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September 2023

This bumper September issue of LNG Industry includes a keynote report on LNG contracting trends, technical articles on LNG bunkering, metering & monitoring, mercury removal, our Gastech 2023 Preview, and much more. Make sure to pick up a copy at Gastech (5 – 8 September 2023) and ADIPEC (2 – 5 October 2023).

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LNG contracting trends in 2023 – where to from here?
Jessica Ham, Special Counsel, and Jason Bennett, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P., take stock of the LNG contracting trends from 1H23, and look ahead to where the road leads during the remainder of 2023 and into 2024.

How to fast-track an FSRU project
With Germany’s energy security at stake, FSRUs were needed, and quick. Andy Loose, Worley, explains how the company worked around the clock to deliver an FSRU in months, rather than years.

Building for the future of LNG
Sempra Infrastructure provides insight into the company’s export facilities in North America.

Evolving LNG carriers
Carlos Guerrero, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, France, discusses how LNG carriers have evolved, with innovative containment systems, propulsion, and reliquefaction systems, to drive developments beyond traditional boil-off gas economics.

Making waves in Brazil
Serdar Kumbasar, Karpowership, Brazil, details how LNG can be utilised to deliver electricity quickly to countries that need it.

Mercury absorbent’s ability to air-load
Azuin Roslan, Mark Kent, and Ekaterina Novakova, Johnson Matthey, consider the air loading capability of an absorbent as a means for improved mercury removal operation.

Thermometers, assemble!
Dietmar Saecker, Endress+Hauser, Germany, maps out how thermometer assemblies can be optimised for usage for LNG.

Resonating with in-tank density measurement
Joe Goodbread, PhD, and Sunil Kumar, PhD, Rheonics GmbH, describe recent developments in density sensors for LNG tank conditions.

Dynamic metering: unlocking LNG’s potential
Mike Shepherd, Alderley, UK, outlines how dynamic metering can maximise the value and efficiency of LNG.

Measuring up
Steve Price, Programme Director for MAMII for Safetytech Accelerator, and Sunny Uberoi, Head of Public Affairs, MiQ, analyse how the shipping industry is rising to meet the challenge of methane slip.

Early fault detection of air-cooled heat exchangers
Mike Hastings, Brüel & Kjær Vibro, Denmark, highlights how costly air cooler failures and consequential downtime can be avoided by monitoring these machines with a simple yet effective predictive monitoring solution.

Navigating GHG emissions in the maritime industry
Roar Hernes, Tunable, Norway, explains how to go from guesswork to direct measurement in regards to greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime industry.

The journey to autonomous operations in LNG
John Colpo, Marketing and Business Development Director, Honeywell, identifies the key challenges faced by the LNG industry and the potential solutions provided by digital transformation technologies.

Innovating for tomorrow
Bhupesh Thakkar, General Manager, LNG, Bechtel, outlines how modern innovation can equip the LNG industry for a more efficient future.

Methane emissions in LNG engines
Kati Lehtoranta, VTT, and Clémence Contant and Ciara Kristensen, REVOLVE, discuss the findings of a new study by the GREEN RAY project surrounding methane slip.

Dual-fuelled solutions
Jonathan Blicher and Abdoulaye Diouf, GTT, France, detail the company’s solutions for LNG-fuelled ships.

Gastech 2023 Preview
LNG Industry previews a selection of companies that will be exhibiting at this year’s Gastech in Singapore from 5 – 8 September 2023.

Getting on the same level
Helena Hjortsberg, Manager of Solutions for Tank Gauging at Emerson, Sweden, addresses how radar level measurement instruments and tank management software can work together to help operators improve safety and operations, while reducing maintenance costs.

New trends in LNG storage
Jeff Garrison, Yogi Meher, and Mark Butts, CB&I, explore how LNG storage tanks have developed with the changing industry.

Bio-LNG moving shipping along the pathway to net zero
Régine Portocarero, Global Business Development Marine LNG at Titan, provides a status update on the LNG pathway to net-zero shipping and details the company’s work scaling up the supply of bio-LNG.

Preparing for the future
Johannes Dziuba, TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Germany, evaluates how the bunker ship fleet is transitioning from first and second to third-generation vessels.

An ever-changing industry
Stuart Goddard, CEO of STS Marine Solutions, UK, delves into what the future might hold for the ever-changing LNG industry.

Overcoming bunker ship design and operational issues
Keith Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in Whole Ship Design and Naval Architecture and Head of the Professional Technical and Engineering Services sector, Safinah Group, UK, assesses the adoption of LNG as a fuel and the specific issues facing LNG bunker vessel designers and operators.

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