This topic consists of the following sessions:
LNG & Gas as a Marine Fuel
LNG & Gas as a Road Fuel
The paper will focus on the following issues:
1. Navigation risk assessment of LNG bunkering vessels in port area
2. Availability of LNG bunkering standards. China MSA is developing regulations on navigation of LNG bunkering vessels and ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation.
3 Feasibility and economy of LNG bunkering vessel logistics chain
The LNG price, the distance from the home station to the site of bunkering operations and other factors.
4. Safety area assessment for simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) of LNG bunkering and container loading/unloading
The safety area for SIMOPS is proposed based on the three-dimensional CFD quantitative risk assessment tool.
The International Maritime Organization has recently implemented the IGF Code as a major international standard setting the bar for safety of shipboard fuel systems using LNG and other alternative low-flashpoint fuels. The U.S. Coast Guard’s recently-updated policy letter on design of U.S.-Flag commercial LNG-fueled vessels provides a useful “case study” for discussing key considerations a Flag State must evaluate in implementing the IGF Code. This presentation explores key provisions of the IGF Code from the perspective of the United States as a Flag Administration, and how they address the unique safety risks posed by using LNG as a shipboard fuel.
New shuttle tanker concept developed by TEEKAY in close cooperation with Wärtsilä with use of high quality equipment and systems in new and innovative ways. VOC recovery plant is installed to avoid harmful CO2 emission from cargo tanks resulting in yearly reduction of 42% of CO2eq. or equal to 22 000 petrol cars. With LNG as primary fuel, VOC will be mixed with LNG and used as valuable fuel for the engines. New concept represents an absolute game-changer by enabling shuttle tanker to utilize its own waste gas rather than releasing it to atmosphere.