A new agreement between FordonsGas and Swedengas will enable the bunkering liquefied biogas (LBG) at the Port of Gothenburg. Under this agreement, the two mentioned companies will supply the fuel to vessels at the port.
Port of Gothenburg
Swedish shipping company Terntank became the first operator to take on LNG and liquefied biogas (LBG) at the new bunkering facility at the Port of Gothenburg, on 27 November. Not only liquefied natural gas, LNG, but also liquefied biogas, LBG.
During June 25, the first-ever bunkering of liquefied biogas in Sweden, took place at the Port of Gothenburg. ‘Fure Vinga’ received 40 cubic metres of LBG directly from a road tanker. This LBG bunkering was the second ever globally, and took place without an incident. LBG can be used in vessels that are using LNG.
Demand for LNG as a marine fuel has grown at Port of Gothenburg and the port has now announced that it increases the range of LNG bunkering options, with the smart energy infrastructure company Swedegas currently constructing a permanent LNG facility at the Energy Port, to become operational in August.
Port of Gothenburg informed that a construction of an LNG facility is under way at the Port. The facility will create new opportunities for LNG-fueled ships that call at the Gothenburg Energy Port. It will start operations during 2018. LNG will arrive by trailer or in containers, and will be distributed via a 450-metre vacuum-insulated cryogenic pipeline to the quayside.
The first LNG bunkering of a ship, whilst it was loading, took place in the port of Gothenburg, on Friday. Less than a month ago, the port welcomed the first ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG at the quayside. LNG bunkering has in the last few weeks alone become a regular part of operations at the port.
“The transition that is taking place is encouraging, and we look forward to welcoming more LNG-powered vessels to the port with a 20 per cent discount per call,” said Gothenburg Port Authority Chief Executive, Magnus Kårestedt.
Skangas informed that its new vessel ‘Coralius’ bunkered liquefied natural gas to ‘Ternsund’ tanker in the Port of Gothenburg, in its first operation at the port. Ship-to-ship bunkering is often the preferred solution for transferring fuel, as it offers flexibility in transfer location and swift operation.
MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with Swedish infrastructure company, Swedegas, to deliver a first of its kind LNG bunkering facility within the Port of Gothenburg.
In view of the shipping industry’s need for an environmentally friendly fuel, Swedegas is investing in a new LNG infrastructure at the Port of Gothenburg, expected to be fully operational in 2018. This is the first LNG facility in Gothenburg, making it possible for vessels to bunker LNG at the quayside, while loading and unloading.
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