG Ferries

February 13, 2014 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Second Rolls-Powered Dedicated-Natural Gas Vessel Delivered,
Skangass Affirms Bunkering Facility to Operate with Passengers

Norway’s Fjord Line has taken delivery of the dedicated-liquefied natural gas ferry Bergensfjord, which fuel supplier Skangass will support from its just-opened facility at Risavika, close to Stavanger.  Fueling will be allowed with passengers on board.

Bergensfjord is the Fjord Line's secnd dedicated-LNG ferry, with Rolls-Royce Bergen engines.

Bergensfjord is the Fjord Line’s secnd dedicated-LNG ferry, with Rolls-Royce Bergen engines.

The 558-foot Bergensfjord is the identical sister ship to Stavangerfjord, which entered service last year. Powered by Rolls-Royce Bergen engines, they are the world’s first dedicated-LNG ferries, serving the cities of Bergen, Stavanger and Langesund in Norway, and Hirtshals in Denmark.

Having both ships in operation will allow daily departures for passengers and freight from all four ports, says Fjord Line CEO Ingvald Fardal.

Six Months for Pipeline Supply

“This marks the beginning of a new era in ferry traffic,” he said in a release.

“Our plan is to do 100% of the LNG bunkering in Risavika,” Fardal told HHP Insight, noting that Fjord Lines has DSB (Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection) approval for a pipeline from Skangass to the Risavika terminal. “Construction has started and the pipe will be ready in six months.”

“Approval for short term bunkering in Risavika via truck, with passengers onboard the Fjord Line LNG ferries, is expected in the coming weeks,” Fardal says.

Skangass is to complete the permanent bunkering facility in Norway this summer. Fjord Line will have a back-up LNG storage facility in Denmark this year as well, Fardal says.

Cryonorm Plays Risavika Role

Rolls-Royce B3540V Bergen engine

Rolls-Royce B3540V Bergen engine

Cryonorm Projects of The Netherlands said last year that it would supply equipment for the Skangass LNG bunkering facility in Risavika.

Each of Fjord Line’s new 170-meter ferries, built by Stocznia Gdansk in Poland with finishing by Bergen Group Fosen in Norway, is powered by four dedicated-natural gas Bergen engines by Rolls-Royce Marine, generating a total of 29,500-horsepower.

The ships have twin 293-cubic-meter (77,400-gallon) LNG fuel tanks.

They each have space for 1,500 passengers, with 306 cabins and a vehicle deck for as many as 600 cars.

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Source: Fjord Line and Skangass with HHP Insight follow-up

 

Growing Pains for LNG Ferry

September 4, 2013 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rolls-Royce Rides to the Rescue, Foils Tank Software Bug

The Fjord Line’s pioneering dedicated-LNG ferry Stavangerfjord continues to suffer growing pains – a trip from Stavanger in Norway to Hirtshals in Denmark had to be aborted this past Sunday when the crew detected a lack of fuel pressure to the craft’s dedicated-natural gas Bergen engines by Rolls-Royce Marine.
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LNG Stavangerfjord Is On the Job

July 25, 2013 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Pure Natural Gas Ferry Has Four Rolls-Royce Bergen Engines
Initial Bunkering Will Be by Truck with Fuel Supplied by Skangass

Norway’s Fjord Line is celebrating the service entry of the Stavangerfjord, the first of two 558-foot (170-meter) cruise ferries powered exclusively by liquefied natural gas. “Perfect start for dreamboat,” the company said.
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