Titan joins Sea-LNG to broaden infrastructure skill base of coalition
SEA-LNG and Titan LNG have today announced that Titan will become a member of the coalition. SEA-LNG and Titan particularly recognized that together, and in combination with SEA-LNG’s wider membership, they can expedite the decarbonization of the maritime sector through impactful advocacy on the use of LNG and its bio and synthetic LNG cousins.
LNG offers a transition to net-zero GHG emissions based on incremental decarbonization of existing assets as fuel production, transportation, storage and bunkering infrastructure, and engine technologies develop. These innovations will also not come about automatically. Collaboration across the maritime value chain is essential to drive the required innovation and investment. SEA-LNG is proud to have expertise spanning LNG production, bunkering, engine technology, ship owning, banking and port and ship operations from all around the world among its membership. This combination of finance, operations and technical expertise in supply chains and infrastructure for LNG as a marine fuel will deliver for the LNG sector.
Steve Esau, chief operating officer at SEA-LNG commented: “Titan has a strong track record of being at the cutting-edge of LNG as a marine fuel and, at the moment, this particularly involves scaling up the production of bioLNG. Its expertise fit in seamlessly with ours and those of our members. We’re pleased that Titan is joining and we’re looking forward to working with its fantastic team on LNG bunkering, bioLNG supply and much more.”
Michael Schaap, Titan LNG’s commercial director marine said: “Scaling up production is a key challenge for all alternative marine fuels. Therefore, it’s important to share knowledge and expertise. SEA-LNG has a strong network of industry experts and plays a critical role in outlining the benefits of LNG to the market and supporting innovation by facilitating collaboration. As Titan continues to expand the supply of bioLNG, despite challenging market conditions, we anticipate membership of SEA-LNG will bring real benefits to the business and our customers.”
Titan has always been an innovator in the LNG sector. The company’s recent announcement with partners of a 2,400 ton per year bioLNG production plant demonstrates its pioneer status. The plant is backed by the EU and scheduled to come online in 2023, after which Titan has agreed on an exclusive long-term contract to be the project off-taker and supply the bioLNG to the maritime industry.
SEA-LNG continues to build an impressive roster of LNG stakeholders to support its commitment to develop and communicate independent, fact-based analysis of the commercial, environmental and operational benefits of LNG as a marine fuel. As an example, SEA-LNG recently analysed the effects of bioLNG on vessel compliance under the IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) system. The analysis shows that LNG will allow vessels to meet their CII obligations until 2030, while thereafter, for every 10% increase in bioLNG or renewable synthetic LNG blended with traditional LNG, the vessel will gain two years of additional compliance.
The gas processing/LNG sector is investing in new technologies to mitigate carbon emissions from both operations and its supply chain.
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Energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are vital for the support of business processes associated with trading energy commodities such as crude oil, refined products, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and electric power, as well as facilitating the movement and delivery of those energy commodities and associated risk management activities.
-Oz Rodriguez, Catriona Penman
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Optimizing Gas Distribution: Accounting for Changeovers, Regulators, and More
Gas distribution systems are critical to the effective operation of many industrial facilities around the world. Despite the importance of these systems, however, opportunities to improve their performance and cost-effectiveness are often missed or misunderstood. Increasing changeover pressure may seem like a good way to improve system flow, for example, but it often does so at the expense of bottled gas. Adding regulators may help you control supply pressure, but it also adds cost to your system. So, how do you know what the ideal gas distribution setup is for you?
Attend this webinar to:
- Gain a basic understanding of the fluid dynamics that affect pressure control in gas distribution systems, learning to interpret flow curves and recognize phenomena like lockup, droop, and supply pressure effect (SPE)
- Learn how inlet pressure affects regulator performance and when to specify certain regulator types and configurations to effectively control gas system pressures
Understand the inherent trade-offs between gas utilization and flow capacity and how to select both the right changeover pressure and automatic changeover panel design for your operations.
May 4, 2021 10:00 AM CDT