First LNG bunkering at Port of Gothenburg’s new facility

29 Nov 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG bunkering at Port of Gothenburg’s new facility

Swedish shipping company Terntank has been  the first operator to take on LNG at a new bunkering facility at the Port of Gothenburg.

The facility is the only one of its kind in Sweden, being capable of bunkering not only LNG, but also LBG, which in terms of chemical composition are largely identical.

The new facility offers significant flexibility as it strives to aid transition of the shipping sector: “LNG is the first step. The ambition to increase the volume of biogas has taken a new turn, as this technology and related infrastructure work equally well for both gases,” said Tryggve Möller, CEO of Terntank Ship Management, which has invested in LNG-powered vessels chartered by NEOT.

The LNG and LBG that was bunkered at the facility was supplied by the Norwegian company Barents NaturGass, which has long, solid experience of gas distribution.

The Port of Gothenburg is the biggest port in Scandinavia. Approximately, 30% of Sweden’s foreign trade comes through the port. Since 2015, it offers a discount to vessels powered by LNG.

Source: LNG Industry

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