Picture of the day: LNG bunkering at Port of Rotterdam
Terntank’s LNG-powered 15,000 DWT chemical tanker Ternsund is currently bunkering liquefied natural gas in the Port of Rotterdam.
It is the first sea-going vessel to bunker LNG in the Dutch port, one of the world’s busiest ports.
The vessel arrived in Rotterdam on Sunday to deliver a shipment of naphtha at Vopak Botlek.
On Monday afternoon, the ship docked at the ECT terminal at the Willem Alexanderhaven where it is currently bunkering the chilled fuel via a truck-to-ship method using LNG from the Gate terminal owned by Vopak and Gasunie, according to the Port of Rotterdam.
LNG is being provided by the Hague-based energy giant Shell.
Prior to the LNG bunkering operations, the vessels’ tanks were cooled down from +20 °C to -162 °C.
The bunkering of the chilled fuel will be completed on Wednesday morning after which the Tersund will depart to Gothenburg, the port said.
The LNG-powered vessel is chartered by Finnish North European Oil Trade (NEOT) to distribute refined oil products from the company’s refinery in Gothenburg.
LNG World News Staff