Shell has announced that its chartered LNG carrier, the Coral Methane, has loaded first LNG at the recently opened third jetty at the Gas Access to Europe (Gate) terminal in the Netherlands.
In July 2014, Shell took the Final Investment Decision (FID) to buy capacity at the Gate terminal, which enabled the investment in new, dedicated LNG fuel infrastructure. This infrastructure included the construction of a new berth, which has now started operations.
The Coral Methane loaded at the new jetty on 19 September 2016. It will distribute LNG to Shell’s customer, AGA AS.
Shell believes that the new terminal will provide LNG supply security for marine and road transport customers in northwest Europe.
Shell has had access to import and storage capacity at the Gate LNG terminal since October 2015, allowing the company to supply LNG to marine and road transport customers in northwest Europe.
Lauran Wetemans, Shell’s General Manager Downstream LNG, said: “The first LNG loading of the Coral Methane at Gate’s new berth is great news for our customers. We are ready to supply Shell LNG fuel to marine customers in northwest Europe, providing fuel options to meet the current and future needs of our marine customers.”
Rolf Brouwer, Managing Director of Gate terminal, added: “Gate terminal and its shareholders Gasunie and Vopak are excited to be sharing this milestone with Shell. Demand for LNG as a fuel in the shipping industry is increasing, and Gate terminal is playing a leading role in providing the infrastructure and operations to load LNG on behalf of Shell on board of vessels for further distribution.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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