Stabilis joins Port of Galveston in LNG as marine fuel push
U.S. small-scale provider of energy transition services Stabilis Solutions and Galveston Wharves have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate the use of LNG as a marine fuel at the Texas port.
Accordingly, the parties will work together to provide turnkey LNG fueling solutions to ships.
These solutions include:
- identifying suitable dock space for shore-to-ship fueling operations;
- obtaining the necessary permits and approvals;
- identifying and educating potential customers;
- executing LNG fueling events.
Therefore, Stabilis will deploy its existing fleet of mobile cryogenic assets, including LNG transportation and distribution equipment. It will also provide LNG from its liquefaction facilities in Texas and Louisiana to support LNG fueling operations.
Stabilis and Galveston are expecting LNG bunkering services at the port to start in 2021.
Jim Reddinger, president and CEO of Stabilis, said: “The use of LNG as a marine fuel is critical for marine operators to reduce their emissions profile, and Stabilis is building a North American network of LNG bunkering locations to provide this critical service to our marine customers. The Port of Galveston is the second LNG marine fueling location (along with the Port of Corpus Christi) that Stabilis will operate on the Gulf Coast.”