MAN milestone: Dual-fuel two-strokes notch up one million operating hours

MAN Energy Solutions reports that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines has accumulated one million operating hours. The milestone comes on the back of the 300 engines/6.3 GW sales the company recently

Helped by EU funding, Baleària goes ahead with LNG fueling conversions

OCTOBER 12, 2018 — Spanish ferry operator Baleària reports that it has been awarded EUR 11.8 million (about $14 million) in EU funding for its planned conversion of five vessels to LNG

First dual-fuel ferry built in U.K. launched by FMEL

NOVEMBER 22, 2017—UK shipbuilder Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) recently launched the MV Glen Sannox, the first in a series of two LNG-fueled vehicle ferries, at its Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow. The

Wartsila to supply propulsion for dual fuel coastal tankers

JUNE 20, 2017—Four new dual fuel coastal tankers that being built in the Netherlands will feature Wärtsilä engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems. Dutch shipyard Scheepswerf Ferus Smit is constructing the four

VIDEO: BC Ferries’ third LNG fueled ferry heads for Canada

APRIL 29, 2017 — BC Ferries reports that Salish Raven, the third and final Salish Class LNG dual fuel vessel, is on its way from Remontowa Shipbuilding’s Gdansk, Poland, shipyard. The vessel

Baleària orders two more LNG-fueled ferries

FEBRUARY 1, 2017 — Almost exactly one year after ordering a giant 232.2 m LNG fueled “smart” cruise ferry at Spain’s LaNaval shipyard, ferry operator Baleària has signed a EUR 200 million

Wartsila “well positioned” for global sulfur cap

OCTOBER 31, 2016 — Wärtsilä says it is well positioned to help companies meet the global cap that will limit the sulfur content of marine fuels to 0.5% effective from January 2020.

NYK takes delivery of Japan’s first LNG fueled tug

NYK has chartered the tug to Wing Maritime Service Corporation, another wholly owned subsidiary that operates 20 tugboats at the ports of Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Chiba and which will operate the Sakigake mainly in  Yokohama and Kawasaki. It is the second environmentally-friendly tugboat to be operated by Wing Maritime which took delivery of the hybrid tug Tsubasa in March 2013.

The Sakigake is equipped with twin Niigata 6L28AHX-DF dual-fuel engines, each developing 1,618 kW. They are the prime movers for a the 360-degree steerable Niigata Z-Peller propulsion system.
The DF engines can use either of LNG and diesel oil, depending on conditions. Compared with conventional tugboats that use marine diesel oil, Sakigake emits about 30 percent less carbon dioxide, 80 percent less nitrogen oxide, and absolutely no sulfur oxide when using LNG as fuel.

NYK says that the small size of most tugboats, the limited amount of space, and the large variation in engine power make it difficult to create an LNG fueled tugboat. Keihin Dock was able to achieve the desired level of environmental performance while maintaining the same hull form and steering performance of existing tugboats. To do this, the shipbuilder made full use of its knowledge and technical strengths, and worked closely with both Niigata Power Systems and Air Water Plant & Engineering Inc.  to develop equipment for supplying LNG.

LNG will be supplied by Tokyo Gas Co and delivered to the vessel from a tanker truck at a pier in Yokohama, with a successful trial fueling being carried out in July.

The project received subsidies from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, which support projects promising energy-saving logistics and innovative maritime transport improvements. ClassNK also provided joint research support.

The NYK Group has already ordered the world’s first LNG-fueled car carrier, in addition to an LNG supply vessel, and the group is set to participate in the LNG bunkering business.

LaNaval poised to ink order to build two LNG fueled ferries

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 — Spain’s Baleària Group has reached an agreement with shipbuilder Construcciones Navales del Norte – La Naval for the construction of two natural gas fueled ferries. The agreement is

GE inks gas turbine service contract for fastest ferry

AUGUST 5, 2015 — GE Marine reports that it will provide Buquebus, Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a customized service agreement for the two GE LM2500 gas turbines that power the 99 m