LNG News

Gas Carriers (LNG/LPG/Ethylene) is the fastest expanding shipping segment at the moment. At least a lot of companies is betting it will be in the future,

Knutsen OAS take delivery of a new LNG Carrier:
https://www.offshore-energy.biz/knutsen-takes-delivery-of-lng-newbuild/#:~:text=Norwegian%20shipping%20company%20Knutsen%20has,newbuild%20LNG%20carrier%20Traiano%20Knutsen.&text=To%20remind%2C%20Knutsen%20signed%20a,Corpus%20Christi%20project%20in%20Texas.
She will be on long term charter to Enel Corp. to carry US LNG to world markets.

COSCO has ordered three LNG Carriers from a Chinese yard:


Whether these will show up in Corpus Christi as well is not mentioned.

More icebreaking LNG carriers are required by Russia for the expansion of Yamal LNG production. S.Korean yards are hoping to win these orders:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/dsme-and-shic-looking-to-win-icebreaking-lng-carrier-orders-from-russia/

LNG shipping is looking at bouncing back after the pandemic:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/momentum-in-lng-shipping-will-build-post-pandemic-says-industry-head/

Petrobras is looking at floating production of LNG for the pre-salt fields:


Lot of shipyards are ready to fight for the conversion contracts.

BW takes delivery of a new ME-GI LNG carrier:


And GTT gets order for membrane containment system for 7 icebreaking LNG Carrier to be built at a Russian yard for a Russian company:

A WCUS loading point for LNG has been approved:
https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/US-Approves-Oregon-LNG-Project-That-Could-Boost-Supply-To-Asia.html#:~:text=U.S.%20Approves%20Oregon%20LNG%20Project%20That%20Could%20Boost%20Supply%20To%20Asia,-By%20Tsvetana%20Paraskova&text=The%20U.S.%20Department%20of%20Energy,-growing%20import%20market%2C%20Asia.

That will help Asian countries to secure their energy supply from friendly sources. (Especially China??)

The first large Container ship conversion to LNG as fuel is under way in China:
https://www.offshore-energy.biz/work-starts-on-worlds-1st-large-containership-lng-conversion/#:~:text=China’s%20Huarun%20Dadong%20yard%20has,the%20world’s%20first%20such%20conversion.

The LNG tanks that is going into the largest LNG Bunkering vessel under constriction in the US has left Shanghai and is on the way to the Great Lakes on board a BBC HLV:
https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/lng-fuel-tanks-built-for-largest-us-lng-bunker-vessel-60899#:~:text=Being%20shipped%20by%20BBC%20Chartering,Shipbuilding%20(FBS)%20in%20Wisconsin.

Definitely “bent plates”. Will this be another America’s Finest debacle?
Or maybe not, since the LNG tanks are not part of the vessel’s main structure (??)

The story of the America’s Finest, if anybody has forgotten:

Could the LNG fleet double during this decade?:
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/LNG-Powered-Shipping-Fleet-Could-Double-This-Decade.html#:~:text=Now%2C%20an%20LNG%20industry%20insider,over%20the%20next%20ten%20years.&text=But%20by%202030%2C%20the%20number,Petronas%2C%20Malaysia’s%20state%20energy%20company.

The FSRU “LNG Croatia” (ex Golar Viking) is on her way from the conversion yard in China to her “final resting place” in Croatia:

The first large container ship to be converted to LNG as fuel is getting closed to completion with this milestone:


The first newbuilt LNG powered Ultra large container ship has been delivered and entered service:

https://www.lngglobal.com/pavilion-energy-and-gasum-agree-to-develop-global-lng-bunker-supply-network

The fire at Melkøya will keep Equinor’s share of the European LNG market low for the next few months:


Will that help US producers breaking in to the European market?

Too bad the full article is behind paywall.

BW LNG reported a ’strike steel ceremony’ was held at Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard, marking a milestone for El Salvador’s first LNG-to-power project:


Will the LNG be shipped from ShellBrunei??(Since the Prelude doesn’t function)

The first LNG Bunkering vessels for Malaysian waters has been delivered:

LNG tankers are in demand at the moment.
DSME secure orders for 6 more LNG carriers:


The a waiting for more order from Russia and at least some of the 16 ships expected to be ordered by Total.

Meanwhile TMS Cardiff take deliver of the last in a series of 6 LNG carriers from HHI:

Six second-generation Arc7 LNGCs confirmed contracted to DSME:

Compared to Christophe de Margerie series, the new whips will feature more power (51 MW instead of 45 MW) and a new icebreaking hull form.

Four newbuilt Aframax tanker to be LNG powered:


Oil major Total to be charterer.

The contracting of 21 ARC-7 LNG Carriers for NOVTEK’s Arctic LNG 2 project has been completed:

The last ordered LNG Carriers will have a brand new hull form to be able to travers the NSR to Asia all year round without icebreaker assistance:


Finnish design of course

Finland is popular in LNG News today.
An agreement has been reached between a Singapore and Finnish company to cooperate on LNG bunkering:

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