New joint project on LNG Bunkering

17 Oct 2012
LNG bunkering Photo: TGE

LNG bunkering Photo: TGE

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and nine key members of the Australian maritime, port and energy sectors have established a four-month study into LNK Bunkering organised as a Joint Industry Project (JIP).

The JIP’s intention is to facilitate the adoption of LNG fuelled vessels in Australian waters and the study aims to cover the infrastructure and regulatory requirements as well as the potential benefits and risks faced by energy majors, ports and ship-owners considering LNG fuelled vessels.

Although it will concentrate on LNG fuelled OSVs and tugs plying in Australian waters, the key recommendations developed will be valid for most ship types.

Dr. Sanjay Kuttan, managing director of DNV’s Clean Technology Centre (CTC), said: “The convergence of availability of gas, innovative technologies, progressive regulatory measures and visionary leadership will make LNG a major cleaner energy source for power generation, land and sea transportation, petrochemical feedstock and domestic gas a reality in the near future. The team at DNV CTC is honoured to be part of this momentum to fulfil DNV’s purpose in safeguarding life, property and the environment.”

The JIP is managed by DNV and is co-sponsored by DNV along with nine industry Parties and Authorities - the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), BOC Limited (Linde Group), Farstad Shipping Pty. Ltd., Ports Australia, Rolls-Royce Marine AS, SVITZER Australia, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd., Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty. Ltd. and Woodside Energy Ltd.

By the end of 2012, the JIP will report back on infrastructural challenges and opportunities it has uncovered.

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