LNG as Marine Fuel


Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a clean and eco-friendly fuel. It has good heating ability (calorific value) and offers greater fuel efficiency when used for domestic or industrial purposes. “MARPOL’s Annex VI will require that the sulphur content of marine fuels be reduced to 0.5% by 2020.  This will require vessels to use much more expensive low Sulphur fuel oils.  A potential long term alternative solution is using LNG as a marine fuel.  LNG contains no Sulphur and it’s combustion process produces very low NOx compared to all diesel fuels.  Given the abundant availability of LNG in the market, ship owners and operators are looking to LNG fueled vessels as the long term solution to reducing their carbon footprint and complying with MARPOL’s growing emission standards under Annex VI.  As existing vessels are converted over to LNG fueled vessels and new vessels are built as LNG fueled vessels, there will be a greater demand for on board engineers with the training and knowledge in operating engines using LNG as a fuel.”  Hence, qualified crew members are highly sought after and well-rewarded.  ECM Training Services offers LNG as a Fuel Program which comes with On-line Skills and Training Program that provides a solid knowledge base for those looking to enter the field.

LNG as Marine Fuel

Course Topics:

  • Conversion and Newbuilding for LNGF
  • Basics of LNG
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Transportation and Behavior of LNG
  • Scrubbers for non-LNGF ships
  • LNGF Refresher Interactives
  • Bunkering Facilities
  • LNG Bunkering Challenges Bunkering Options
  • Bunkering System Components
  • Emergency Shut Down System ESDS
  • Bunkering Operations
  • Safety of Bunkering Operation
  • LNG Bunkering Considerations
  • Custody Transfer
  • LNG Storage and Containment
  • Ancillary systems
  • LNGF Training
  • Logistics and Commercial
  • Training Need
  • Health Safety and Environment
  • Regulatory Compliance

The Benefits of ECMTS Online Training Courses:

  • Flexible course enrollment

  • Interactive online program proctored by industy experts

  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers

  • Certificate of achievement issued by ECMTS upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.