Seven major companies of the energy and maritime sector, signed an agreement in order to develop new projects that can offer to the the production, transport and storage of hydrogen. Through the agreement, companies assist in Belgium’s climate target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% until 2050.
port of Zeebrugge
The Zeebrugge LNG terminal achieved another milestone, as the Al Dafna LNG carrier docked. With this development, the terminal saw its first call ever of a Q-Max vessel, the largest LNG carriers in service. In Zeebrugge LNG terminal, LNG carriers of all types and sizes can dock, from small 2,000 m3 LNG carriers up to the largest 266,000 m3 Q-Max LNG vessels.
Belgium-based Fluxys LNG announced the subscription window for LNG services at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal, held from 30 April to 24 May, has seen a positive outcome. Fluxys LNG will now submit the required regulatory documents to Belgian federal energy regulator CREG.
As Fluxys informed, in comparison to the previous year, in 2018 almost twice as many ships unloaded LNG at the Zeebrugge terminal. In addition, more than twice as much LNG was regasified and injected into the grid, while demand for loading large LNG vessels picked up again. In addition, in 2018, Belgium experienced the first unit for the production of biomethane go into service.
On Tuesday 1 May, LNG from Sabetta on the Siberian peninsula Yamal was transhipped simultaneously in Zeebrugge for the first time. Namely, LNG was transhiped from the ice class vessel “Eduard Toll” into the conventional LNG carrier “Pskov” for further transport to Asia. In 2015 the terminal of Fluxys was selected as transhipment hub for LNG from the Yamal gasfield.
The bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge performed in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, its first deliveries of LNG as a marine fuel to two new gas-propelled pure car and truck carriers of UECC. The LNG bunkering operations were conducted at the same time that the cargo operations for the carriers were taking place.
MPA Singapore announced that a network of ports and maritime authorities in Asia, Europe, and North America have agreed to work toward establishment of harmonized LNG bunkering standards.
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