Monday, October 21, 2019

Fuel Gas Systems News

Illustration of the coming double-ended RoPax ferries (Image: Multi-Maritime)

MAN Cryo to Supply FGSS for LNG Ferries in Norway

MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard Shipyard Group in Norway to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to two ferries for shipowner and ferry operator Torghatten Nord. Each ferry will be equipped with a gas-electric, hybrid-propulsion system that features optional fast-charging from shore. Major efforts have been put into the design to deliver an energy-efficient propulsion and hull shape that offer a state-of-the-art environmental performance, comfort and reliability.

Ferry Valve (Photo: Bestobell Marine)

Scottish Ferries Contract for Parker Bestobell Marine

Parker Bestobell Marine, part of Parker Hannifin, has won a contract to supply cryogenic globe and check valves for two Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries (Calmac) being built at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Glasgow. The valves will be installed in the liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel gas systems of these vessels, which are the first U.K. built ships that will run on this environmentally friendly fuel. The new ferries will be ‘dual-fuel’ vessels so they can operate on both LNG and marine diesel.

Image: Scott Arkell/Wärtsilä

Two Canadian Ferries to be Converted for LNG Operation

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract by Gdansk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa S.A., to supply a scope of engines, propulsion machinery, integrated automation systems, and gas handling systems required for the mid-life upgrading of two RoPax ferries and their conversion to operate on LNG fuel. The ferries, the Spirit of British Columbia and the Spirit of Vancouver, are the flagship vessels of British Columbia Ferry Services based in Victoria, Canada. The work will be carried by the Remontowa Shiprepair yard in Poland. The contract with Wärtsilä was placed in March 2016.

Photo: Bestobell Marine

Bestobell Secures High Pressure Valve Orders

Bestobell Marine has secured two orders to supply its new range of high pressure globe and check valves to be used in high pressure fuel gas systems on board ships. The valves will be used within the pump and vapouriser skids for six LNG carriers that are being built at DSME shipyard and also for two LNG carriers being built at SHI (Samsung Heavy Industries), both in South Korea and due to be fitted with the MAN ME-GI engine. Bestobell Marine’s high pressure cryogenic globe valves…

Photo courtesy of Bestobell Marine

Japan's First High Pressure Fuel Gas System Ordered

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has received an new order to supply its globe and check valves for Japan’s first high pressure fuel gas system that will be installed within a marine vessel. The order will see Bestobell Marine supply a number of its cryogenic globe and check valves to be installed in two sister ships being built by Imabari Shipbuilding Group in Japan for Elcano. Bestobell Marine’s valves are required for the carrier’s MAN ME-GI engines, where natural gas is injected into the engine at over 300bar pressure.

Photo: Bestobell

Bestobell Reports Headway in Chinese Market

Bestobell Marine has secured two new contracts with Chinese shipyards. The first contract will see the company supply cryogenic valves to the Guangzhou Shipyard International, China for use in a new ferry’s LNG fuel gas system. The second contract involves Bestobell Marine producing its small cryogenic miniature needle globe valves for the Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, where they will be installed on four 174K Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers. It is the first time Bestobell Marine’s cryogenic valves will be fitted within a fuel gas system for a Chinese-built project…

Photo courtesy of Bestobell Marine

Bestobell Reaches 200th Vessel Milestone

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has reached a milestone in the company’s history, after receiving the 200th order for its cryogenic valves for use on vessels. The company noted that 100 of these orders have been secured in the last two years. Bestobell Marine’s recent increase in vessel orders is due in part to the company’s expansion into supplying valves to LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel gas systems, which is a rapidly growing market. Over the past two years…

AIDA's new cruise ship representation: Image courtesy of TGE Marine

TGE Marine LNG Fuel Systems for New AIDA Cruise Ships

TGE Marine to deliver two complete environmentally friendly LNG fuel systems for the next generation of AIDA cruise ships under construction in Japan. The contract has been awarded to TGE Marine Gas Engineering by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for installation in the two new ships currently being built for Carnival subsidiary AIDA Cruises of Rostock, Germany. The 124,500 dwt ships will be delivered in 2015 and 2016 and will be the first cruise vessels in the world fitted with dual fuel engines…