Two years ago, Eesti Gaas started supplying the ‘Megastar’ ferry, which shuttles between Tallinn and Helsinki, with LNG, and it has now just performed its 1500th bunkering operation with the ferry.
In two years, Eesti Gaas has delivered a total of 28 300 t of LNG from various suppliers. Last year, more than 16 000 t of LNG were supplied, while a year earlier 12 300 t were supplied.
Kalev Reiljan, member of the board of Eesti Gaas, is already predicting an increase in the amount of LNG sales at the very beginning of this year: “we are now the sole bunker supplier for the Megastar, so our sales of LNG are bound to keep growing this year as well.”
Captain Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, head of Tallink’s vessel servicing division, added that Eesti Gaas had been bunkering ‘Megastar’ with LNG for two years after the commissioning of the ship, and cooperation had been smooth. “While our LNG used to be supplied both by Eesti Gaas in Estonia and Skangas in Finland, starting this year, we will be opting for deliveries by Eesti Gaas because we can be sure of the security of supply by Eesti Gaas as well as the high quality of its LNG, and we prefer bunkering in the port of Tallinn during the overnight stay there,” stated Tuulik.
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