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Swedegas invests in LNG infrastructure at Port of Gothenburg

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Swedegas has announced that it is investing in a new LNG infrastructure at the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The company claims that this will primarily help to meet the requirements of the shipping industry for a more environmentally friendly fuel. It will be the first LNG facility in Gothenburg, and will enable vessels to bunker LNG at the quayside whilst loading and unloading. It is expected to be fully operational in 2018, and will consist of a discharge station, a cryogenic pipeline and bunkering equipment.

The Chief Executive of Swedegas, Johan Zettergren, said: “This investment marks the starting point for the gradual expansion of the facility, eventually supplying the transport sector and Swedish industry with liquefied gas. Regardless of the sector, it ultimately comes down to making the transition from oil-based products.”

The Gothenburg Port Authority Chief Executive, Magnus Kårestedt, added: “We have for a long time believed in LNG as the fuel of the future. This investment by Swedegas is entirely in line with our ambition to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and establish a sustainable Scandinavian freight hub.”

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