The Swedish port of Oxelösund announced plans to build an LNG terminal within the port area, in a bid to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide. At the moment, the port is preparing an environmental permit for the LNG plant.
The terminal will supply Oxelösund with natural gas in a gas form via a pipeline and it will replace oil and coke gas.
The arrival of an LNG plant is an important first step towards the port’s goal of being fossil-free in 2045. The initiative also comes in line with the partly EU-funded Bothnia project, which seeks to upgrade the existing maritime link between ports in the Baltic Sea, to further comply with the environmental regulations.
The action promotes among others clean shipping through alternative fuels. It aims to increase the demand for LNG and deployment of LNG bunkering infrastructure in the Gulf of Bothnia, as well as the implementation of shore-side electricity.
On the same context, Manga LNG import terminal in Tornio, Finland, received its first shipload of LNG in 19 November. The terminal is expected to serve the entire Bay of Bothnia region as well as industrial and mining operators, maritime transport and heavy-duty road transport in Northern Finland, Northern Sweden and Northern Norway.