MAN Hired for World’s First Megaship Conversion to LNG Fuel

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of a 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel LNG operation. The container vessel MV SAJIR is owned by Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world's leading liner shipping companies, and normally serves a route from Asia to northern Europe via the Suez canal. The pilot project will entail the conversion of an existing, … [Read more...]

Europe’s First LNG Dual-Fuel Conversion Dredger Launched at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque

Europe’s first conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO is close to completion at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque, the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. Damen is ready to deliver a turnkey package that included engineering, procurement and support for the conversion of Dragages-Ports’ Samuel de Champlain 19 months after the … [Read more...]

Hapag-Lloyd to Convert 15,000 TEU Containership to LNG Fuel

Hapag-Lloyd announced Tuesday it will retrofit its 15,000 TEU ship Sajir to cleaner burning LNG fuel, becoming the first in the world to convert a ship of this size to LNG power. The German shipping line said it hopes the pilot project will pave the way for converting large ships to liquefied natural, helping to eliminate 15 to 30 percent of CO2 emissions compared to … [Read more...]

Dredger ‘Samuel de Champlain’ to Become First in Europe to Be Converted to Dual-Fuel LNG

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract for the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel combining clean-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine gas oil (MPG). This will be the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. It is part of an EU-supported initiative to promote LNG propulsion in short-sea vessels operating along the European … [Read more...]

TOTE Picks Keppel for Orca-class LNG Conversions

  Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean), part of U.S. domestic carrier TOTE Maritime, has finally selected a shipyard and revealed new details about the conversion of its first Orca-class roll-on/roll-off cargo ship to dual fuel liquified natural gas (LNG) propulsion. Totem Ocean announced Wednesday that it has signed a contract with Singapore's Keppel … [Read more...]