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Skangas Delivers Milestone Fuel Change

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Skangas said its vessel Coralius has for the first time both cooled down tanks and delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG) in one operation. The receiving vessel LEG/C Navigator Aurora was supplied with just under 500 mt LNG in the middle of a voyage between Sweden and South Europe over October 7 and 8, 2017.

Protecting Marine Diesel Engines from Cat Fines Damage

DNVPS has warned that cat fines levels are increasing year by year. Lower sulphur marine fuels have even higher cat fines levels than typical heavy fuel oils (HFO). The ExxonMobil MobilGard lube oil monitoring service, concludes that 43 percent of all ships “have a potentially catastrophic issue with cat fines,

Anti-sticking Pump Elements from L’Orange

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Deposits in the barrel can significantly impede the pump’s operation. Common measures such as the regular cleaning of the pump element are very time-consuming and far from ideal over the long run. L’Orange is committed to a sustainable solution to this problem. A new pump element with a special coating

KOHLER Launches New Oils for Generator Applications

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A new line of aftermarket genuine oil from KOHLER is engineered specifically for generator applications. The fully-synthetic premium oils are available in three formulations for different fuel types and are optimized for use in industrial, mobile, marine and home generators.   “Generators have to

RSC Bio Solutions Gains Kawasaki OEM Approvals

RSC Bio Solutions, a provider of high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) - hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases - and industrial cleaners and solvents, said it has received OEM approvals for use in Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) and side thrusters.

RSC Bio Solutions’ EALs Available through Drew Marine

RSC Bio Solutions said its high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now available through Drew Marine’s global supply chain network, which is capable of delivering to more than 900 ports worldwide.   RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced a new global marine distribution

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Len Badal has joined the senior executive team of BioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC, as the company grows its management team to help meet growing demand for environmentally friendly lubricants.   Badal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration

Wärtsilä Cargo Handling System for LNG Bunker Barge

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Wärtsilä said it booked an order in June to supply the cargo handling system and cargo tanks for a new 3,000 cubic meter capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge currently under construction.   The vessel, which is being built in Romania and will be outfitted in the Netherlands, will be owned by LNG Shipping,

New Electrically Heated Fire-resistant Glass Solution for LNG Carriers

Photo: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, introduces THERMOVIT PRO A0, an electrically heated glass solution with A0 fire-resistance in line with IGC International Code for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers.   With over 30 years of experience in producing fire-resistant and heated glass, Vetrotech has developed

Wärtsilä Re-liquefaction Plants Ordered for Newbuild LNG Carriers

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Wärtsilä said it has been awarded contracts to supply its re-liquefaction plants to three new LNG carriers currently under construction. One ship is being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in South Korea for the international owner and operator Gaslog. The others are for Norway based