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Gasum reaches agreement for use of Swedegas liquefied gas facility

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Gasum has announced that it has reached an agreement with Swedegas to use Swedegas’ liquefied gas facility for bunkering LNG-fuelled vessels.

On 24 October, Gasum claims the first bunkering operation was carried out involving the oil and chemical tanker, Tern Ocean. This tanker is chartered by Preem and loaded its cargo simultaneously from Preem’s refinery in Gothenburg.

Jacob Granqvist, sales director in Gasum, said: “For years we have bunkered LNG at the quayside from diversified delivery points in the Nordics.

“The benefit of the Swedegas set-up is that our customers can solve two issues at the same time, both getting fuel and handle cargo. Increased operational efficiency is important in the maritime sector and we are happy to make it possible.”

According to the statement, the agreement with Swedegas is part of Gasum’s plan to expand its maritime LNG services. From jetties 519 and 521 in the Gothenburg harbour, Swedegas offers its customers the opportunity to bunker LNG and LBG at the same time as the vessels load and discharge their cargo.

The LNG facility can also be used for both the storage and transport of biogas. This means that vessels can bunker not only LNG, but also LBG.

Peter Blomberg, Team leader Business development and Innovation at Swedegas, said: “We are very happy contributing to building the maritime gas infrastructure in Northern Europe. Entering into an agreement with gas suppliers like Gasum may also contribute to the end-customers possibility to purchase LNG or LBG at comparable prices.”

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