Bunker Holding has released a statement claiming that it is planning to construct an LNG production facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Unioil Supply A/S will handle the commercial aspects, whilst Kosan Crisplant A/S will deliver the plant.
The production facility will produce LNG for the Danish and Swedish maritime sectors. Approximately 100 000 ships travel through the straits near Skagen, Denmark, each year, meaning that Frederikshavn is an ideal location for the project.
The Managing Director of the Port of Frederikshavn, Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, said: “It is very pleasing that we have succeeded in attracting a company like Bunker Holding to Frederikshavn and that the Port of Frederikshavn has been chosen as the location for one of the first LNG investments in Europe. The project relating to LNG production fits perfectly into our strategy where environmental considerations play a big part. We are convinced that this innovative project will help to put Frederikshavn on the map. For a long time now, being able to offer LNG has been an area within which we have wanted to help generate development.”
Bo Larsen, the Commercial Director of Kosan Crisplant, added: “With 65 years in the gas sector, and after having implemented almost 3000 gas installations all over the world, we are pleased to be involved in this exciting project in Denmark. Producing LNG or LBG from the natural gas grid is a new area of growth for us, and being allowed to organise a project with the strongest players in their respective fields is a dream situation for an engineering firm like ours. We look forward to making a first-class project which resonates all over the world and thus lays the groundwork for a unique reference project to our international customers and puts North Jutland and Frederikshavn on the world map.”
Peter Zachariassen, Head of Physical, Bunker Holding, said: “We expect a rising demand for LNG in the years ahead, and we have been good at finding the perfect business partners. Our extremely well-organised set-up means that we are ready to cover all of Denmark and Sweden.
“LNG is part of the future, and it is important for us to be at the cutting edge of developments and to be able to offer our customers diversification in our product portfolio. Thus, several shipping companies have already taken great interest in our project which helps to emphasise Denmark’s focus on green energy."
Jens P. Buchhave, the Managing Director of Terntank Rederi A/S – a company that has already invested in LNG-fuelled vessels – said: “Terntank takes a very positive approach to this initiative in the Port of Frederikshavn. For quite some time now, we have been calling for some of the major bunker suppliers to take the initiative to provide LNG, and this new set-up fits perfectly into our strategy where we have already placed orders for four ships that will be fuelled by LNG. We look forward to following the development of this exciting project.”
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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