LNG bunkering coalition names board of directors

LNG bunkering coalitions names board of directorsPeter Keller, Chairman SEA/LNG (Image courtesy of Tote)

SEA\LNG, the cross-industry coalition established to promote the use of LNG as a marine fuel named its board of directors, which is representative of the coalition’s membership.

Tote’s executive vice president, Peter Keller has been chosen to chair the coalition, according to a statement by SEA/LNG.

The board of directors is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of SEA\LNG’s vision, mission, objectives and activities, directed towards the accelerated use of LNG as a marine fuel. It will play a critical role in representing the membership in key decision making, as well as promoting SEA\LNG initiatives.

It will play a critical role in representing the membership in key decision making, as well as promoting SEA\LNG initiatives, the statement reads.

Besides the chairman, Peter Keller, the board of directors consists of:

  • Michael Chia, managing director (technology), Keppel Offshore & Marine,
  • Tjerk Johan de Vries, executive vice president and regional director, DNV GL,
  • Timo Koponen, vice president, flow and gas solutions, Wärtsilä,
  • Tetsuya Mizuno, deputy general manager, energy business division, Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe),
  • Svein Steimler, executive vice president and chief operating officer, NYK Group Europe,
  • Tom Strang, Sr. vice president, Carnival Corporation,
  • Yvonne van der Laan, director of process industry and bulk goods, Port of Rotterdam,
  • Lauran Wetemans, general manager, downstream LNG, Shell.

“To fully realize the potential of LNG as a marine fuel, it is vital that we work together, across the LNG value chain. No one organization can advance this agenda alone,” Keller said noting that the board of directors reflects the diversity and the scale of opportunity for the coalition.

Speaking of the position of the coalition, Keller said that LNG is already a viable fuel for the shipping industry which is creating the necessary infrastructure for LNG bunkering.

He also noted that the industry is collaborating with regulators to establish consistent international and national regulation, that would boost investment in the sector.

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