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AG Ems signs for conversion of another ferry to LNG

Holland-based shipyard Royal Niestern Sander announced the signing of an agreement with the ferry company AG Ems for the conversion of another passenger ferry to LNG propulsion. The shipyard receives some funding from the European Regional Development Fund of the EU for this process.

Spirit of Vancouver Island back in operation after LNG conversion

BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver is back on service after its mid-life upgrade, it now runs on LNG. The ship is the second Spirit Class vessel in the fleet to complete the conversion from diesel to clean LNG. The vessel will now operate for another 25 years and is an example of the company’s adoption of clean technology.

Hapag-Lloyd to convert large container ship to LNG in a world’s first

German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd revealed plans to retrofit its 15,000 TEU boxship ‘Sajir’ to use LNG propulsion, in a pilot project expected to pave the way for converting large ships to LNG. The LNG conversion is expected to save 15-30% in CO2 emissions from the ship’s operation. 

LNG retrofitting begins for Baleària’s first ferry

Spanish ferry operator Baleària announced it has started LNG retrofitting work for its ferry ‘Napoles’, the first of the company’s six vessels to be converted to run on LNG. The ship arrived Sunday at Gibdock shipyards in Gibraltar, where the modification of the engines and the installation of the LNG tank will be carried out. The works completion is scheduled on 15 February 2019.

First RoPax ferries to convert to LNG

MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales division of the German MAN Energy Solutions, secured a contract to convert two RoPax ferries of the Spanish operator Baleària to dual-fuel operation, the first conversion of its kind in shipping. The engines of ‘Nápoles’ and ‘Sicilia’ will be converted to enable running on LNG.

TOTE completes phase 1 of LNG conversion

TOTE Maritime Alaska, part of US-based TOTE, has completed the first of four conversion periods for its Orca class vessels, a process that will enable the ships to use LNG as a fuel. The company’s ‘North Star’ completed her first voyage, after being outfitted with two LNG tanks immediately behind the ship’s bridge.

Deal inked for Europe’s first conversion of dredger to dual-fuel

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has secured a contract from Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports to realize conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel, combining LNG and MGO, the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. The conversion is part of an EU initiative to promote LNG in short-sea vessels operating in European Atlantic coast.

Germany to use LNG as a marine fuel

The German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure released an announcement in which it calls any German companies seeking to switch to LNG as a marine fuel to submit their applications until February 28, 2018.

Wessels Reederei to convert another three ships to LNG

In connection with the Europort 2017 exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam, the German shipping company Wessels Reederei signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation.

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