• 2017 December 8 07:11

    ME-GI/ME-LGI dual-fuel engines hit 100,000 operating hours

    MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that its low-speed ME-GI (-Gas Injection) and ME-LGI (-Liquid Gas Injection) dual-fuel engines have registered a cumulative total of 100,000 operating hours.

    Teekay Gas, a daughter company of the Teekay Corporation, is the shipowner that has ordered the largest number of ME-GI engines, and currently has a total of eight such units aboard four of its vessels, with further ME-GI orders imminent.

    The Teekay ME-GI engines have operated 80% of the time on LNG.

    Teekay was an early adopter of the ME-GI concept and originally began looking into dual-fuel technology through its Vancouver-based strategic development department in November 2012.

    Graham Cattley – Technical Manager, Projects, Teekay Gas – attended the annual ME-GI operators’ forum, hosted in November 2017 by MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Low Speed Business Unit in Copenhagen, and spoke about the engine. He said: “The biggest benefit really is the economics of the vessel; it’s got a very low fuel consumption compared to rival propulsion designs and it also meets emissions regulations when we’re burning gas as well as fuel oil. With the ME-GI, we also avoid the problem of methane slip, so we are very well placed for any future emission regulations.”

    Teekay’s experience has been that the ME-GI operates just as well on gas as it does on fuel oil and the company hasn’t encountered any major differences between the fuels when in heavy weather, nor experienced any issues with different gas qualities, combustion, or knocking.

    Teekay recently entered into a long-term EMC (Engine Management Concept) agreement with MAN PrimeServ – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division – that covers the maintenance of the ME-GI engines aboard the ‘Oak Spirit’, ‘Creole Spirit’ and ‘Torben Spirit’, sisters from Teekay’s 173,400-m3 LNG carrier series. The agreement covers the provision of spare-parts, maintenance management and the servicing of each vessel’s 2 × 5G70ME-GI (-Gas Injection) dual-fuel main engines.
     
    MAN Diesel & Turbo’s successful ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine, with over 200 engines ordered, has set a new industrial standard for two-stroke propulsion engines aboard LNG carriers and container vessels. The ME-GI engine provides ship-owners and operators with a peerless solution within environmentally friendly and high-efficiency, two-stroke technology.

    With the ME-GI engine, two-stroke development has taken a step further by combining the unique properties of multi-fuel combustion and the well-known reliability of Man Diesel & Turbo’s ME-engine. The Diesel principle provides the ME-GI engine with high operational stability and efficiency, including during load changes and fuel change-over, while defining properties such as a stable change-over from fuel to gas with no fuel-penalties are maintained. The negligible methane slip of the ME-GI engine makes it the most environmentally friendly, two-stroke technology available.

    MAN Diesel & Turbo announced the development of a new MAN B&W ME-LGI dual-fuel engine in 2013. The engine expands the company’s dual-fuel portfolio, enabling the use of more sustainable fuels such as methanol, ethanol and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The ability of the ME-LGI engine to run on sulphur-free fuels offers great potential.

    About Teekay Gas

    The Teekay Corporation was founded in 1973 and grew from a tanker operator to an operational leader and successful vessel owner in the conventional shipping market. The group has since expanded across new segments including gas and offshore and created four publicly traded companies.

    Teekay Gas entered the LNG shipping market in 2004 and, today, offers a variety of LNG solutions including floating storage units (FSU). Teekay Gas now has ownership interests in 80+ vessels, with one of the world’s largest LNG and LPG fleets.




2018 April 26

18:35 British Ports Association elects Alec Don as new Chairman
18:05 AIDA launches 2018 cruise season in Rostock
17:35 Cruise season begins in Stockholm
17:05 Royal IHC delivers 4000 tonnes crane vessel GULLIVER to Scaldis
16:49 Tallink launches virtual customer services assistant Nemo
16:34 IMO meeting in July to continue 2020 preparations
16:05 Aker Solutions upgrades Aberdeen site to target growing subsea services market
15:50 Cruise season in Tallinn starts on April 26 with this year’s first cruise vessel Viking Sea calling the Old City Harbour
15:35 New report of Intrernational Transport Forum assesses Japan’s ambition to become an international bunkering hub for LNG
15:34 MEPC 72: ISO confirms plans to develop interim guidance for 0.50%S bunker fuel
15:33 Hamburg newly elected Board Member for Cruise Europe Association
15:19 50 percent Co2 cut by 2050 – governments must acknowledge enormity of what IMO has agreed - ICS
14:49 IMO takes first step toward Arctic HFO ban, but first needs to define ‘HFO’
14:10 Highway section of Crimea Bridge passed acceptance tests (photo)
13:02 The newly established Klaveness Combination Carriers AS to form part of the solution to the ambitious climate strategy passed on by IMO
12:24 IPCSA is new honorary partner for Ports 4.0 Conference in Tallinn
12:22 Revenue at port of Amsterdam grows in 2017
12:01 GTT and Sembcorp Marine sign a license agreement for the design and construction of membrane tank solutions
11:48 Boskalis towage joint venture Keppel Smit Towage names first LNG powered harbor tug in South East Asia
11:39 2,258 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland this winter navigation season
11:39 DP World reports 7.3 % gross volume growth in first quarter of 2018
11:13 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:42 Klaipėdos nafta starts allocation of LNG terminal capacities for new gas year
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.61% to $74.45, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.48% to $68.38
09:54 IMO reaffirmed support for its African Member States
09:32 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company’s shipyard repaired ferry vessel owned by Sea Trade Fleet of Turkmenistan
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,376 points

2018 April 25

18:31 Westcon appeals the court judgement regarding the TSV Safe Scandinavia conversion
18:18 Three-day event held in Papua New Guinea focused on safety of domestic ferries
18:16 Fast ferry for Angolan Transport Ministry launched at Damen Shipyards Singapore
18:12 DNV GL develops offshore safety guidance for Greek Regulator
17:56 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launches yet another minesweeper of Project 12700
17:29 Qatargas delivers its first LNG cargo to Bangladesh as part of agreement with Petrobangla
17:02 Russian Railways announces 2017 Consolidated Results under IFRS
16:37 Polskie LNG CEO Paweł Jakubowski: LNG terminal extension program is speeding up
16:05 Wärtsilä partners with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to promote maritime technologies
15:48 Profit attributable to shareholders of NOVATEK decreased by 39.3% to RUB 43.1 billion
15:30 Volga Shipping Company opens navigation on the Upper Volga river
15:14 MOL expands its NVOCC business with the unified brand "MOL Worldwide Logistics"
15:06 BWMS manufacturers and stakeholders set up new association BEMA
14:55 Innovative Damen RSD Tug 2513 kicks-off introduction tour in Italy
14:09 Ilari Kallio appointed Chief Digital Officer at Konecranes
13:20 Nakilat records 13% increased profits for the first quarter of 2018
12:59 Philippines accedes to air pollution and energy efficiency rules
12:33 Cruise season begins at the Port of Gdansk
12:09 HELCOM progresses firmly towards reducing input of pollutants into the Baltic Sea
11:51 8,791 ships are fitted out with the GLONASS navigation equipment - Dmitry Rogozin
11:28 All seaports in Crimea will be fully equipped with GLONASS system in 2018 - Dmitry Rogozin (photo)
11:09 Keppel Offshore & Marine signs MOU with MPA and TCOMS to jointly develop autonomous vessels
10:50 LUKOIL BoD recommends dividend distribution for 2017 in the amount of RUB 215 per ordinary share
10:26 Brent Crude futures price up 0.08% to $73.8, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $67.61
10:09 WinGD wins marine propulsion Emissions Reduction Award
09:45 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:20 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,306 points
09:08 The Port of Rotterdam welcomes IMO’s first step in reducing CO2 from shipping
08:17 Keppel on track to deliver South East Asia’s first LNG powered tug

2018 April 24

18:43 GAC South Africa expands into Port Elizabeth
18:29 Summa Group and Rosneft denied holding negotiations on Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port
17:30 Future perspectives for maritime industry to be studied at Maritime Future Summit (MFS) during SMM
17:06 PSA and GeTS to develop new global trade facilitation & supply chain platform “Calista™”