In February 2015, Klaipedos Nafta, operator of the first full scale LNG terminal in the Baltic Sea region, and Bomin Linde LNG, Germany-based provider of LNG as marine fuel, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to jointly develop the LNG fuel market in the Baltic Sea, and, in particular, the development of a LNG bunker supply vessel. The tender process of an LNG bunker supply vessel for Bomin Linde LNG has entered the final phase and the vessel is expected to be operational by 2017.
With a total capacity of up to 7000 m3, this LNG bunker supply vessel will provide bunkering services in the Baltic and North Sea. Furthermore, the vessel will also transport LNG to other LNG terminals and to the reloading station in Klaipeda, Lithuania, which is currently being developed by Klaipedos Nafta. This project is also expected to be completed in 2017.
With a powerful set of adjustable pumps and an on-board re-liquefaction equipment, the vessel will serve a variety of client vessels with different tank types and capacities. The propulsion and steering system is designed to be highly manoeuvrable so that Bomin Linde LNG can serve client vessels with short duration port stays in a flexible way.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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