LNG projects realised
Suardiaz introduces Spain’s second LNG bunker vessel
Madrid-based Suardiaz Energy Shipping has taken delivery of Bunker Breeze, a 5,250-dwt multi-fuel bunker vessel, from the Zamakona shipyard in Bilbao.
Up to 4,000 m3 of fuel oil and 1,000 m3 of marine diesel oil is carried in 10 underdeck tanks while four cylindrical, deck-mounted, pressure vessel tanks, each of 300 m3, enable the vessel to also supply LNG bunker fuel.
Bunker Breeze is Spain’s second LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV), following the completion of 3,180-dwt Oizmendiearlier this year. A converted multi-fuel bunker tanker owned by Itsas Gas, Oizmendi’s LNG deliverability is provided by two deck-mounted tanks, each of 300 m3 in capacity.
The Bunker Breeze and Oizmendi projects have benefited from financial support available under the European Union-backed Core LNGas hive initiative. The scheme encourages distribution infrastructure development to allow the use of LNG as a transport fuel, especially for ships, on the Iberian Peninsula. Read more....
Truck-to-Ship LNG-Bunkering at Elbehafenn Brunsbüttel, Germany
LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is establishing itself step by step as an alternative and low-emission fuel in shipping. The Elbehafen Brunsbüttel has proven to be a suitable LNG bunker location on several occasions and it is expected that the number of bunker operations will increase.
The bunkering of LNG in the truck-to-ship procedure has been integrated in the Hafenbenutzungsordnung of Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH in November 2018. This eliminates the previously required individual permits and LNG bunkering is a permit-free operation in the Elbehafen. This significantly simplifies LNG bunkering operations, even compared to other port locations, and considerably speeds up administrative procedures. Read more...
LNG bunkering for vessels using LNG as fuel in Rotterdam
Rotterdam is the leader in Europe for the introduction of LNG as a fuel. The port takes a leading role in adapting the regulations and creating the necessary infrastructure and in doing so also serves as an example for other ports. Since 2014, the Port Management By-Laws of the port of Rotterdam have changed, making Rotterdam the first port where ship-to-ship LNG bunkering of seagoing vessels is officially allowed. Truck-to-ship bunkering of inland vessels was already possible before that. Read more....
LNG projects under construction
LNG bunkering pontoon in the Port of Antwerp in 2020
Fluxys and Titan LNG have joined forces to build the FlexFueler 002, a bunkering pontoon to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) more widely available as shipping fuel in the Antwerp port and region. The pontoon will be commissioned by mid-2020 and support the shipping industry in its switch to cleaner operations. Titan LNG will be the long-term operator of the pontoon. It will add a Ship-to-Ship bunkering facility to the already existing LNG bunkering facilitates. Read more....