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Australia: McGowan Government advancing to establish LNG bunkering hub in Pilbara

“The Pilbara is already globally renowned as an LNG production powerhouse, and my Government is taking steps to turn it into an LNG fuelling hub,” said Premier McGowan.

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The Australian McGowan Government on Saturday (9 May) stated it is leading a push to establish a liquid natural gas (LNG) fuelling hub for bulk vessels in the Pilbara, potentially creating more than 100 local jobs and supporting global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. 

International Maritime Organisation regulations require trading vessels to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and the international shipping industry is turning to LNG as a transition fuel as it works towards clean hydrogen and other carbon-free fuels, it said in an official release. 

Building on the Pilbara's strength as a global LNG production hub, the McGowan Government will offer a 50 % discount in port dues to bulk vessels bunkering with LNG at Pilbara ports - saving each vessel around AUD 20,000 (USD 13,108).

The discount comes into effect on 1 July, 2020 and will remain in place for five years. If taken up, the discounts could be worth up to AUD 5.3 million (USD 3.5 million) by 2025.

 The Pilbara LNG Bunkering Hub could create up to 125 jobs in the Pilbara, including skilled mariners and support administration, it added.

Transitioning iron ore exports shipped from the Pilbara from heavy fuel oil vessels to LNG fuelled vessels could reduce carbon emissions by up to six million tonnes per annum. 

To help kick-start the shift to LNG fuelling in the Pilbara, the Pilbara Ports Authority has executed Australia's first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services licenses to Woodside Energy at Port Hedland and Dampier. 

The McGowan Government said it is also driving opportunities in green hydrogen in the Pilbara through the WA Renewable Hydrogen Strategy, creating future opportunities for carbon-free fuel in the region. 

"The Pilbara is already globally renowned as an LNG production powerhouse, and my Government is taking steps to turn the Pilbara into an international LNG fuelling hub,” said Premier Mark McGowan

"A Pilbara LNG Bunkering Hub could create more than 100 long-term jobs in the Pilbara, while supporting global efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the shipping industry."

"Major resources companies have already tendered for LNG-fuelled bulk vessels to carry iron ore from the Pilbara, and are beginning negotiations about where to bunker those ships,” added Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan.

"We've moved quickly to capitalise on this opportunity before our competitors in South East Asia claim the mantle.

"Importantly, a Pilbara LNG Bunkering Hub provides the platform for Western Australia to become the region's major renewable hydrogen producer and fuelling stop - driving down carbon emissions from shipping and creating a whole new industry for the Pilbara."  

"The McGowan Government is taking innovative and bold steps to create new, long-term local jobs in the Pilbara,” commented Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel.

"An LNG bunkering hub in the Pilbara will help to bring down greenhouse gas emissions on the Burrup and make the Pilbara a world-leader in clean fuel for the shipping industry."


Photo credit: Pilbara Ports Authority
Published: 11 May, 2020

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China: River-sea LNG bunkering vessel named and delivered in Shanghai

The 14,000 cubic metre ship, “Huaihe Nengyuan Qihang”, was independently developed, designed and built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) for Huaihe Energy Holding Group.

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China: River-sea LNG bunkering vessel named and delivered in Shanghai

China’s river-to-sea LNG bunkering vessel, which was built locally, was named and delivered in Shanghai on Monday (19 July), according to the Shanghai Association of Shipbuilding Industry (SASIC). 

The 14,000 cubic metre (cbm) ship, Huaihe Nengyuan Qihang, was independently developed, designed and built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd for Huaihe Energy Holding Group as part of China’s "Gasification of the Yangtze River” project.

The ship is capable of travelling through the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge all year round and has been dubbed a “Customised Yangtze River” LNG refuelling and transportation ship.

The ship is equipped with the B-type LNG containment system independently developed by Hudong-Zhonghua and authorised by a national patent.

According to SASIC, this was the first time such a system has been applied to a domestic LNG  refuelling and transportation ship, marking a major breakthrough in the B-type LNG containment system developed by China with independent intellectual property rights.

Related: China’s first river-sea LNG bunkering ship completes inaugural bunkering operation

Disclaimer: The above article published by Manifold Times was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. While considerable efforts have been taken to verify its accuracy through a professional translator and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, completeness and reliability of any information.

 

Photo credit: Shanghai Shipbuilding Industry Association
Published: 25 July 2024

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Singapore: EPS takes delivery of LNG dual-fuel bulker “Mount Ossa”

Firm said said the last vessel in its series of six 210,000 dwt DF LNG Newcastlemaxes chartered to Rio Tinto, was successfully delivered by New Times Shipbuilding.

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Singapore: EPS takes delivery of LNG dual-fuel bulker “Mount Ossa”

Singapore-based shipping firm Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) on Wednesday (24 July) said the last vessel in its series of six 210,000 dwt dual-fuel LNG Newcastlemaxes chartered to Rio Tinto, was successfully delivered.

The delivery of Mount Ossa marked the 21st vessel being delivered by New Times Shipbuilding to EPS.

“Despite global challenges, Rio Tinto and EPS have shown unparalleled resilience and a strong commitment to decarbonize shipping,” it said in a social media post.

“Over the past three years, these LNG-powered vessels have proven to be a sustainable choice, emitting 30% less than their conventional counterparts. We have successfully completed over 200 LNG bunkering operations, significantly reducing emissions across our fleet.”

“We celebrate our strong partnership with New Times Shipbuilding on this 21st milestone delivery to the EPS fleet, grateful to have 43 world-class vessels built and delivered, including those on order from New Times, which means we are only halfway through our esteemed collaboration.”

 

Photo credit: Eastern Pacific Shipping
Published: 25 July 2024

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Port Canaveral achieves first double LNG bunkering ops in North America

“Clean Canaveral” and “Clean Everglades” provided LNG bunker fuel to cruise ships “Disney Wish” and Royal Caribbean’s “Utopia of the Seas” respectively.

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Port Canaveral achieves first double LNG bunkering ops in North America

Two ATB tug-barges provided ship-to-ship LNG bunkering of two LNG-powered homeported cruise ships at Port Canaveral, a first for in North America, according to Canaveral Port Authority on Tuesday (23 July).

The sister vessels Clean Canaveral and Clean Everglades provided LNG bunker fuel to Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wish and Royal Caribbean's Utopia of the Seas respectively while each vessel was alongside their cruise terminals.

In a social media post, Canaveral Port Authority said JAX LNG, a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and Seaside LNG, was the fuel supplier.

“Port Canaveral made history in early 2021 as America's first cruise port capable of handling cleaner burning LNG fuel operations for cruise ships with the LNG bunkering for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras,” the port authority said. 

 

Photo credit: Canaveral Port Authority
Published: 25 July 2024

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