Germany’s first LNG bunkering terminals are set to be operational in 2015, after Bomin Linde LNG decided to initiate the implementation process for LNG facilities in Hamburg and Bremerhaven.
Bomin Linde LNG is now finalising preparations to enable manufacturing of the key parts and prompt construction of the LNG facilities. The LNG terminals will be installed on a modular basis and will have sufficient flexibility to quickly meet a rise in demand.
"We are fully on track with the projects and will be able to provide ships in all German ports along the North and Baltic Sea with LNG as a clean fuel", said Bomin Linde LNG Managing Director Ruben Benders.
"This is an important step to establishing LNG as a marine fuel", added Mahinde
Abeynaike, also Managing Director of Bomin Linde LNG. "The shipping industry needs secured supply of LNG at ports. This is crucial for the success of this economically attractive and green fuel."
"An LNG terminal in Hamburg is key for the long term sustainability of the port – both from an economic and ecological point of view. As a part of our strategic reorientation ‘smartPORT Energy’, it will support the reduction of air pollutants and carbon dioxide emissions", said Jens Meier, CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA).
Bomin Linde LNG is also able to provide LNG for the marine industry beyond Germany, e.g. at the terminal in Nynäshamn next to Stockholm, Sweden, built by the Linde Group. Bomin Linde LNG has also submitted an approval request to supply LNG at a new bunkering terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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