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    Wärtsilä advances testing of new combustion concept


    Wärtsilä has put a considerable R&D effort in developing the next generation of its dual-fuel lean burn gas engine, with about 300 hours testing completed.

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    Hapag-Lloyd in landmark bonded LNG bunkering in China


    Hapag-Lloyd’s container vessel Berlin Express has received a bunkering of bonded LNG in China. The delivery was supplied by World Fuel Services Corporation, and marked the first LNG bunkering operation at a Chinese port for a Hapag-Lloyd vessel.

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    First ME-GA engine with individual cylinder control option completes gas trials


    The first low-pressure ME-GA engine to be equipped with a new engine control feature, ‘ME-GA-opti’, has successfully completed LNG gas trials in South Korea, MAN ES has announced.

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    First ME-GA engine completes gas trials


    The first low-pressure ME-GA engine has successfully completed LNG gas trials in South Korea, MAN ES has announced.

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    Second Fratelli Cosulich LNG bunker vessel launched


    The second LNG bunker vessel newbuilding for Fratelli Cosulich s.r.l. was launched at Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (CIMC SOE) in late June. The Paolina Cosulich will expand the range of LNG bunkering solutions in the Mediterranean Sea when she enters service in Q1 2024. 

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    NYK confirms order for WinGD VCR technology on DF coal carriers


    Japanese ship owner NYK Line has confirmed that it has selected WinGD’s new variable compression ration (VCR) technology for dual-fuel X62DF engines for two dual-fuel coal carriers. The vessels will be among the first to feature WinGD’s cutting-edge combustion optimisation technology, which is expected to lead to significant fuel efficiency savings in gas mode at part and low load operation and diesel mode across the load range.

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    MOL orders LNG carrier pair for INEOS charter


    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has entered into shipbuilding contracts for the construction of two 174,000-cubic meter dual-fuel LNG carrier newbuildings with Hanwha Ocean (formerly DSME).

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    Debut For Revised Korean LNG Tank System


    An upgraded version of South Korea’s home-grown LNG cargo containment solution has had its first application in a newly-delivered bunker tanker.

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    Trials for new Lake Constance ferry


    The 82.5-metre long Richmond, the first inland ferry in Europe to be powered by pure gas engines, is now conducting test runs on Lake Constance.

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    Gasum in e-LNG cruise ship deal


    A new landmark deal to supply e-LNG demonstrates its viability as an alternative marine fuel

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    WinGD launches VCR solution for X-DF engines


    Winterthur-based two-stroke engine designer WinGD is adding a variable compression ratio option (VCR) to its engine portfolio, Marcel Ott, General Manager, Application Engineering at WinGD, explained to The Motorship

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    MAN launches new DF genset


    MAN Energy Solutions has launched an auxiliary MAN 35/44DF CD type engine. The engine, which has been developed in collaboration with STX Engine, has been developed to meet demand from the container and LNG carrier markets.

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    GTT inks service deal for EPS


    A new technical services agreement will see GTT maintain and operate a global fleet of LNG carriers, and VLEC for EPS

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    LR AiP for LNGC design featuring GTT’s three-tank concept


    GTT has received Approval in Principle (AiP) for a three-tank LNG carrier design from Lloyd’s Register (LR). The design was developed in collaboration with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) after a Joint Development Project (JDP) initiated in 2022, aiming at designing a new generation of LNGC. The design is equipped with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system.

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    Major Polish Boost To Ferry Network


    A new generation of dual-fuel hybrid/electric ro-pax ferries is set to transform the Polish short-sea network from 2025 onwards.

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    Reliquefaction retrofit contract for FSU reduces costs and emissions


    Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply a reliquefaction system for a retrofit project on an LNG carrier vessel converted to operate as a floating storage unit (FSU). 

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    BV AiP for LNG-fuelled VLCC design


    Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded GTT and Shanghai Waigaiqiao Shipyard (SWS) approval in principle (AiP) for a new LNG-fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC) design.

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    Effective safety management through remote monitoring of inert gas systems


    Amid surging demand for LNG from end-user markets, finding ways to reduce vessel downtime and support LNG tanker crews – especially when it comes to safety - are now more critical than ever, explains Bernt Öhrn, General Manager of Maritime Protection at Survitec.

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    First LNG bunkering for MSC World Europa at Port of Marseille Fos


    TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and the Cruise Division of MSC Group have successfully completed the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation at the Port of Marseille Fos, on France’s Mediterranean coast, for MSC Cruises’ MSC World Europa.

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    Maran Dry takes delivery of first LNG-fuelled Newcastlemaxes


    Maran Dry Management Inc. (MDM), the dry bulk shipping arm of the Angelicoussis Group, recently took delivery of its first LNG-fuelled bulk carriers. The two DNV-classed Newcastlemax bulk carriers are the first dual-fuel bulkers in the Greek market.