The industry coalition SEA\LNG said three new members, Bureau Veritas, Clean Marine Energy, and Gas Natural Fenosa have joined.
SEA\LNG is aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel.
Peter Keller, SEA\LNG chairman and executive vice president, Tote said, “We firmly believe that collaboration, demonstration and communication on key areas such as safety, regulation, emissions and the economic case are essential to providing the confidence and demand required for an effective and efficient global LNG value chain by 2020.”
With the addition of the classification society Bureau Veritas, US-based Clean Marine Energy and the Spanish LNG operator Gas Natural Fenosa, the coalition is expanding its knowledge and experience base.
Philippe Donche Gay, president, marine and offshore at Bureau Veritas, said the move to join the SEA\LNG coalition will enable it to work with the members collectively on making liquefied natural gas a preferred marine fuel.
Clean Marine Energy intends to attract owners and operators to transition from conventional marine fuels to natural gas through the cooperation with other SEA\LNG members, while Gas Natural Fenosa of Spain hopes to contribute to the coalition’s mission to respond to society’s energy needs.
These three new SEA\LNG members join the existing band of organisations including ABS, Carnival Corporation, DNV GL, Eagle LNG Partners, Engie, ENN Group, GE, GTT, JAX LNG, Keppel Gas Technology, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Total, Tote, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Wärtsilä.