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Wartsila receives full notice to proceed for its first LNG terminal

Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland. Wärtsilä will commence construction on the site near the port of Tornio in January 2015. Manga LNG Oy is a joint venture of Outokumpu Group, Svenskt Stål AB (SSAB), Skangass and EPV Energy Ltd. Wärtsilä initially announced this project in January 2014. The order, valued at approximately EUR 100 million, will be included in Wärtsilä’s order intake in December 2014. The turnkey delivery of the first import terminal supplied by Wärtsilä includes complete unloading, storing and regasification equipment for LNG. The capacity of the LNG storage tank will be 50 000 cubic metres. A 10-year maintenance agreement was also signed between the parties. The first maintenance agreement for an LNG terminal complements Wärtsilä’s service proposition and experience within dual-fuel and gas engines and related equipment. One of the main users of the imported natural gas will be the Outokumpu Tornio steel mill. A gas pipeline will be built to the nearby Röyttä industrial site, where the mill is located. Additional potential gas users are mines, factories and other industrial customers in Northern ...

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USMRC, ClassNK cooperate on LNG, Offshore and other R&D projects

ClassNK Executive Vice President Mr. Koichi Fujiwara on the left and Mr. Brian T. Holden, president of USMRC on the right. The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC) in Middletown, Rhode Island and ClassNK, based in Tokyo, Japan, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) laying out a framework for future technical cooperation to carry out joint research and development activities for the maritime industry. This will mark the first time a major ship classification society has teamed with a prominent marine operations simulation center engaged in specialized training and research in North America. “Our goal is to support the safety of ships from not only from the technological point of view, but also the human factor perspective. The need for qualified seafarers who are familiar with the latest maritime technology is essential for the sustainable development of the shipping industry,” said ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara. “USMRC not only has the specialized knowledge to address these issues, but also has rich experience in maritime training. I am sure that this collaboration will greatly contribute to the future maritime education and training in the world.”   Added USMRC President Brian Holden: “We are truly honored and enthusiastic ...

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Shell orders LNG bunker ship

Shell has contracted STX Offshore & Shipbuilding to build a special bunker vessel to serve ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The bunker vessel will be based in the port of Rotterdam where it will make use of the LNG breakbulk terminal and jetty to be built by the Gas Access to Europe (Gate). The vessel will be LNG-powered, and will have the capacity to carry 6,500 m3 of LNG. The vessel will feature an innovative transfer system, enabling it to use both large and small LNG terminals. “This specialized bunker vessel for LNG is good news,” said Martin Wetselaar, Executive Vice President, Shell Integrated Gas.“Potential customers want assurance that their LNG supply is reliable and can be safely delivered. Shell’s investment in this ship, but also the commitment to buy capacity at the Gate terminal, emphasizes our confidence in the increasing share of LNG in the fuel mix. “ LNG is an emerging, competitive and moreover cleaner fuel for shipping. It can contribute to the reduction of sulfur emissions, particulates and nitrogen oxides compared to conventional marine fuels. The development of LNG as a fuel option depends partly on the availability of infrastructure and distribution network. Source and Image Credit: ShellIn the outbreak, I was forthright with you ...

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Skangass and NEOT sign LNG ship-to-ship bunker contract

Skangass and North European Oil Trade (NEOT) have agreed on a supply contract for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to NEOT’s coming time chartered vessels entering into operation in 2016. The contract is valid for supply of LNG in the region of Lysekil-Gothenburg-Skaw and is also one of the first ship-to-ship bunker contracts for LNG in Europe. “This is our first ship-to-ship bunker contract and we are very pleased with being chosen as LNG supplier for NEOT serving their new vessels”, says Tor Morten Osmundsen, CEO for Skangass and continues;” LNG has a fantastic potential as fuel for vessels and we are determined to further develop the infrastructure to serve the market with LNG in an attractive way. A ship-to-ship supply solution is the logical development for bunkering of LNG in the future as the vessels using LNG as fuel seems to be enlarging.” Today Skangass offer supply of LNG to marine customers by truck-to-ship, terminals-to-ship and ship-to-ship, whatever is the swiftest and best solution for the ship owner. The agreement with NEOT confirms the effort of making LNG available for the marine market. It further confirms the increasing LNG demand. This can be related to LNG being price competitive and ...

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MOL, Tokyo Gas sign agreement for a new LNG carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that the company has concluded a basic agreement on joint ownership and 20-year charter contract for a newbuilding LNG carrier with Tokyo LNG Tanker, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo Gas. At the same time, MOL signed a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU; headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Shinjiro Mishima) for the new vessel. This is the second vessel MOL will manage, following another newbuilding LNG carrier, which contracted with Tokyo LNG Tanker and JMU on February 28, 2014. The second vessel will transport LNG from the Cove Point LNG Project in the United States to Tokyo Gas facilities. Sailing Route from the Cove Point LNG Project in the United States MOL is involved in operating ten of 13 LNG carriers owned and managed by Tokyo LNG Tanker, including this newbuilding vessel, and directly manages seven of those ten ships. Source and Image Credit: MOLIn the starting, I was frank with you propecia before and after has changed my subsistence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is incredible to sit.

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130 gas fuelled ships confirmed

Mercator Media’s 2014 Gas Fuelled Ships conference, under the banner of The Motorship, got under way this morning in Stavanger, Norway, with the keynote addresses from a wide variety of important industry figures. Chairman Lars Robert Pedersen, deputy secretary general of BIMCO, gave the welcome address, summarising the last GFS conference. There were various topics coded by red, amber and green symbols. The greens have moved forward following the recent MSC meeting which answered some of the outstanding questions: notably implementation of the IGF code and location of LNG tanks. Anders Mikkelsen, business development leader DNV GL, gave the first keynote speech. He explored the ‘big questions’ of pricing, availability, the risks and opportunities of new low sulphur fuels and the uncertainty of what will happen after the low sulphur limits come in. Despite this, there is a lot of optimism in the industry. The small scale LNG value chain is critical, and users and potential users need to understand how this will work. Engines are not considered a technology risk, though dual fuel has a significantly larger market share in the current order book than pure gas. Tanks are developing fast, though the C type is still dominant. Globally, ...

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New company to focus on LNG bunkering solutions

The newly incorporated company Liquiline LNG AS, bases in Bergen, has acquired proprietary technology solutions, LiquiSys, the brand name  Liquiline and other intellectual property rights formerly belonging to Liquiline AS and Liquiline Europe AS. Liquiline LNG AS is a wholly owned  subsidiary of the Danish company Hirtshals LNG AS. Liquiline LNG and its clients will benefit from the technology and experience platform  that has been developed in Liquiline over several years. The company intends to  focus the activity more towards LNG bunkering solutions. The first mission in this  regard is to finalize the construction of the LNG terminal that Fjord Line is developing in Hirtshals, the first of its kind in Denmark. Liquiline LNG continues to operate and offer the logistics and terminal system LiquiSys to clients. LiquiSys is a proprietary  web-based system that contributes to a better and more efficient planning,  monitoring and logging of gas distribution. With the Fjord Line contract in place it will be full throttle from day one. I am  pleased that the key technical and project staff from the former Liquiline is joining us  in Liquiline LNG. The skills they represent are essential for executing the terminal  project in Hirtshals, and will also be very important ...

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Antwerp seeks operator for fixed LNG bunkering station

The possibility for truck-to-ship bunkering with LNG already exists in the port of Antwerp, but the construction of a bunkering station will make LNG continuously available for barges. In comparison with diesel, the fuel currently used by European barges, LNG is much cleaner. The exhaust gases from a barge powered by LNG contain hardly any particulates, and the emissions of NOx and SOx are also drastically reduced. Construction of the LNG bunkering station Antwerp Port Authority is one of the partners in the LNG Master Plan for the Rhine-Main-Danube aimed at promoting LNG as a fuel and as a cargo for European barges. As part of this European project the Port Authority is building a bunkering station for barges, partially subsidised by the European Commission’s TEN-T programme. After the European announcement of the selection of candidates earlier this year, the specifications for construction of the station will been given to the selected candidates this month. Operation of the LNG bunkering station The Port Authority is now issuing an official Request for Proposals with a view to appointing a candidate to operate the LNG bunkering station, for which the Port Authority will grant a five-year concession. During this period the operator ...

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