A year after Total signed a MoU with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in the region, the French oil and gas player awarded a contract to Houston-based McDermott International, to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman.
LNG terminal operator, Polskie LNG, informed that it achieved a milestone at the President Lech Kaczyński facility in Świnoujście. Namely, the company announced that it managed to load 1000 LNG tanker trucks so far in 2019. The facility loaded its first ISO container last September, thus starting the transshipment LNG installation for railroad tank cars and ISO containers.
Titan LNG, Dutch LNG supplier, conducted the largest LNG bunkering in the world with Heerema Marine Contractors’ new semi-submersible crane vessel. The vessel was supplied with over 3,000 tonnes of LNG.
Chinese Lanqiao port signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Beijing Energy Holding, to jointly invest in RMB6.7bn ($973m) for the construction of LNG receiving station at Lanqiao port. According to the collaboration agreement, the LNG receiving station will have a handling capacity of 5m tonnes of LNG annually.
Klaipedos Nafta informed that the favourable situation in the international gas markets has led to the highest operative efficiency of the LNG terminal since the launch of its activities. The terminal capacities are now fully booked for the rest of the Gas Year. The Gas Year is calculated from 1 October of the current year until 30 September of the following year.
For the first time, a ship bunkered LNG in Europe during loading and unloading procedures. The bunkering took place at the RST terminal at the Prins Willem Alexanderhaven in Rotterdam. The LNG was supplied by Shell. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, who made the simultaneous bunkering possible, said that the operation fits in with its aim for the energy transition in shipping, from fuel oil to LNG.
SEA\LNG has announced that the Port of Virginia has become the first port in the US to join the multi-sector industry coalition, which aims to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. The Port of Virginia is the second North American port alongside the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, and the fifth global port along with the Port of Rotterdam, MPA Singapore, and Yokohama Kawasaki International Port Authority, to join the coalition.
Gasum’s LNG bunker vessel, Coralius, carried out its first bunkering in the port and refining area of Rotterdam. This is considered a milestone for its ship-to-ship bunkering, while LNG was supplied to the vessel Bit Viking. Coralius’s main operation area is at the North Sea and the Skagerrak area. At the end of February, the ship celebrated another milestone as it completed its 100th bunkering operation in just 18 months.
Shell announced that it will apply for an LNG bunkering license at the Port of Gibraltar, as Shell’s Arjan Stavast, allegedly, informed attendees of the Maritime Week Gibraltar Conference. The legislative framework for the licensing of LNG bunkering is already in place in Gibraltar and the code of practice has been drafted.
Europe’s first inland-waterway LNG bunker vessel conducted its first bunkering operations in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. The ‘LNG London’ vessel, owned by LNG Shipping – cooperation between Victrol and Sogestran, is on a long-term charter to Shell.
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