First Ship- to-Ship LNG Bunkering Completed in Sweden
Finnish liquified gas supplier Skangas is declaring the globe’s very first ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG gas in what it is calling a ‘new era’ in using LNG gas in worldwide delivery.
The bunkering procedure occurred September 3 and also entailed the LNG-fueled item vessel MT Ternsund tackling gas from the small LNG service provider Coral Energy, which is possessed by Anthony Veder and also hired bySkangas The procedure was executed at the entry to the port of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Prior to the procedure, LNG gas has actually been provided aboard ships by either vehicle or onshore terminals.
The 15,000 DWT Ternsund was supplied to Swedish vessel proprietor Terntank in June 2015. It is the very first of 4 LNG powered oil/chemical vessels the firm carries order at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding inChina The vessels are geared up with a Wärtsilä 2 stroke double gas major engine efficient in operating on both diesel and also liquified gas. The hull layout is provided by Rolls-Royce
Skangas is in fact preparing for distribution of a brand-new LNG bunkering vessel, called Coralius, in very early 2017. Coralius will certainly have an ability of 5,800 cbm and also will certainly supply ship-to-ship bunkering and also LNG feeder solutions to terminals throughout Europe.
“We are very proud to be one of the first in the world to bunker LNG ship-to-ship. We strongly believe that LNG will rapidly become the fuel solution for forward-thinking ship owners”, claims Tor Morten Osmundsen, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ofSkangas “We have developed an LNG infrastructure to serve the Nordic Industrial and Marine sectors, and make LNG available for customers who are willing to switch to a much cleaner fuel than traditionally used. The bunkering operation in Gothenburg clearly indicates that the market is developing and that our efforts to make LNG readily available are paying off.”
“The ship-to-ship bunkering between Ternsund and Coral Energy represents a significant milestone in the adoption of LNG as marine fuel,” stated Jean-Fran çois Segretain, Technical Director of Marine & & Offshore at Bureau Veritas, which classified both vessels. “Bureau Veritas has facilitated this major step through our dedicated rules and active participation in development of new international guidelines that encourage the adoption of clean fuel and enhance designs for new clean vessels.”