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PitPoint.LNG to build Europe’s first shore-to-ship LNG bunkering station

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PitPoint.LNG has released a statement claiming that it has received an official permit to commence construction on Europe’s first shore-to-ship LNG bunkering station.

The station will be located in the Port of Cologne, Germany. Now that this official permit has been issued, civil engineering work can now start, with the station scheduled to be operational by 2Q19.

Since the plan for the new bunkering station was announced in June last year, PitPoint.LNG claims that it has been working to complete the permit application process. The permit, which is required under the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz (German Emission Control Act) to guarantee the safety of LNG as a fuel for shipping, was formally granted by the District Government of Cologne. The company worked with a number of different organisations in order to achieve a successful outcome. This permit now means that work can definitely go ahead.

Once complete, the station, which will be located at Am Molenkopf 1, will facilitate the bunkering of inland waterways vessels that sail on the Rhine.

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