LNG Russian Railways GTh1-002 main gas turbine locomotive enters
JSC Russian Railways an alternative to expensive diesel fuel
JSC «Russian Railways» and CJSC Sinara Group signed an agreement on production and delivery for operation on the Sverdlovsk railways route.
21 June 2012 mainline gas-turbine locomotives GT1h
10 February 2017
begin regular operation on the Egorshino–Alapayevsk–Serov-Sortirovochny route.
Trials on a non-electrified test route north of Sverdlovsk mainline, plans to start operating such vehicles.
A LNG complex was built near Yekaterinburg with a special station for fuelling rolling stock.
<< GT1h-002 (Credit: Sinara Group)
The first GT1h-001 main gas turbine has been operating on Sverdlovsk Railways at the Egorshino locomotive depot since 2013. The second, improved model, GT1h-002, was also tested there.Russian Railways GTh1 Main Gas Turbine Locomotive enters service
The GT1h-002 main gas turbine locomotive, which runs on liquefied natural gas (LNG), will begin regular operation on the Egorshino– Alapayevsk– Serov- Sortirovochny route. Trials will now be carried out on a non-electrified test route north of the Sverdlovsk mainline, where there are plans to start operating such vehicles.
Sverdlovsk Railway’s has the necessary infrastructure
a LNG complex was built near Yekaterinburg with a special station for fuelling rolling stock.
GTh1-002 Main Gas Turbine Locomotive drove train weighing 9,000 tons
The locomotive has been designed to drive trains with increased weight and length. In May 2016, during a test run, the GTh1-002 drove a train weighing 9,000 tons on the 700km Surgut–Voinovka route without the need to refuel en route.
Sverdlovsk Railway’s has the necessary infrastructure to operate the GT1h-002 including, extensive non-electrified sections of different profiles suitable for gas turbine locomotives. Furthermore, a LNG complex was built near Yekaterinburg with a special station for fuelling rolling stock.
The introduction forms part of the Energy Strategy for JSC Russian Railways and is an alternative to expensive diesel fuel. The move will also help to reduce harmful emissions by rail freight transportation.
Passenger LNG trial starts in Spain10 Jan 2018
To enable a direct comparison between LNG and diesel, one of the two diesel engines powering a 1 000 mm gauge two-car Class 2600 DMU has been replaced with an LNG engine. The modified DMU is operating over a 20 km section of the former FEVE network between Trubia, Baíña and Figaredo in the Asturias region of northern Spain.
Compared with diesel, LNG is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30% and of CO by up to 90%. Emissions of SO2 could be reduced by up to 99% and of particulates by 90%. As a cheaper fuel, LNG could also reduce operating costs and provide an alternative to electrification.
Should the trials prove successful, LNG traction could be introduced throughout Route C8f running from Baíña to Collanzo
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every virtue. -- St Catherine of Siena
LNG powered trailing
suction hopper dredger TSHD
The launch ceremony of DEME’s 3,500m3 LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) MINERVA took place on 3 December at Royal IHC's shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
"The launch of this vessel is an important milestone for the dredging industry,” says IHC's Executive Director Shipbuilding, Arjan Klijnsoon. “IHC had already started to investigate the integration of LNG into dredging vessels in 2012, enabling us to understand the challenges of this green solution. This gave us a solid basis to work from when DEME started its tender process, and helped us to materialise DEME’s preliminary design for two LNG-powered TSHDs. We are proud to have made a huge step forward in dredger design and to be able to limit the environmental impact of DEME’s vessels. We want to thank DEME for their close cooperation and for giving us the opportunity to build the world’s first LNG-powered hopper dredger.”
DEME Names Second LNG fueled
By Aiswarya Lakshmi October 2, 2017
The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River was officially named at the DEME head office in Zwijndrecht, Belgium. The dredger was named by Veerle Hegge, the wife of Bart De Wever, Mayor of Antwerp.
The 8,400 m³ Scheldt River is the second dredger in the DEME fleet equipped with dual fuel engines. The highly innovative vessel can operate in LNG mode, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, almost eliminating sulphur, NOx and particle emissions. LNG is intrinsically clean and there is no need for exhaust gas cleaning systems.
Korea to Build
World's Largest LNG Fueled Ship In
an effort to go green amid looming strict
emission rules, South Korea will launch a
pilot program to build the world's largest vessel
powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
said it will join forces with local shipyards,
builders and state institutes to develop a class
of 180,000-ton LNG-propelled vessels.
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one of the new LNG carriers, during sea trials in South Korea.
Photo: Chevron Corporation The government launched a task force in January made up of local companies to develop the emerging marine transport sector to comply with the International Maritime Organization's sulfur cap on bunkers, set to be enforced in 2020.
conversion project 1036-teu feeder container
Dual-Fuel TGE Marine Engineering, provided
tank and LNG components
Completes First Commercial LNG Bunkering JV Keppel and Shell Eastern Petroleum
Singapore FueLNG Completes First Commercial LNG Bunkering JV Keppel and Shell Eastern Petroleum
By Aiswarya Lakshmi September 25, 2017
FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd (Shell), has achieved the first commercial Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker transfer in Singapore by completing truck-to-ship bunkering for the Floating Liquefaction (FLNG) vessel, Hilli Episeyo.
FueLNG has also secured contracts from Keppel Smit Towage and Maju Maritime to provide LNG bunkering services for two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs. These contracts will commence in 2018 when construction of the tugs is completed.
According to DNV GL, the use of LNG completely removes SOx and particulates, and reduces NOx and carbon dioxide emissions by 85 percent and at least 20 percent respectively.
As of March 20172, there are 102 LNG-fuelled ships in operation and 108 on order.
Carrier Sets Northern Sea Route Record
The four-stroke Wärtsilä 50DF engines, which run on LNG and light or heavy fuel oils, deliver a total power output of 64.35MW
On August 17, 2017, the Sovcomflot-owned icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Christophe de Margerie completed her first commercial voyage, transporting LNG through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Norway to South Korea. During this voyage, the vessel set a new time record for an NSR transit of 6 days 12 hours and 15 minutes. Moreover, Christophe de Margerie has also become the world’s first merchant vessel to travel the full length of the NSR without any icebreaker escort. During her record-setting voyage, the LNG carrier covered 2,193 nautical miles (4,060 km) from Cape Zhelaniya of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago to Cape Dezhnev at Chukotka, Russia’s easternmost continental point. The vessel again proved her ability to operate in harsh, high-latitude environments.
Her average speed during the passage exceeded 14 knots, despite the fact that in some areas she had to sail through ice fields 1.2 meters thick.
Help Funding Seeds Haitian
Inc. and New
Delhi’s CLH Gaseous
more on order
Ships General Dynamics
for Gas Fueled
to New AIDA Ships
for LNG ready ECO
Canada First Dual Fuel Vessel July 18, 2016
Two Locomotive Units Converted with CLH Are in Service,
Two More Engine Kits Have Been Prepared and Delivered
Japan's First LNG-fueled Tugboat
natural gas use
Railjournal.com Tuesday, June 21, 2016
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD), Gazprom, Transmashholding (TMH) and Sinara signed an agreement on June 17 at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum aimed at increasing the use of natural gas as a fuel for rail transport.
Two types of natural-gas locomotives are to be developed. Sinara will build a fleet of GT1h mainline locomotives for use on non-electrified lines in Siberia and the far north of Russia. Sinara is currently certifying a GT1h test gas-turbine locomotive and has prepared a production site for series production. During tests the locomotive hauled a 9000-tonne train for 700km without refuelling.
TMH has built an 880kW type TEM19 liquefied-natural-gas shunting locomotive, which is being tested by Sverdlovsk Railway, and plans to move to series production. The agreement was signed by RZD president Mr Oleg Belozerov, Gazprom chairman Mr Alexei Miller, TMH president Mr Andrei Bokarev, and Sinara chairman Mr Dmitry Pumpyanskiy.
The four organisations intend to synchronise the expansion of natural gas facilities which include fueling points for locomotives, a distribution network and maintenance of natural gas equipment. RZD and Gazprom will agree the best locations for natural gas infrastructure, and RZD will start in the Korotchaevo - Surgut - Voinovka area to enable the operation of 9000-tonne freight trains hauled by natural gas locomotives.
RZD says the benefit of using natural gas is that it is possible to build a high-power locomotive of up to 8.3MW within a relatively small low-weight unit, which can reach 100km/h under maximum design load, compared with other types of gas-turbine locomotives.
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