HPP Insight for February 12, 2015: Harvey Gulf Makes Maritime History, More LNG Barge Orders

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News Brief – February 12, 2015
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Harvey Energy Gets Its First LNG Fuel
Harvey Gulf International Marine and partners carried out the first LNG bunkering of Harvey Energy, a brand new offshore supply vessel that is the first-ever U.S.-flag ship built to operate primarily on LNG. Also making history: the third of the Harvey Gulf series for Shell, Harvey Power, was launched earlier in the week.

New Bunker Barges for the U.S. Europe
Executives of two shipping companies advise that they’ll soon make final decisions and place orders for liquefied natural gas bunker vessels. An LNG barge – two? – in the U.S. would be the first on this side of the Atlantic. A new LNG bunker vessel in Europe, while not the first to be ordered, would nonetheless be the first of its type.

Skaugen-Norgas Ready to Deliver LNG
Norway’s I.M. Skaugen and its operating unit Norgas stand ready to support growing use of liquefied natural gas, in Europe and elsewhere. The firm claims the world’s largest small-scale LNG fleet – half a dozen modern vessels that can move LNG or bunker it – and has operations as far flung as Singapore, with an arm in Houston.

INEA/Ten-T Funding for Marine LNG
INEA, the European Union’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, has made new awards to help establish commercial use of liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel – primarily for marine, but also for rail and road. The latest of the so-called Ten-T awards support projects at the German seaport of Bremen, at Denmark’s port of Hirtshals, in the Greek archipelago and the broader eastern Mediterranean, and at a trio of ports serving the English Channel.

Wärtsilä 20DFs for Shell LNG Bunker Vessel
Wärtsilä will supply three 8-cylinder 20DF dual fuel engines to power a new liquefied natural gas bunker vessel on order for Shell. The engine order was placed in December, Wärtsilä said Monday.

Wärtsilä 34DF for Indonesia CNG Carrier
The world’s first-ever carrier vessel for compressed natural gas is to be powered by an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion system, ‘chosen for its energy efficiency and environmental sustainability,’Wärtsilä said.

Applied LNG Gets Money for Texas Plant
Applied LNG said last week that it’s closed on a $22.5 million senior secured loan provided by Texas Capital Bank, paving the way for the firm’s new liquefied natural gas plant in Midlothian, Texas.

Matson Details Its LNG Needs at BPC Meet
Matson and others aired their views on LNG as a marine fuel at an Expert Briefing hosted by the (San Francisco) Bay Planning Coalition last week in Oakland. The Port of Oakland, I-5 Clean Fuels and the U.S. Coast Guard participated.

HHP Summit 2015: Call for Abstracts
Interested in speaking at HHP Summit 2015? Taking place October 26-29 in Dallas, Texas, HHP Summit’s four-day program will showcase the key fueling solutions, engines, equipment, technology, and policies driving the advancement of natural gas as a diesel displacement for marine, mining, E&P, locomotive, and off-pipeline power generation applications. The deadline to submit abstracts is June 3.
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