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...]

MARAD Has $900,000 Available for LNG Conversion Project

The U.S. Maritime Administration says it has $900,000 in federal funding available to support the conversion of existing U.S. flag vessels to liquified natural gas propulsion. The administration says it is accepting proposals from U.S. ship owners, operators and public sponsors through May 7, 2015. Recipients of the funding will help drive research and assess the public … [Read more...]

TOTE Secures Wärtsilä Technology For Orca LNG Conversions

Jones Act-shipper Totem Ocean Trailer Express, a subsidiary of TOTE, Inc., has selected Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä to provide the LNG propulsion package for the previously announced conversion of two diesel-electric cargo ships to run on liquefied natural gas. In January 2013, TOTEM Ocean revealed its plans for the LNG conversion of the company's two Orca-Class … [Read more...]