BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry



« News Home
:: Monthly Archive

News Topics
:: Air Pollution
:: Agreements & M&A's
:: Alternative Fuels
:: BunkerBlog
:: Cargoes & Storage
:: Company News
:: Efficiency, Costs & Charges
:: Environment
:: Events
:: Financial
:: Fuel Quality & Testing
:: Lubes & Additives
:: Oil Spills
:: People
:: Port News
:: Projects
:: Regulation, Legal
:: Services, Products,Technology
:: Statistics & Research
:: Vessels

Regional Archive
:: Americas
:: Asia/Oceania
:: Europe
:: M.East/Africa


BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry
Home » News



LNG bunker tanker design at Nor-Shipping

Swedish firm presents design for bunker tanker that delivers liquefied natural gas.





Updated on 11 Jun 2009 09:51 GMT

Swedish ship design firm FKAB Marine Design has this week presented a newly-developed design for a bunker tanker that delivers liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ships as marine fuel.

The LNG bunker tanker design, named L1, has been introduced at this week's Nor-Shipping 2009 trade fair in Oslo.

FKAB said the design has been developed as a result of the company's quest to create sustainable solutions for ships without renouncing the commercial aspects of shipping.

It follows two years of research where FKAB has identified natural gas in liquefied form (LNG) as a realistic alternative to conventional fuels on ships. It has closely monitored the development and spent significant resources in evaluating the pros and cons for different types of vessels.

As a result of FKAB's efforts to evaluate potential LNG solutions, the company presented its FESC (FKAB Environmental Ship Concept) at the RoRo2008 in Gothenburg.

FESC is based on its R13-design and highlights the potential benefits of alternative fuels and emission abatement technologies on ships. Within this concept one of the main topics was the implementation of a LNG propulsion system.

Since the launch of FESC, FKAB has continuously kept up the development and focus on gas-propelled solutions through a number of customer-commissioned projects whilst simultaneously spending in-house resources on research and development.

Areas on which FKAB has focused its attention are:

*Rules and regulations, both present and approaching changes

*Both available, as well as upcoming, engine-options and techniques

*Tank-technologies and handling of fuel

*Ventilation

*Misc safety-aspects on the use of gas on ships

*Fuel-logistics and availability, regionally as well as locally

*Price

*Fuel-economy

FKAB has reportedly been working on the current L1 bunker vessel design for around a month for a client in North Europe.

Personnel from FKAB will be present at Nor-Shipping's stand number A1-07k as a part of the SMTF project Green Shipping.

For further information please find contact details for FKAB below:

Telephone: +46 522 981 00
Fax: +46 522 168 76
Email: info@fkab.se
Website: www.fkab.se






Related Links:

Shipyard to build LNG-powered ships
MOL tests LNG-fueled power system
Norway
Sweden

Latest News:

VPS issues flash point distillate alert for New York
Viking Line's bunker costs rise 3.6% in H1
Global Risk Management hires former Geos trader
Maersk profitability 'significantly impacted' by higher bunker costs
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Coming up: oil rig count, US production data and meeting between US and China
Done in a month: Mercuria takes 30% stake in Aegean as refinancing transaction is agreed
Higher bunker prices add EUR 4.1m to operating costs: Containerships Plc
Torm to install scrubbers on 14 ships in new initiative
Earnings growth dampened by lag in recovery of higher bunker costs: DFDS
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Brent closed at around four-month low yesterday




Page Links:

Prices
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
South Europe
Index Summary
Price Highlights
Commentaries
Futures
Prices
Antwerp
Busan
Cape Town
Fujairah
Houston
Istanbul
Kaohsiung
Las Palmas
Maracaibo
New Orleans
Piraeus
Rio de Janeiro
Rotterdam
Santos
Singapore
News
Latest News
Blogs
Archive
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
News
Air Pollution
Agreements & M&A's
Alternative Fuels
Cargoes & Storage
Efficiency, Costs & Charges
Environment
Events
Financial
Fuel Quality
Lubes & Additives
Oil Spills
People
Port News
Projects
Regulation/Legal
Services, Products, Technology
Statistics & Research
Vessels
Contact & Terms
Contact Us
Advertise
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Events
Upcoming Events