Høglund Marine Solutions, in collaboration with HB Hunte Engineering, has developed a tank concept for LPG and CO2 transportation, based on existing, proven technology. This new system doubles current vessel cargo capacity to transport liquified CO2.
The Korean Register recently granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for its LNG dual fuel propulsion car carrier. In fact, the AIP covers two pure car and truck carriers vessels with a carrying capacity of 7.000 and 8.1000 CEU (car equivalent units).
The Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) along with the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines recently shake their hands and inked an agreement in order to develop new technologies, reducing the environmental affects of the Floating Storage and Regasification Unitis (FSRU).
Turkish shipyard ‘Cemre’ informed that it launched Libas, the world’s first battery & LNG driven purse seiner/trawler. The launching of the vessel took place on the 7th of February. After the completion, Cemre is planning to deliver the vessel in Q2, 2020.
On 8 January, the United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines announced its first steel cutting ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, for their battery hybrid LNG powered vessel “PCTC”.
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.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) informed that it received design approval from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its LNG cargo containment system. DSME has already obtained approvals from Lloyd’s Register, the US Bureau of Shipping, the Korea Register of Shipping, and DNV GL.
South Korean shipbuilders are giving emphasis on improving their competitiveness in environmentally friendly vessels, including LNG-fueled ships, with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap applying on January 1st. LNG fueled ships are expected to account for over 60% of the worldwide new shipbuilding orders by 2025.
K Line, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha LTD., announced that joined an approval in principle (AIP) with Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., for the concept design of an LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier from DNV GL.
EXMAR took delivery of the world’s first barge-based floating LNG storage and re-gasification unit from the Wison Shipyard in Nantong, PRC. The unit incorporates a re-gasification capacity of up to 600MMSCFD and a storage capacity of 26,000 m³ of LNG.
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