The leading petroleum tanker owner and operator, AET, named its newest vessels, two of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel Dynamic Positioning Shuttle Tankers (DPSTs) today. The naming ceremony of the twin-skeg 123,100dwt shuttle tankers, Eagle Blane and Eagle Balder, was held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Geoje Shipyard in South Korea.
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Singaporean Keppel Offshore & Marine, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Nantong, is on track to deliver Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker. The vessel was named ‘Marine Vicky’ at a ceremony that took place in Keppel Nantong, China, on 3 September.
The first European dredger converted to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion has departed Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu), back to operations, 23 months after the contract signing. The 117 metre-8,500 cu m-trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Samuel de Champlain’ belongs to Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports and is operated by the Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire.
Harvey Gulf International Marine has chosen the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a dual fuel as well as battery system. The Harvey Energy will become the first US-flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system.
The world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) is set to enter into service in the coming months for Heerema Marine Contractors, for offshore oil, gas and renewable energy installation and decommissioning jobs. This is also the world’s first dual-fuel crane vessel.
The maritime industry’s response to the call for tighter environmental regulations combined with the 2020 sulphur cap is steadily driving the industry towards dual fuel solutions, said marine technology company WinGD, announcing its financial results for the first quarter of 2019.
On Thursday April 12 the christening and launch of the 8,000 deadweight, dual fueled cement carrier M/V Shetland took place. Shetland is a sister vessel of the M/V Ireland and M/V Greenland. Several new initiatives were implemented during the construction process to further enhance quality. After the official handover the vessel will be managed by the MF Shipping Group.
Philly Shipyard (PSI), a unit of Philly Shipyard ASA, delivered the second dual-fuel Aloha Class containership, ‘Kaimana Hila’, to Matson Navigation Company. The vessel is the second of two 3.600 TEU Aloha Class containerships that were ordered by Matson.
Hapag-Lloyd ordered the world’s first mega-container vessel, MV SAJIR, retrofit to LNG from MAN Energy Solutions. The pilot project will include the conversion of the current HFO-burning engine to a dual-fuel prime mover capable of running on HFO and LNG. The retrofit of MV SAJIR will be done at the Chinese Hudong/HRDD shipyard.
During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Dr. Panos Theodossopoulos, CEO, Propulsion Analytics, presented, together with WinGD, a real time Engine Diagnostic System (EDS) available in all WinGD 2-stroke, diesel and dual fuel engines.
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