Fluxys LNG will complement Swedegas’ investment in an LNG bunkering facility in the Port of Gothenburg, by facilitating the delivery of the chilled fuel with the construction of a second truck loading bay in Zeebrugge.
The investment in the Port of Gothenburg marks a starting point for an LNG facility that can be expanded in due course to also supply Swedish industry with liquefied natural gas.
Fluxys LNG said delivering of the liquefied natural gas in LNG-containers or trucks from Zeebrugge will enable a flexible response to demand for small-scale LNG in this emerging market.
The new LNG infrastructure in Sweden, comprising an unloading station, a cryogenic pipeline and bunkering equipment, will allow vessels to refuel with LNG while loading or unloading at the quayside. Swedegas expects the facility to become operational in 2018.
To accommodate the loading of LNG-containers and LNG-trucks bound for Gothenburg, Fluxys LNG is set to construct a second truck loading bay at its LNG terminal in Zeebrugge. This will keep waiting times to a minimum and enable the terminal to continue meeting rising demand
“This will keep waiting times to a minimum and enable the terminal to continue meeting rising demand,” Fluxys LNG said.
The project is receiving financial support from the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).