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SKANGAS TO DELIVER LNG AS SHIP FUEL

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 

Skangas has signed an agreement with Gothia Tanker Alliance to deliver natural gas (LNG) as fuel to new tankers. The deal comprises current as well as new vessels with LNG propulsion soon to come.

The main Swedish shipping companies that will get the advantage of the supply agreement with Skangas are Furetank Rederi AB, Erik Thun AB and Rederi AB Älvtank. These shipping companies have invested in total six new LNG fuelled vessels and together with the existing Fure West they are all jointly operated by the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is actively contributing to reduce any negative environmental impact of the shipping industry. Their goal is zero emissions within 2050.

“Investing in LNG fuelled vessels contributes along these lines”, explains Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank. “For newbuilds we focus on energy efficiency and innovations. Together with our choice of cleaner fuel we are experiencing a major reduction in our CO2 emissions, not to forget the reductions in particulate matters and NOX”, he concludes.

The LNG fuel delivery chain consists of trailer trucks, extensively being used for bunkering operations in ports, bunkering from terminals, as well as Skangas’s bunker vessel Coralius. The bunkering ship-to-ship by Coralius may take place at anchorage off Gothenburg in Sweden, off Skaw in Denmark, off shore Norway or in ports during cargo operations.

“Skangas is very happy with the agreement and to continue our relationship with Furetank and the rest of the Gothia Tanker Alliance”, says Tommy Mattila, Director Sales and Marketing in Skangas. “Being trusted to supply LNG also for the future vessels is a confirmation that we are delivering as expected. We will continue investing and improving to meet ship owners’ demands and expectations.”

 

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