On 24th September, the port of Le Havre, France saw its first LNG bunker. Namely, Gasum bunkered LNG to Le Commandant Charcot, PONANT’s latest LNG fueled newbuilt polar explorer.
he energy company Gasum has delivered LNG as maritime fuel to the Frenchluxury cruise operator PONANT in Le Havre, France.
The LNG was delivered to PONANT ’s newly built polar explorer Le Commandant Charcot in its inaugural call to a French port on the 24th of September 2021.
We have been working on this natural gas powered polar exploration ship project for 6 years and this is already the second Liquefied Natural Gas bunkering operation we have carried out with Gasum since the delivery of the ship on 29th July 2021
said Hervé Gastinel, CEO of PONANT.
These LNG bunkering operations represent the culmination of several years of analysis, engineering and testing to perform these operations safely and with maximum efficiency.
Reducing emissions is very important to Le Commandant Charcot, as it will be operating in fragile environments, such as the waters of the North Pole and Antarctica.
This delivery marks an important step in our cooperation with PONANT and I am proud to support PONANT in reducing their emissions. At the same time we expand our delivery network to a port as significant as Le Havre. Our services for maritime operators all over Europe are becoming even more relevant, in the light of the requirements of the EU’s recent Fit for 55 -climate package proposal
says Jacob Granqvist, Vice President of Gasum’s Maritime.