Tagged France

CMA CGM’s LNG-powered giant calls at Dunkirk

By Adnan Bajic CMA CGM’s second LNG-powered 23,000 TEU containership, the CMA CGM Champs Elysees has called at Terminal des Flandres at the Grand Port Maritime of Dunkirk. Courtesy of CMA CGM It was the first call in France by a 23,000 TEU vessel powered by liquefied natural gas, CMA CGM said. The vessel joins…

NYK boosts LNG carrier management capacity

By Adnan Bajic Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) has signed a deal with Total to acquire shares in the ship management company Gazocean. Illustration only (Courtesy of Gazocean) Under the sales and purchase agreement with Total, NYK Line will acquire all the French company’s shares in Gazocean on October 22. Based in…

France stalls Engie’s U.S. LNG deal

By Adnan Bajic Concerns over environmental implications have prompted the French government to step in and delay Engie’s LNG supply deal. Courtesy of Engie Namely, the power major, Engie is close to signing a multi-billion dollar deal for U.S. liquefied natural gas with NextDecade. However, Reuters reports, the government asked the deal to be held…

GTT strengthens focus on hydrogen with Areva H2Gen acquisition

By Adnan Bajic French liquefied natural gas (LNG) containment specialist, GTT, acquired Areva H2Gen, firming its commitment to the energy transition. Courtesy of Areva H2Gen Specialized in the conception and assembly of electrolyzers for the production of green hydrogen, Areva H2Gen is using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology and is the only company to manufacture…

CGN’s new hybrid ships to feature Leclanché battery storage systems

By Naida Hakirevic Switzerland-based energy storage company Leclanché has won a contract to provide battery energy storage systems for two hybrid ships ordered by compatriot Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le Léman (CGN SA). Leclanché was selected by Swiss shipbuilding company Shiptec AG and Siemens Energy SRL, Milan, for the project. The two ships, each…

GTT scores tank order for LNG carrier sextet

By Mirza Duran France’s GTT continues to win new orders and has secured a contract from two Korean shipyards for the tank design of six LNG carriers. For illustration only (Image: GTT) The LNG containment specialist said Hyundai Heavy and Hyundai Samho are building the vessels on behalf of European and Asian shipowners. Furthermore, each…

Shell opens its fifth LNG-fueling station in Germany

By Adnan Bajic The Hague-based giant Shell has expanded its LNG fueling network in Germany with a new station in Kirchheim unter Teck. Courtesy of Shell The new facility, Shell’s fifth in Germany was opened on Monday, August 31. It is the first LNG-fueling station in Baden-Württemberg. Shell also noted it is located on a…

World’s largest LNG bunkering ship arrives in Rotterdam

By Mirza Duran The 18,600-cbm LNG bunkering newbuild Gas Agility has finally arrived offshore Rotterdam as it prepares to start operations. Image: Total The 135 meters long vessel owned by Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines serves a long-term charter contract with France-based energy giant Total. The vessel arrived during the weekend and was located close to…

Keel laid for MOL’s 2nd large LNG bunkering vessel

By Mirza Duran China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has held a keel laying ceremony for the second LNG bunkering vessel owned by Japan’s MOL and chartered by France-based Total. Image: Hudong-Zhonghua The unit of China State Shipbuilding Corporation says it held the ceremony on August 12. Hudong started work on the LNG bunkering ship late April and…

InfraVia buys small-scale LNG player Molgas

By Mirza Duran French private equity firm InfraVia Capital Partners has acquired European small-scale LNG player Molgas Energy. Image: Molgas The equity company completed the acquisition via its InfraVia European Fund IV, it said on Tuesday without revealing the financial details of the transaction. However, law firm Ashurst said last month it advised InfraVia on…