Marine LNG Zeebrugge, a joint venture of the Gas4Sea partners, Engie, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK, signed an LNG bunkering agreement with the Norwegian energy company Equinor.
Under the agreement, Marine LNG Zeebrugge will supply liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel to Equinor’s four crude shuttle tankers in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.
The four planned dual fuel vessels are to come into service in early 2020 and they will be operated by Equinor in Northern European seas.
Marine LNG Zeebrugge will supply LNG using the LNG bunkering vessel Engie Zeebrugge which started operations in 2017.
The vessel, capable of holding 5,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel, is currently performing ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services in the port of Zeebrugge, in Belgium.
Gas4Sea is a brand jointly launched by Engie, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK in 2016 to develop the use of LNG as an alternative to conventional oil-based marine fuels.