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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Skangas to Source LNG at Import Terminal on Isle of Grain

Photo: Grain LNG

Skangas has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with National Grid Grain LNG. Under the terms of the LoI, Skangas is to source LNG at the Grain LNG import terminal on the Isle of Grain in the UK. Skangas, which produces LNG, struck the deal with Grain LNG to ensure a reliable supply of LNG is available, which is critical to the fast-growing small-scale LNG market. As a result of this recent development, Skangas becomes the first small-scale LNG supplier to enter into such an agreement with a UK-based import terminal.

Trelleborg Solutions for FLNG Ship-to-Shore System

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg has hailed the recent test of the Universal Transfer System (UTS) conducted with Connect LNG and Gas Natural Fenosa, as tangible evidence of the new applications that its suite of products for jettyless LNG transfer can unlock in this challenging field. The UTS transferred LNG from the Skangas-chartered LNG carrier Coral Energy to the onshore terminal at the Norwegian port of Herøya on October 7 and is now in full commercial operation. A ‘plug and play’ solution, the UTS requires no modifications to the LNG carrier – instead…

Finland's Manga LNG Terminal Gets First Cargo

Photo: Gasum Oy

The first shipload of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrival to the LNG import terminal in Tornio, Finland, on Sunday November 19, 2017. The Manga LNG natural gas import terminal in Röyttä Harbor, Tornio, is a joint venture of the industrial companies Outokumpu and SSAB Europe, the energy company EPV Energy and the LNG company Skangas. LNG was shipped to the terminal by Coral Energy, a time-chartered LNG carrier operated by Skangas. Once completed in summer 2018, the import terminal will be the largest LNG terminal in the Nordic countries and the second LNG terminal in Finland.

Greek-US Plan for an LNG Terminal

Photo: Gastrade SA

Greece and the US are likely to reveal a joint venture to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal when US Secretary of State John Kerry makes an official visit to Athens in November. According to a local news report in eKathimerini, Kerry dropped a hint about the plan during his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the United States at the end of September, referring to the prospect of northern Greece evolving into an energy hub with the construction of an LNG terminal.

Croatia Mulls LNG Facility

Pic: LNG Croatia LLC

A floating terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Croatia would lower energy prices both for households and the business sector, Croatian President  Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said. The country’s key energy project is still the liquefied natural gas terminal on the Island of Krk, but a floating LNG facility is an option, Kolinda said. She added that Croatia can learn a lot from the Baltic countries. She recently met with the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė who supported the LNG terminal in Croatia.

Robert Allan Delivers Two RAmparts 3200 CL Tugs to Ocean Sparkle

Photo: Robert Allan Ltd

In 2011, Ocean Pioneer and Ocean Perfect, the first two RAmparts 3200 CL tugs developed by Robert Allan exclusively for Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong were delivered to Ocean Sparkle Limited, the largest Indian tug owning and operating company with more than 80 tugboats under its fleet. Since then, 33 sister tugs of this CL series have been constructed by the same builder for their clients around the world. It is very rewarding to see Ocean Sparkle Limited returned to Cheoy Lee Shipyards…

Summit Signs Floating LNG Facility Contract

(Left to right) Chairman of Summit Group Muhammed Aziz Khan, Managing Director of Summit LNG Terminal ANM Tariqur Rashid, Managing Director of Geocean Fabrice Novel and Business Development Manager of Geocean Philippe Besson. Photo:  Summit Power International Pte Ltd.

Summit LNG Terminal, a subsidiary of Summit Power International, signed a USD 100 Million turnkey contract with marine work contractor consortium comprising of Geocean SAS and MacGregor for design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and testing of the Fixed Infrastructure (FI) for its Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Terminal (FSRT) at Moheskhali, Cox’s Bazar. The project completion date is 16 months from the time of signing. The Fixed Infrastructure will consist…

ABS Prepares For Anticipated LNG Growth

With the global LNG (liquefied natural gas) market forecast to double in size over the next decade, industry is readying to provide ample liquefaction capacity to meet demand. In the United States alone, LNG imports reached 4.9 million tons in 2000, about 5 percent of the global LNG trade, and up from 3.4 million tons in 1999. Drivers for the rapid LNG growth include continued demand for a cleaner-burning fuel and the need to bring "stranded" gas from deepwater and remote areas to market. Concern over long-term U.S. gas supply; a larger number of new supply projects; and lower LNG infrastructure costs from a decade ago also are contributors to the LNG growth spurt in recent years. But perhaps the reality of Sept.

ABS Announces Guidance Notes

Responding to industry demand for offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, ABS launches its "Guidance Notes for Building and Classing Offshore LNG Terminals" at this year's annual Offshore Technology Conference. The Guidance Notes provide industry with a comprehensive document outlining ABS procedures for LNG classification and cross-references ABS and other relevant industry documents for building LNG terminals. "Although industry has successfully dealt with oil and gas processing facilities on Floating Production Storage Units for a number of years, the liquefaction and cryogenic storage of LNG offshore is a whole new arena.

ABS Announces Guidance Notes At OTC 2002

Responding to industry demand for offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, ABS launches its "Guidance Notes for Building and Classing Offshore LNG Terminals" at this year's annual Offshore Technology Conference. The Guidance Notes provide industry with a comprehensive document outlining ABS procedures for LNG classification and cross-references ABS and other relevant industry documents for building LNG terminals. "Although industry has successfully dealt with oil and gas processing facilities on Floating Production Storage Units for a number of years, the liquefaction and cryogenic storage of LNG offshore is a whole new arena.

Cummings to Convene Second Hearing on LNG Terminals

On May 7 Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, will convene a second hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals. The hearing will be held in Farmingville, NY. Liquid natural gas is gas cooled to a temperature of less than 260 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a liquid. Natural gas is then transported in ships in this form. At Monday's hearing, the Subcommittee will continue examining the safety and security of LNG terminals and their impact on port operations. The hearing will also examine the proposed Broadwater floating LNG terminal in Long Island Sound.

Cummings: LNG Terminal Should Not Be Placed in Baltimore

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, convened the Subcommittee at the Ceremonial Courtroom at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore to examine the proposed development of a liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal at Sparrow's Point in the Port of Baltimore. Witnesses included Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Governor Martin O'Malley, Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith, as well as representatives of the United States Coast Guard, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the AES Sparrow's Point project, as well as two residents of the Sparrow's Point neighborhood. Following the hearing, Chairman Cummings released the following statement.

RINA Classes First Offshore LNG FSRU

Genoa-based classification society RINA has taken a lead in the developing market for floating LNG terminals. It has been chosen to class the first offshore Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), and is providing studies and support for a number of further offshore LNG projects, including the newbuilding which is likely to be the world’s second offshore LNG FSRU. Addressing the Mare Forum Houston conference, Massimo Volta, RINA’s General Manager America, said, “Italy leads the world in implementing offshore LNG terminals. We have recently brought the Adriatic LNG terminal on stream, and we have five more live projects for floating and gravity-based offshore LNG terminals around our coasts.

Essar to Develop LNG Terminal at Haldia

Photo: Essar Official FB Page

India's Essar Ports has won a contract to build the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in West Bengal  under the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) at an investment of Rs 450 crore (USD 70 million). A Press Trust of India report said that the LNG project is expected to be commissioned in two years. The facility will come up at the Haldia port with a capacity to store one million tonne of the clean fuel. Haldia Dock Complex under Kolkata Port Trust had earlier this year invited bids for setting up an LNG terminal with storage and distribution facilities.

SSGC Shortlists Akbar Associates for Second LNG Terminal

Image: Sui Southern Gas Company

Akbar Associates has won the bid for constructing the second liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Pakistan by offering the lowest tariff of 49.87 cent per million British Thermal Unit (mmbtu) for the LNG terminal. The board of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) made the decision in a meeting held on Friday, say officials. The company will award the contract after finalizing the arrangements in the next 10 days. A day ago, SSGC had shortlisted two bidders – Pakistan Gas Port Limited and Akbar Associates – for building the second terminal for handling LNG imports.

Croatia Resurrects LNG terminal Plans

Croatia prepares financial plan for LNG terminal; EU sees the Krk terminal helping Europe's energy independence. Croatia has reopened a feasibility study for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the northern Adriatic which should help diversify energy supplies for central Europe, economy minister Ivan Vrdoljak said on Tuesday. The idea is to make the terminal on the island of Krk the southern end of a gas pipeline corridor connecting Croatia and Poland's Baltic port of Swinoujscie to help diversify gas supply routes for central Europe and cut dependence on Russian imports. "The potential LNG terminal on Krk has been recognised by the European Commission as an important project for the European Union's energy independence.

Ukraine, Frontera Sign Construction of LNG Terminal

Photo: NJSC Naftogaz

Ukraine's NJSC Naftogaz signed a memorandum of understanding with U.S. Frontera Resources on the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Ukraine, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. "U.S.-based Frontera will begin the construction of an LNG terminal and launch natural gas shipments to Ukraine through this terminal," Yatsenyuk said. He added that the project, which was launched in 2012 but suspended in 2013 due to inadequate investment, will allow Ukraine to import LNG from Georgia through the Black Sea.

ConocoPhillips Set on LNG Pans

According to The Daily Advertiser, ConocoPhillips has no intentions of altering its plans to build an open-loop liquefied natural gas terminal off the southwest Louisiana coast in light of the governor's decision last week to veto a similar project. A spokes-man for ConocoPhillips said the company is going forward with its already laid plans for Beacon Port, a proposed LNG terminal about 50 miles offshore from Cameron Parish. Gov. Kathleen Blanco on May 5 exercised her power to veto an LNG terminal proposed by Freeport McMoRan off the Plaquemines Parish coast. Blanco cited environmental concerns about the terminal's effect on Gulf fisheries - it would use 100 million to 200 million of gallons of seawater a day to re-heat the super-cooled gas…

Petrobangla, Summit Pact for 2nd LNG Terminal

Pic: RPGCL, Petrobangla Group

Bangladesh's State-owned Petrobangla has inked final deals with Summit LNG Terminal Co to development the country's second floating LNG terminal. The Financial Express reported that Summit group will install a Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) at Moheshkhali Island in the Cox's Bazar. The terminal will have 500 million meter standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) capacity, which would go on operation after 18 months. The cost of the second project is estimated at $400 million-500 million…

Trinidad Pilots Train at MSI

During the period 24-27 July MSI Newport conducted Shiphandling training for three Trinidad Pilots for the Point Fortin LNG Terminal. Captain Bill Mackay was the Instructor/Facilitator. This course uses a data base model of the Point Fortin LNG Terminal created by MSI, and is designed to hone the pilots skill in bringing various sizes of LNG carriers into Point Fortin and alongside the LNG Terminal there. The course places the pilots in difficult environmental and emergency situations. This program was tailored to specific company operations and objectives. Pictured left to right are: Captain Rick Comeau (MSI), Captain Matthew Caesar, Captain Ann-Marie Chapman, Captain Alfred McMillan, and Captain Bill Mackay (MSI).

LNG Port in Poland Opened

The LNG terminal in Świnoujście. Photo: Polskie LNG S.A

The Świnoujscie LNG terminal in northern Poland is ready to receive its first shipment of gas, with a tanker leaving Qatar on its way to Poland. The tanker carrying LNG left Qatar-based Ras Laffan port on last Friday and is heading to the LNG terminal. The vessel is to reach the Polish port on December 11. Over 200,000 cubic meters of fuel will be transpoerted to Poland by Qatargas. Just a few days ago, PAP reported that following an audit of the terminal in Świnoujście, the Qatar…

LNG Icebreaker Polaris Bunkers in Pori

Finland’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker Polaris bunkered in Pori (Photo: SkanGas)

Polaris, the newest icebreaker of the Finnish icebreaking service company Arctia, set out from Katajanokka, Helsinki, for icebreaking duty in the Bothnian Bay and arrived January 10 for bunkering at the Skangas liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Pori, where the vessel received approximately 700 m3 of LNG. “Polaris arrived via Utö through the Turku Archipelago to the Skangas LNG terminal in the Tahkoluoto harbor in Pori. The Pori terminal is located by a deep and wide fairway, so it was easy to access and we kept on schedule.

FERC Approves New LNG Terminal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved several new natural gas projects, including the construction of a new marine terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and expansion of a previously approved LNG project that will increase and enhance the energy infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. The Commission approved a proposal by Corpus Christi LNG, L.P. and Cheniere Corpus Christi Pipeline Company to construct and operate a new LNG terminal and related pipeline facilities near Corpus Christi, Texas. The Commission also approved an amended proposal by Cameron LNG, LLC to expand its facilities in Hackberry, LA to receive larger LNG tankers at its terminal that is currently under construction.

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