Skangas sees marine LNG demand rise

Ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG via bunker vessel 'Coralius' represented around 3% of bunkering operations by Skangas last year Ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG via bunker vessel 'Coralius' represented around 3% of bunkering operations by Skangas last year

Skangas has pointed to increased Nordic LNG fuel demand after undertaking 1,000 LNG bunkering operations last year.

The figure, up 60% on the previous year, was driven up by supply to new vessels both in regular routes and on the spot market. As reported, the introduction of Skangas’ ship-to-ship bunkering vessel Coralius last year helped to meet growing demand.

“As more and more operators convert their ships to clean fuel with LNG and dual-fuelled engines to power them, demand has risen significantly,” said Gunnar Helmen, sales manager – marine, Skangas. “Until recently, most of the LNG-fuelled traffic in European waters consisted of ferries and ro-pax cruise ferries routinely traveling set routes.  Today, the supply pattern is more diverse due to the use of a greater variety of vessels that require different types of bunkering solutions.”

Skangas reported that truck-to-ship bunkering was the most popular method of taking on LNG fuel, accounting for 60% of operations. Terminal-to=ship bunkering, including from the Skangas LNG production facility, represented 38% of operations. The remainder were carried out using ship-to-ship transfers.

The company expects further growth in 2018, noting that it has already carried out more bunkering operations than in Q1 2017.

Skangas offers LNG bunkering services in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region. It has terminals in Pori, FInland; Lysekil, Sweden; and Øra and Risavika in Norway. A second FInnish terminal, in Tornio, will open later this year,

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