The establishment of air emissions regulations in the form of Emission Control Areas (ECA) and the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur cap are leading the search for economically, commercially, and environmentally acceptable marine fuels. US Coast Guard examiners are seeing a new trend on ships carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ethane. Namely, these vessels are using their cargoes as fuel during ocean transits.
Enterprise Products Partners announced three additional expansion projects, aiming to increase the partnership’s capacity to load LPG, polymer grade propylene and crude oil from its Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. Today, Enterprise’s LPG loading capacity is around 660,000 barrels per day.
Canadian energy infrastructure company AltaGas announced the opening of its Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET), located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, the first marine export facility for propane in Canada. The facility began introducing propane feedstock in mid-April.
Babcock’s LGE business has been awarded a contract for the LPG cargo handling and Fuel Gas Supply System for the world’s first newbuilding vessel to use LPG as a primary fuel source. The 86,000cbm carrier is being built in China and will be delivered in January 2021. Babcock’s FGSS integrates with the cargo handling system for transfer between the two systems during voyages.
Alfa Laval announced that, in partnership with MAN Energy Solutions, the Alfa Laval Fuel Conditioning Module (FCM) LPG has undergone successful tests with the first two-stroke, high-pressure marine engine to use LPG as fuel – and has been evaluated for use with ammonia.
During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Kostas Vlachos, COO, Latsco Marine Management, presented why LPG as a fuel should be considered as a viable option in a strategy toward decarbonization.
During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Paul Flaherty, Director, Fleet & Technical Operations, Navigator Gas, gave emphasis on ethane as a marine fuel. Mr. Flaherty also presented the case of Navigator Aurora, which was the first conversion of LNG-I engine to an ethane burning GI-E engine.
At the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, provides an overview of alternative fuels such as natural gas, methane and hydrogen. He presents the pros and cons of each fuel, but highlights that new technology is necessary to make IMO’s goals reality.
The 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 13th of March, at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), attracting 750 delegates from a total of 350 organizations.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that MAN Energy Solutions has received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Dorian LPG, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March, 12th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference.
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