Mustang Engineering, a wholly owned subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC, and Wood Group, have been awarded U.S. patent 715 5917 for a proprietary process to convert liquefied natural gas (LNG) into natural gas, according to Oilonline. This technology, marketed as the LNG Smart Air Vaporization (SAV) process, uses a closed-loop intermediate fluid circulating through fin-fan heat exchangers to extract heat from ambient air to vaporize LNG from its cryogenic state at - 260°F back to pipeline temperatures for transporting and storage. When compared with the more traditional submerged combustion vaporization technique, the SAV technology provides major reductions in fugitive air emissions (up to 100% under certain ambient conditions), and substantially lowers facility operating costs (through significantly reduced fuel gas usage). SAV also does not use seawater, thereby eliminating any negative impact on marine life in environmentally sensitive areas. The SAV process is currently being installed as the primary vaporization process at Trunkline LNG Company’s Infrastructure Enhancement Project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, utilizing the existing Submerged Combustion Vaporizers (SCVs) as a backup heat source. The project, currently in the detail engineering phase, is on schedule to be commissioned in the 3rd quarter of 2008.
MISC Bhd has secured two long-term charters for its LNG carriers with Yemen LNG Company (YLNG) for the transportation of the commodity from Yemen to the US and Mexico, according to a report on www.theedgedaily.com. Under the charter party agreement, MISC will provide two 157,000 cu. m. LNG carriers to YLNG for the shipment of LNG from Balhaf in Yemen to Total Gas & Power Ltd facilities at Sabine Pass, Louisiana and Altamira in Mexico.
Kitimat LNG Inc. announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with EOG Resources Canada (EOG) to supply natural gas to Kitimat LNG’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Kitimat, B.C. Pursuant to the MOU, Kitimat LNG and EOG are proceeding to negotiate a definitive agreement under which EOG would supply specific quantities of the LNG facility’s 700 million cubic feet per day of natural gas feedstock.
While seemingly miniscule in terms of deadweight tons ordered and delivered per year as compared to the shipbuilding business as a whole, the production of gas tankers, LNG and LPG, are high-value, high prestige orders that are likely to rise significantly in the coming years. Consistently high oil prices have effectively forced the production and processing of gas, and the current trend is towards increased usage of this valuable commodity
DNV and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Korea’s national gas company, has entered into an agreement to cooperate on a feasibility study on the establishment of an LNG bunkering infrastructure in Korea. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive feasibility studies ever initiated in the worldwide LNG bunkering industry. Based on this agreement, DNV will qualitatively and quantitatively study the feasibility of implementing LNG bunkering in ports in the south-eastern area
Crowley’s Carib Energy has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply containerized, U.S.-sourced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to its first industrial customer, Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers in Cayey and Club Caribe in Cidra, both wholly owned subsidiaries of CC1 Companies, LLC. The contract, executed through Crowley’s Carib Energy subsidiary, includes the fuel supply and transportation of LNG to two of the manufacturer’s plants in Cayey and Cidra, Puerto Rico
As the demand for LNG grows, the Chinese government has recognized that in expanding its LNG capabilities, it must build-up the skill set of its maritime professionals in this vital sector. A new course created by Braemar Engineering aims to support this growing demand for LNG expertise in China and increase understanding of STCW amendments concerning operation and management regulations for liquefied vessels. Developed in conjunction with the Cambridge Academy of Transport and Shanghai
The practical challenges of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will be a major theme of the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. “A number of major shipping companies are placing orders for new LNG-powered ships and others are considering converting their existing ships to run on LNG,” said Frank Soccoli, coproducer, SHIPPINGInsight
Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (RasGas) made its first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the shores of Qatar to Mexico on October 8. This event followed a spot sale to Shell Western LNG B V by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited. The LNG cargo was loaded on board the LNG tanker Fuwairit, and departed from Ras Laffan, on September 16, the press release added. The voyage of 22 days over a distance of 9
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, in joint venture with affiliates of Chiyoda Corporation, Saipem S.p.A. and WorleyParsons Limited (“CFSW JV”), has been awarded a contract by LNG Canada Development Inc. (“LNG Canada”) for the provision of front-end engineering design (“FEED”) and project execution services for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project
The Finnish government granted 65.2 million euros (84.22 million US dollar) in subsidies to build three small liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals to cut on use of fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in industry, the economy ministry said on Thursday.
Australia’s Woodside has signed on Lloyd’s Register Energy to act as its global inspection provider across a number of assets.Lloyd’s won the contract to provide surveillance inspection, expediting and auditing services for the global operator for three years
Gas buyers nervous of Russia cutting supply are helping solve Europe's problem of too many underused liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, as they seek space at France's Dunkirk plant. Adding to renewed demand is the more potent interest of major east Asian companies
The first unique LNG powered ship that Ferus Smit has on order for Erik Thun A.B. will be built and equipped as a dedicated cement carrier. The ship will be delivered to the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway
51/60DF engines to power LNGCs MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced a further order for its MAN 51/60DF engine. After a longer period of evaluation, an international consortium, including Teekay LNG Partners, has selected a Dual-Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) propulsion solution featuring
General Dynamics NASSCO and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer today signaled the start of construction of five American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker, the APT-1, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego.
Legislation promotes revitalization of maritime industry through export of liquefied natural gas on U.S. flagged ships Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member John Garamendi (D-Calif.) held a hearing Wednesday that brought together the House Committee on Transportation and
So what’s keeping ship operators awake at night these days? Plenty, it seems. Sluggish recovery from a lingering worldwide recession, unsustainable debt loads, endemic overcapacity in most shipping trades, punishing freight rates
The increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel is further emphasized with the latest order for Wärtsilä's dual-fuel engine technology. A new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands will feature a six-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine
Wednesday at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, DNV GL presented Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) with an Approval in Principle (AIP), recognizing the technical feasibility of the LNG fuel system design for the A14 and A18 series of container vessels
Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) informs that The House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing today on America’s domestic maritime industry with a special focus on how the industry is responding to America’s surging domestic energy production.
Crowley Maritime Corp. informs that its subsidiary Carib Energy LLC has been granted a 20-year, small-scale U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) export license for the supply, transportation and distribution of U.S.-sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Non-Free Trade Agreement (NTFA) countries in
The U.S. government should ensure that international trade of U.S. natural gas, and potentially crude oil, will offer opportunities for the domestic shipping industry, maritime groups said on Wednesday. Booming shale gas production has put the United States on track to become a major exporter
The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday approved liquefied natural gas exports from two projects, as lawmakers pressed the administration to move quickly to clear a backlog of applications to ship gas abroad. Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana and Carib Energy's small-scale
On the occasion of SMM in Hamburg, Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) and Gabadi S.L. have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA), making Gabadi the first outfitter licensed by GTT. Gabadi received its outfitter's approval after successfully completing the qualification