The National University of Singapore Engineering collaborated with the Keppel Data Centres Holdings Pte Ltd and Singapore LNG Corporation to develop a technology that can efficiently store and carry cold energy from the Singapore LNG Terminal to various data centres. This solution aims to open the way for more sustainable and compact data centres.
LNG as a fuel
Total informed that its first large LNG bunker vessel has been launched, after the signature of a long-term charter contract between Total and MOL in February 2018.The ship will be delivered in 2020, and it will operate in Northern Europe, supplying LNG to commercial vessels for a period of at least 10 years.
Wärtsilä will supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Kasi Group, a provider of integrated marine solutions. The simulator will be used to provide hands-on training to those who will be operating LNG bunkering services.
As early as 2021, AIDA Cruises will be the first cruise company to test the use of fuel cells on a large passenger ship, under the ‘Pa-X-ell2’ research project on board of AIDAnova. The project aims to develop a decentralized energy network and a hybrid energy system with a new generation of fuel cells for use in oceangoing passenger vessels.
A possible change in LNG market seems to be taking place, according to Olivia Watkins, VesselsValue, adding that the next few years for will be an interesting time for both China and the LNG sector. 2018/2019 faces positive developments in the LNG sector, which are forecast to continue until the end of 2019 and into 2020.
The IMO’s GHG targets for 2030 and 2050 may seem unachievable, but Dr Elizabeth Lindstad, Chief Scientist, Energy and Transport, at SINTEF, Norway, believes that a substantial reduction is achievable, even with today’s existing technologies.
Hamburg-based Nauticor, conducted its first ever ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the Elbehafen Brunsbüttel, part of Brunsbüttel Ports, the first at a German port. The vessel bunkered LNG to DEME’s TSHD Scheldt River delivering a total of 300 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.
Tumpuan Megah Development (TMD), has signed a contract with Lumut Maritime Terminal Sdh. Bhd. (LMTSB) in order to provide bunker services at the Lumut Port, as was announced by its subsidiary, Straits Inter Logistics.
UECC announced that it has confirmed an option with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. for a third battery hybrid LNG vessel. The ship is expected to operate in UECC’s Atlantic short sea trade.
A steel cutting ceremony marked the start of construction of what is known as’ Singapore’s largest’ LNG bunkering vessel, as the bunker ship will be the second LNG bunkering vessel in Singapore.
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