Gasum inks deal to fuel Equinor’s LNG-fueled shuttle tankers

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The Nordic energy company Gasum has signed an agreement with Equinor for the delivery of liquefied natural gas to the latter’s crude shuttle tankers. 

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The supply will commence when the shuttle tankers start operating during 2020, Gasum said in its statement.

The LNG bunkering deliveries will mainly take place off Skagen, the most northern part of Denmark, and at Mongstad, close to Bergen, Norway. Gasum will utilize its Coralius LNG bunker vessel to perform this service.

Commenting on the agreement, Gasum’s vice president Kimmo Rahkamo said, “We’re happy to support Equinor in its ambition towards cleaner shipping. Last week we celebrated the 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering performed by Coralius. That was a major milestone for us, increasing not only the numbers but also expanding the geographical area. We now bunker vessels over an area ranging all the way from Rotterdam to the Gothenburg waters.”

Coralius’ 200th LNG bunkering took place while Stavangerfjord underwent periodical maintenance at the Fayard yard in Odense, Denmark.