LNG industry hotspots for July 2015
Hot 1: Tianjin Binhai Introduces 115 New LNG Buses Hot 2: First LNG buses running in Ninghai, Zhejiang Province Hot 3: GE and Hyundai Heavy Industries develop world's first LR-approved LNG-powered vessel Hot 4: AnthonyVeder acquires an ice-class LNG cargo vessel
Hot 1:Tianjin Binhai Newly Introduced 115 LNG Buses
In order to improve the city's air quality, reduce vehicle emissions and improve the urban habitat, Tianjin Binhai New Area Bus Group has introduced 145 LNG buses since May this year. Among them, 115 9-meter-long models and 30 10.5-meter-long models are included.
Hot 2:First LNG buses run in Ninghai, Zhejiang Province
On July 20, 2015, the first 34 LNG (liquefied natural gas) clean energy buses were officially put into operation in Ninghai County, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, specifically for the 104, 108 and 117 routes. The main feature of the buses is the use of liquefied natural gas as fuel, the combustion products are mainly carbon dioxide and water, and the emission standard of the vehicles has been raised to National V at once, which has reached the highest level of emission standard in China at present. This will play a positive role in promoting air quality in urban areas and building 'two beautiful' Ninghai.
Hot 3:GE and Hyundai Heavy Industries jointly develop the world's first LR-approved LNG-powered vessel
Recently, the world's first combustion turbine-powered 174,000-cubic-meter LNG vessel, jointly developed by GE and Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, has received recognition approval from Lloyd's Register. The vessel is equipped with a combined steam turbine power and steam system, which meets IMOTier III requirements, is 60% lighter than conventional marine engines, and offers a significant reduction in daily operating and maintenance costs, as well as better continuity. Moreover, this vessel also has the advantages of low vibration and low noise.
Hot 4: AnthonyVeder acquires an ice-class LNG cargo vessel
Recently, AnthonyVeder of the Netherlands ordered an 18,000-cubic-meter ice-class LNG cargo vessel from the NeptunWerft shipyard in Germany. The new vessel will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017, when it will become the fifth small LNG vessel operated by AnthonyVeder in the Nordic region.