Gothenburg-based shipping company Terntank has become the first operator to take on LNG at a new bunkering facility at the Port of Gothenburg. The facility is capable of bunkering not only LNG, but also LBG.
“Being able to offer this unique opportunity represents a major breakthrough, not only in facilitating the transition to LNG, but also in gradually increasing the proportion of renewable gas,” said Johan Zettergren, Chief Executive of Swedegas (the company which owns and operates the facility).
With LNG being used more commonly as a marine fuel, shipping is about to take a major step forward in the transition process, breaking away from its reliance on oil and moving boldly towards more environmentally smart alternatives. LNG is currently the cleanest marine fuel available due to its low emissions.
The facility is the only one of its kind in Sweden. Designed from the very outset to handle both LNG and LBG, which in terms of chemical composition are largely identical, the new facility offers significant flexibility as it strives to aid transition of the shipping sector.
“LNG is the first step. The ambition to increase the volume of biogas has taken a new turn, as this technology and related infrastructure work equally well for both gases,” said Tryggve Möller, CEO of Terntank Ship Management, which has invested in LNG-powered vessels chartered by NEOT. “We are delighted to be working with companies that are driving the industry forward and with a firm focus on promoting clean shipping.”
The LNG and LBG that was bunkered at the facility was supplied by the Norwegian company Barents NaturGass, which has long, solid experience of gas distribution.
“We are looking forward to being part of this unique concept where we can offer customers both LNG and LBG,” said Gudrun Rollefsen, CEO at Barents NaturGass.
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