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Gothenburg LNG facility to broaden owners’ options

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018

Construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility is now under way at the Port of Gothenburg.

Jill Söderwall from the Port of Gothenburg and Johan Zettergren from Swedegas broke ground for the new plant, which will be a big boost for the Port of Gothenburg’s LNG offer (Photo: Swedegas)

It will give ship operators running vessels on natural gas a choice between a ship-to-ship transfer system available within the port from Skangas, or new landside bunkering arrangements to be offered by Swedegas and available while ships work cargo in the Energy Port.
“With both Skangas and Swedegas operating at the Port of Gothenburg, we have two companies that complement each other with different offerings,” said Jill Söderwall, VP and head of Commercial Operations at the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port. “Shipping lines now have a further incentive to consider switching to LNG.”
Ship operators buying gas will be able to choose their supplier and LNG will be delivered to the terminal in trailers or containers. It will be distributed to the quayside via a 450m-long vacuum-insulated cryogenic pipeline.