Construction of a new LNG facility is now underway at the Port of Gothenburg.
Jill Söderwall from the Port of Gothenburg and Johan Zettergren from Swedegas broke ground on the new facility, which is expected to open up new opportunities for LNG-fuelled ships that call at the Gothenburg Energy Port.
It will become fully operational during 2018.
The first LNG bunkering took place at the port in the autumn of 2016 and since then, operating regulations and routines have been developed, leading to a steady rise in the number of LNG bunkering operations.
Swedegas will expand the number of LNG options at the port with a facility that will ensure safe, rapid and effective landside LNG bunkering whilst vessels are loading and discharging at the energy port.
Söderwall says: ‘With both Skangas and Swedegas operating at the Port of Gothenburg, we have two companies that complement each other with different offerings. Shipping lines now have a further incentive to consider switching to LNG.’
The facility will be scalable and can be adapted to the needs of the customers. Gas purchasers will also be able to choose their supplier. LNG will arrive at the facility by trailer or in containers, and will be distributed via a 450-meter vacuum-insulated cryogenic pipeline to the quayside.