Teekay Orders Another Pair of LNG Carriers, Adds Options

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) has announced that it has exercised two of its three existing options with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., (DSME) two build another two 173,400 cubic meter liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs). This order adds to their original order for two LNGCs placed in December 2012. These vessels are expected to be … [Read more...]

Horizon Lines to Install Modern Dual Fuel Engines on Pair of Cargo Ships

Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) officially announced plans to convert the power plants on two of its steam turbine cargo vessels to dual fuel engines capable of burning conventional liquid fuels or liquefied natural gas (LNG). “We are viewing this as the first step in a repowering initiative for Horizon Lines vessels serving in the Hawaii and Puerto Rico trade … [Read more...]

“Wrinkly” Hull Coating May Improve Shipping Efficiency

Ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch. Researchers have developed a new material that can be applied like a paint to a ship’s hull and has the ability to wrinkle in order to dislodge bacteria. Lab results suggest a potential to prevent marine biofouling and so improve ship energy … [Read more...]

Teekay to Build Pair of LNG Carriers, Chooses 2-Stroke Dual Fuel Engines

MAN Diesel & Turbo announced today that Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE: TGP) has chosen their ME-GI dual-fuel, two-stroke, gas-injection engines for a pair of 173,400 cubic metre LNG carriers to be built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.  Teekay has the option to build a third ship, all of which will have two, 5G70ME-GI engines installed. Peter … [Read more...]

Greek Shipowners Order MAN Dual-Fuel Engines for LNG Carrier Newbuilds

Athens-based ship owners, Alpha Tankers and Freighters International, have chosen MAN Diesel and Turbo dual-fuel engines for two 160,000 m³ LNG carriers currently under construction at STX Offshore and Shipbuilding. The configuration for the new order covers 2 × 9L51/60DF + 2 × 8L51/60DF engines, a total of 34 MW installed power per vessel and are the first such order for … [Read more...]