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MOL joins initiative to combine wind power and hydrogen fuel cells

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has joined a corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the Wind Hunter Project, seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power. The project intends to use its rigid, collapsible sail technology developed under the Wind Challenger project on vessels capable of

Tellurian names new CEO, adds to board

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

US LNG export project developer, Tellurian has appointed a new president and CEO, and added to its board of directors. The company said on Monday, it has appointed Octávio Simões as president and CEO, while Jonathan Gross and Jean Abiteboul have been named independent board members. Octávio Simões (Courtesy of

Australia: Victoria sets massive budget for offshore wind, green hydrogen

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

The government of Australia’s state of Victoria is pouring the first AUD 108 million (around € 67 million) from its clean energy 2020/21 budget into the first steps toward bringing new renewable energy and hydrogen projects, such as the country’s first offshore wind farm, to realisation. The funds will support

Fifty shades of collaboration in time of energy transition

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

There is little doubt that the past few years have witnessed the rise of energy-related collaborations to an extent never seen before. This is because cross-industry collaborations seem to be crucial for companies to ride the energy transition train which is indeed moving very fast. The current energy transition can

Cheniere-chartered GasLog Galveston completes sea trials

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Greece-based LNG shipper GasLog has reached a new milestone with its newbuild carrier, Gaslog Galveston. Courtesy of GasLog The vessel, with Hull Number 2301, built at the South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries yard, has wrapped up sea trials during the past week. GasLog Galveston, capable of transporting up to 174,000

Wärtsilä bags tech order for Finnline’s hybrid ferries duo

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its technologies for two Finnlines ferries being built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) in China. Courtesy of Finnlines The two Superstar vessels will operate between Finland and Sweden across the Baltic Sea. They will feature Wärtsilä 46F main engines,

Gazprom to resume Nord Stream 2 pipe-laying before year-end

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Gas giant Gazprom has decided to resume pipe-laying work before the end of 2020 on a 2.6-kilometre part of the stalled Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. According to a Reuters article, Nord Stream 2 AG, a subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom and operator of the Nord Stream

CMA CGM’s third LNG-powered giant delivered

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

CMA CGM’s third ultra-large LNG-powered containership Palais Royal left the Jiangnan shipyard on Changxing Island. Courtesy of CMA CGM The company noted in a brief statement through its social media channels that it is the eighth vessel in its planned 26-strong LNG-powered fleet. In its statement, Hudong-Zhonghua, a unit of

CSL cuts steel for ASKO’s two autonomous, electric ferries

30 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

The largest commercial shipbuilder in India Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) Kochi has hosted a plate cutting ceremony for two autonomous electric ferries being built for Norway-based ASKO Maritime AS. Plate cutting ceremony; Image by Cochin Shipyard TorbjØrn Johannson, Chairman of the board for ASKO & ASKO MARITIME, cut the first steel

World’s 1st zero-emission container vessel, Yara Birkeland, delivered

27 Nov No Comments gregsamuel_e5x9azx4 LNG World News

Yara Birkeland; Image courtesy: Vard The long-awaited zero-emission container vessel Yara Birkeland has been delivered to its owner Yara International, Norway-based shipbuilder Vard informed. Upon delivery, the vessel is scheduled to undergo testing for container loading and stability, before it sets sail to a port and test area in Horten

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