19NOV2019 - NEWS - Gasum Expands Maritime Fuel Supply
Gasum expands their maritime fuel supply by the new Swedegas’ facility in the port of Gothenburg
First LNG delivery to the tanker Tern Ocean
Gasum, the leading Nordic supplier of small scale liquified natural gas (LNG), announced that they have agreed with Swedegas to use Swedegas’ facility for liquefied gas for bunkering of LNG fueled vessels. Swedegas’ gas infrastructure at the jetty of the Energy Port in Gothenburg enables Gasum to broaden their services to meet the increasing LNG demand in the maritime sector. This demand comes from stricter climate and environmental goals in the maritime sector.
Gasum’s first LNG bunkering from the jetty
On 24 October the first bunkering took place of the oil and chemical tanker Tern Ocean. Tern Ocean is chartered by Preem and she loaded her cargo simultaneously from Preem’s refinery in Gothenburg.
“For years we have bunkered LNG at the quayside from diversified delivery points in the Nordics”, explains Jacob Granqvist, sales director in Gasum. “The benefit of the Swedegas set-up is that our customers can solve two issues at the same time, both getting fuel and handle cargo. Increased operational efficiency is important in the maritime sector and we are happy to make it possible.”
The agreement with Swedegas falls into the company’s plans to expand its maritime LNG services. From the jetties 519 and 521 in the Gothenburg harbor Swedegas offers their customers the opportunity to bunker LNG and liquefied biogas (LBG) at the same time as the vessels load and discharge their cargo.