The new facility, the first of its kind in the port, is expected to enable vessels to bunker LNG from trucks or containers, while simultaneously loading/unloading cargo at two jetties at the port’s Energy Port, dispensing with the need to make a separate refueling stop.

The purpose-built facility will comprise of a discharge station for LNG trailers or containers, feeding pumps, vacuum-insulated piping and bunkering equipment to facilitate efficient operations. The installation will be also aligned with the stricter sulphur directive for shipping and has been designated by the EU as one of the most prioritised infrastructure projects in Europe.

MAN Cryo will oversee the project under the terms of an EPC contract including engineering, procurement and construction, and managed from MAN Diesel & Turbo’s local Gothenburg office.

The facility is scheduled to open during 2018 and will be operated and managed by Swedegas in close cooperation with the Port of Gothenburg.

The Port is the largest in the Nordic countries with over 6,000 ship visits per year.