The LNG-fuelled liquefied ethylene gas (LEG) carrying vessels Coral Star and Coral Sticho operate between Teesport (UK) and European ports. The vessels transport LEG from SABIC’s Wilton facility on Teesside to manufacturing plants in North-Western Europe and Scandinavia.
In May 2015, Shell bunkered the vessels in Teesport at a temporary LNG bunkering facility. SABIC is developing a permanent jetty at PD Ports in parallel, which will be completed later in 2015.
Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder, stated: “This first LNG bunkering allows for a continuous safe and reliable bunkering operation for the Coral Star and Coral Sticho. We are proud that these vessels are the world’s first LNG-fuelled LEG carriers. A major achievement for LNG as a marine fuel and our company. We highly appreciate the close collaboration between well-respected partners involved that made this success possible.”
Arjan Stavast, Shell LNG Business Development Manager, explained: “We are very proud of achieving this milestone for LNG bunkering. The intensive collaboration between Shell, SABIC, Anthony Veder and contractors Schenk, Unitrove, PD Ports and Liqal has enabled this success.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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