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GTT nets Zvezda order for five Arc7 LNG carriers

Rate this article By Mirza Duran France’s GTT has won an order from Russia’s Zvezda shipyard for the tank design of five ARC7 ice-breaking LNG carriers. Image: Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex The LNG containment specialist said Zvezda awarded the deal at the end of June on behalf of a Russian shipowner. This represents the first order…

GTT bags order for Novatek LNG FSUs

Rate this article By Mirza Duran France’s GTT has secured an order from South Korea’s DSME for the tank design of Novatek’s two floating LNG storage units. For illustration only (Image: Novatek) Daewoo said earlier this month it will build the two FSUs for about 901.3 billion won ($751 million). The deal includes an option…

Keel laid for 1st MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered ship

Rate this article By Mirza Duran French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique is moving forward with the construction of the first LNG-powered vessels for cruise operator MSC Cruises. Image: MSC Cruises Chantiers held a keel-laying ceremony for the LNG-powered cruiser, first such vessel to be constructed in France, on Monday. The 205,000 gross ton cruiser MSC…

Sonatrach, Total ink LNG deal extension

Rate this article By Adnan Bajic Algerian national energy company Sonatrach has extended its liquefied natural gas (LNG) partnership with the French major Total. Courtesy of Sonatrach The Algerian company noted in its statement the deal has been extended by a further three years. Under the agreement, 2 million tons of Algerian LNG will land…

GTT nets China LNG tanks gig

Rate this article By Mirza Duran France’s GTT has secured an order to design two storage tanks for Beijing Gas Group’s Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal in China. Image: GTT The LNG containment specialist won the contract from China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering. GTT said that the 220,000-cbm tanks will be the largest land storage tanks…

Port of Marseille Fos looking to become LNG bunkering hub

Rate this article By Mirza Duran France’s Marseille Fos port is boosting the use of liquefied natural gas as fuel as it aims to position itself as an LNG bunkering hub for the Mediterranean. Image: Port of Marseille Fos The port said in a statement it hosted another ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation last week following…

Dunkirk LNG activities high despite COVID-19 effects

Rate this article By Adnan Bajic Dunkerque LNG, the operator of France’s Dunkirk liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, noted the activities remained positive despite the COVID-19 situation. Courtesy of Dunkerque LNG Commenting on the first four months of operation in 2020, Dunkerque LNG sales director, Cédric Vandenbroucke, said, “The re-gasification rate reached an average of…

France’s Dunkirk LNG launches truck loading facility

Rate this article By Mirza Duran France’s Dunkirk liquefied natural gas import terminal is now offering truck loading services following the start of operations at its newly built loading bay. Image: Dunkerque LNG The LNG truck loading bay entered into service on June 1 and offers a loading capacity of 3,000 slots per year. Dunkerque…

Van Oord inks green loan for LNG-powered dredgers

Rate this article By Mirza Duran Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has signed its first green loan that will be used to fund its new liquefied natural gas-powered dredgers. Image courtesy of Van Oord The company said in a statement it signed the loan with Dutch Rabobank and France’s BNP Paribas last month. Van Oord…

World’s biggest dual-fuel, low-speed engine is here!

Rate this article By Jasmina Ovcina The world’s biggest dual-fuel, low-speed engine WinGD X92DF has been officially launched in China, China State Shipbuilding Corporation revealed. The engine, approved by classification society BV, was developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), a subsidiary of CSSC, built by Shanghai CSSC Mitsui Shipbuilding Diesel Engine Co., and guaranteed…