Information and references

 

low flashpoint fuel (LFF) as maritime fuel 

Low-flashpoint fuel (LFF) means gaseous or liquid fuel having a flashpoint lower than 60°C or 140°F.  The worlds first LNG fueled passenger ferry is "MS Glutra" that started sailing in 2000.

Since 2000 Norway has used natural gas as a maritime fuel. Today, LFF fuels also include methanol, ethanol and hydrogen. The estimated number of LFF fueled ships is shown in the graph below. 

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Natural gas, methanol and ethanol are produced from natural gas fields, but can also be formed through renewable sources such as biomass, agricultural and timber waste. Methanol and ethanol are liquid under ambient air conditions and can be stored in conventional non-pressurized tanks.

Liquified natural gas (LNG) has a boiling point of -163°C or -260°F, while liquid hydrogen has a boiling point of -252°C or -423°F. Both fuels must be cooled down before they can be stored in insulated tanks.

 

LFF safety training

The IGF code requires personnel onboard LFF fuelled vessels to complete a specially safety training. The training requirements are described in STCW  AV/3-1 (Basic) and STCW AV/3-2 (Advanced). Take a look at our video here

Gassteknikk Ltd is approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) to run this training.  We are also registred in The European Maritime Safety Agency EMSA.  

  • Basic training: E-learning + Practical assessment + clasroom exam according to STCW AV/3-1.

  • Advanced training (after fullfilled Basic training): 2,5 days with practical bunkering operations according to STCW AV/3-2.

In cooperation with SINTEF OCEAN (Marintek) and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd we have developed the next generation training program for crew at gas-fuelled ships. Gassteknikk Ltd offers a mobile version of this training.  

Gassteknikk offers training world wide. Today we offer training at the following destinations:

Norway - Stavanger (SVG), Haugesund (HAU), Bergen (BGO), Bodø (BOO) and Hammerfest (HAM)
Denmark - Hirtshals
Phillippines - Manila (MNL) at Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training, PHILCAMSAT (The MAST)


HERE YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT OUR REFERENCES PROJECTS

Since 2009 we have trained more than 2400 crew members in LFF safety. 

 

Vessels: MS GLUTRA, TRESFJORD and KORSFJORD

Basic and advanced training for crew on passenger ships
Trading: Flakk - Rørvik

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek

Vessel: MS OLYMPIC ENERGY

Basic and advanced training for crew on psv
Trading: North Sea

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

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Vessel: MF LANDEGODE, VÆRØY, LØDINGEN AND BARØY

Basic and advanced training for crew on passenger ships
Trading: Lødingen – Bognes and Bodø - Moskenes

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

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Vessels: MS STAVANGERFJORD and BERGENSFJORD

Basic and advanced training for crew on passenger ships
Trading: Hirshals, Langesund, Stavanger and Bergen

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

Vessels: BORGOY and BOKN

Basic and advanced training for crew at gas fueled ships
Trading: Kårstø terminal, Statoil

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

Vessels: MS KVITBJØRN and KVITNOS

Basic and advanced training for crew on cargo ships
Trading: Norwegian coast and the Baltic sea

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

Vessels: MT TERNSUND, TERNFJORD, TERN-SEA and TERN-OCEAN

Basic and advanced training for crew on gas-fueled ships
Trading: North sea and Baltic sea

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

Vessels: MF HASVIK and MF BERGSFJORD

Basic and advanced training for crew on passenger ships
Trading: Finnmark county, Norway

In cooperation with: Sintef Marintek and Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

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Vessels: MT LINDANGER

Basic and advanced training for crew on methanol tank ships
Trading: World wide

In cooperation with:  Westcoast consulting MA Ltd

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Vessels: MT MARI JONE and MARI BOYLE

Basic and advanced training for crew on methanol tank ships
Trading: World wide

In cooperation with:  Westcoast consulting MA Ltd