Bomin Linde LNG has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Furetank Rederi to establish a long-term cooperation regarding the supply of LNG in the Baltic Sea region.
Furetank Rederi began retrofitting the Fure West tanker in 2015, pioneering the use of LNG as marine fuel in Europe. In cooperation with the partners in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, four LNG-fuelled newbuildings were ordered and are currently under construction. These newbuildings are planned for commissioning in late 2018 and early 2019.
According to the LOI, Bomin Linde LNG will supply the Furetank Rederi vessels ship-to-ship with a new LNG bunker supply vessel both in ports and potentially offshore using DP2 equipment. The commissioning of this vessel is scheduled for late 2018.
Sonja Nesshoever, Director LNG Portfolio of Bomin Linde LNG, said: “We are looking forward to develop[ing] a safe and flexible LNG supply chain in cooperation with a frontrunner like Furetank Rederi. As an important step forward to reduce costs for our clients and to optimise shipping routes we will also jointly explore the possibility of introducing LNG in Lightering Areas of the Baltic Sea.”
Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank Rederi, added: “I am glad to have found a strong and reliable partner with Bomin Linde LNG being able to offer access to a unique LNG supply network in the Baltic Sea.”
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