LNG

Newport extends retrofit capabilities

Newport extends retrofit capabilities

UK-based Newport Shipping has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Zhejiang Energy Marine Environmental Technology (ZEME) in China that aims to further broaden the company’s ability to offer environmental retrofit solutions to customers in the shipping industry. ZEME offers a range of environmental solutions including scrubbers, methanol fuel and alternative marine power (AMP) technology. […]

First dual-fuel VLCC certified by Green Award

First dual-fuel VLCC certified by Green Award

The LNG dual-fuel-powered very large crude carrier (VLCC) Antonis I. Angelicoussis has been certified by the Green Award Foundation. The 330m-long, 320,916dwt tanker is the first LNG dual-fuel VLCC to join the Green Award programme. The certification includes the Green Award greenhouse gas labels CO2 (level 1) and CH4. The Greek-flagged ship is managed by […]

Methane slip no show stopper for LNG as fuel

Methane slip no show stopper for LNG as fuel

Despite a surge in orders for methanol-ready vessels during the past year it’s LNG that continues to have the competitive edge over other alternative fuels, according to Lloyd’s Register’s principal gas expert. Panos Mitrou, global gas segment director for LR, tells The Naval Architect that the characteristics of LNG remain a competitive challenge for LNG […]

Ro-ro North Star LNG conversion completed

Ro-ro North Star LNG conversion completed

Victoria Shipyards, a subsidiary of Canadian Seaspan Shipyards, has completed the conversion of the diesel engine onboard TOTE Maritime’s ro-ro ship North Star so that it can run on LNG as fuel. The vessel recently stayed at the yard for a 10-week program of work to enable the vessel to use dual-fuel technology. While at […]

NYK’s LNG-hybrid PCTCs are 40% more energy efficient

NYK’s LNG-hybrid PCTCs are 40% more energy efficient

The Japanese company’s fleet renewal strategy is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, writes Tom Barlow-Brown. Japanese shipowner NYK Line is increasingly adopting a carbon neutral stance, transitioning its fuel choices to LNG and ordering newbuilds that utilise new environmentally conscious technology. WinGD is the latest to have been picked to provide dual-fuel option for NYK. […]

Green Ray

Green Ray

CROSS-INDUSTRY TEAM TACKLES METHANE SLIP Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, estimated to have a global warming potential (GWP) of 27-30 over 100 years, while CO2 has a GWP of 1 regardless of the time period used. The low-pressure, dual-fuel concept has proved to be the most popular LNG engine technology, but it is also […]

MAN sets a new benchmark in dual-fuel efficiency

MAN sets a new benchmark in dual-fuel efficiency

Raising its game in the wide-bore, medium-speed engine stakes, MAN Energy Solutions has introduced its most powerful dual-fuel, four-stroke engine to date. Spanning the 7,800-18,200kW maximum output range, the 49/60DF design exceeds the larger 51/60DF in potency, while consuming less fuel, such that it is claimed to achieve a class-leading standard of efficiency in both […]

Bring me ‘Sunshine’

Bring me ‘Sunshine’

Hybrid tug brings sunshine to Singapore Joining Singapore’s list of ‘green vessel firsts’, which includes the 2022-launched all-electric cargo vessel Hydromover and all-electric patrol boat MPA Guardian, the new hybrid tug JMS Sunshine is being hailed as Singapore’s first vessel to incorporate a pure LNG engine. Built domestically by Sembcorp Marine for its Jurong Marine […]

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