MAN Diesel & Turbo’s unit, MAN Cryo has signed a contract with Swedish infrastructure company, Swedegas, to deliver an LNG bunkering facility within the Port of Gothenburg.
The new facility will enable vessels to bunker LNG from trucks or containers while simultaneously loading or unloading cargo at two jetties at the port’s Energy Port, dispensing with the need to make a separate refuelling stop.
Thes solution offers increased flexibility for customers and LNG suppliers, and will be open for multiple suppliers, according to a MAN Diesel & Turbo statement.
The purpose-built facility will comprise of a discharge station for LNG trailers or containers, feeding pumps, vacuum-insulated piping and bunkering equipment to facilitate efficient operations.
The installation will also satisfy the stricter sulphur directive for shipping and has been designated by the EU as one of the most prioritised infrastructure projects in Europe, the statement said.
MAN Cryo will oversee the project under the terms of an EPC contract including engineering, procurement and construction, and managed from MAN Diesel & Turbo’s local Gothenburg office.
The facility is scheduled to open during 2018 and will be operated and managed by Swedegas in close cooperation with the Port of Gothenburg.
Belgium’s Fluxys will also complement Swedegas’ investment in the LNG bunkering facility by facilitating the delivery of the chilled fuel with the construction of a second truck loading bay in Zeebrugge.