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  • The first of Himalaya Shipping's series of 12 dual-fuel Newcastlemaxes, Mount Norefjell, completed its sea trial in mid January.

    First of series of 12 dual-fuel bulkers completes sea trials


    Bermuda-based bulk carrier company Himalaya Shipping has announced that Mount Norefjell, the first of a series of 12 dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk carriers under construction at New Times Shipbuilding in China has successfully completed its sea trials.

  • The Supreme Court of Korea suspended the execution of the Seoul High Court's decision on 17 January.

    Korean Supreme Court suspends GTT licence ruling before appeal


    GTT has succeeded in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Korea requesting that implementation of a lower court’s ruling against GTT be suspended.

  • The innovative digital solution makes use of GTT's Sloshing virtual sensor (pictured) to optimise the maintenance of LNG membrane tanks.

    AiP for LNG membrane tank maintenance optimisation tool


    GTT has obtained Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register for an innovative digital solution for sloshing activity assessment, which is designed to optimise the maintenance of LNG membrane tanks.

  • The Blue Sea Power project offers a potential solution to provide other disconnected islands in Greece and the EU with green energy.

    Floating LNG-to-power barge project offers solution for disconnected islands


    Houlder, the design and engineering consultancy, is collaborating with Blue Sea Power, an Athens-based gas-to-power company, to develop three floating LNG-to-power barges (FSRPs).

  • A major Mexican ship-owner has selected Ascenz's Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) for an oil tanker.

    First EFMS installation in Americas for Ascenz


    A major Mexican ship-owner has awarded a contract for the installation of an Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) to Ascenz, a GTT Digital company. The contract is the first for the GTT subsidiary in the Americas. 

  • TotalEnergies delivered the Neptune FSRU to Deutsche Regas in December 2022.

    Commissioning of FSRU at German LNG import terminal


    TotalEnergies has confirmed that commissioning work at the Deutsche Ostsee LNG import terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been completed, before an official inauguration on 14 January.

  • ABS’ Christopher J. Wiernicki and Patrick Ryan with HD Hyundai’s Sung-joon Kim, Ki-sun Chung and SH Jeon

    ABS and HD Hyundai advance autonomous project collaboration


    ABS and HD Hyundai have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering a range of autonomous projects to extend autonomous navigation technology into critical vessel machinery at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2023.

  • The second LR2 tanker in the series, Hafnia Loire, was launched from Dry Dock in late 2022.

    Hafnia prepares for first DF LR2 product tankers


    Hafnia is preparing to take delivery of Hafnia Languedoc, the first of four new dual-fuel LR2 product tankers under construction at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). 

  • SHI successfully demonstrated its LNG reliquefaction system using heat exchanger technology.

    Statement of Fact for Korean BOG recovery system


    ABS has awarded a Statement of Fact (SoF) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for successfully demonstrated its own Boil-off gas Recovery System (BReS). The announcement was made on 20 December 2022.

  • Celsius Tankers has inked a contract with CMHI Jiangsu for 4+4 LNG carriers.

    Celsius turns to China for 4+4 LNGC order


    Celsius Tankers has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry Jiangsu (CMHI) for four LNG carriers (LNGC), with an option for another four.

  • Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex delivered an LNG-fuelled Aframax tanker to Sovcomflot on 29 December 2022.

    Zvezda delivers first of LNG-fuelled Aframax duo


    Russian shipyard Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the country’s Far Eastern region announced the delivery of the first in a series of two LNG-fuelled tankers for Russian shipping company Sovcomflot on 29 December 2022. 

  • A UK strand to Chinese production, the 6,100dwt products tanker Sir John Fisher.

    Chinese-Built Tankers For UK Shortsea Fleet


    Built in China for the northern European distributive traffic, the first of two versatile tankers with dual-fuel main machinery is set to join the James Fisher Group’s UK fleet. The 6,100dwt Sir John Fisher has been designed to transport clean petroleum products and chemicals into small and restricted coastal ports, ...

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    LNG dual-fuel dredger delivered to Van Oord


    Keppel O&M subsidiary Keppel FELS has delivered the second of three dual-fuel trailing suction hopper dredgers to Van Oord.

  • The Hi-EPS electric propulsion system

    LNG dual-fuel hybrid passenger ship named


    Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery has announced its HiMSEN hybrid system is installed on the recently named Ulsan Taehwa passenger vessel.

  • Wärtsilä has entered into a joint development agreement with Hycamite TCD Technologies to develop a cost-effective means of producing hydrogen from LNG onboard marine vessels.

    Wärtsilä to jointly develop onboard LNG-to-hydrogen technology


    Wärtsilä has entered into a joint development agreement with Hycamite TCD Technologies, a privately-owned Finnish company specialising in the development of a pioneering technology for producing clean hydrogen and solid carbon from methane.

  • Germany's TT-Line has taken delivery of its second dual-fuel ferry capable of operating on LNG and bio-LNG.

    TT-Line takes delivery of second LNG ferry


    Germany’s TT-Line has taken delivery of its second LNG-fuelled ferry in its Green Ships series.

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    Dual-fuel containership conversion


    C-LNG Solutions is providing its LNG fuel gas supply system for the conversion of a containership to dual-fuel propulsion

  • Compared to a conventional LNG-fueled vessel, the concept design is expected to feature a conversion-cost reduction of 25% for a VLCC (pictured).

    NYK completes concept design for ammonia-ready vessels


    NYK, MTI, and Elomatic have completed the concept design phase of a new Capesize bulk carrier and a very large crude oil tanker (VLCC) in a project that aims to build LNG-fuelled vessels that can be efficiently converted to an ammonia.

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    Seapeak orders five LNG carriers


    Seapeak LLC has entered into shipbuilding contracts for the construction of five, 174,000-cubic meter M-type, electronically controlled, dual-fuel LNG carrier newbuildings.

  • TGE Marine Gas Engineering has signed contracts to supply LNG fuel gas supply systems for nine Vinga-class dual-fuel tankers.

    TGE to supply LNG systems for Vinga Series


    TGE Marine Gas Engineering has been awarded a contract to supply LNG fuel gas systems for nine vessels in the Vinga Series of the Swedish ship owner Furetank Rederi and partners. The 17,999 dwt vessels will be built by China Merchants JinLing Shipyard in Yangzhou and are scheduled for delivery ...