The first European-built LNG bunkering vessel, Coralius has completed its maiden voyage delivering LNG to the Skangas-operated terminal in Ora, Fredrikstad in Norway on Thursday.
The 1A Ice classed 5,800-cbm Coralius, chartered by Nordic LNG supplier Skangas, was carrying a cargo of LNG from the company’s production facility in Risavika, Stavanger.
Earlier this month, on September 2, Skangas, a unit of Gasum, took delivery of the LNG bunkering vessel from its owners Anthony Veder and Sirius Shipping.
The vessel is now on a long-term charter to perform LNG bunker deliveries for Skangas in the North Sea, the Skagerak area and the Baltic Sea.
“We are very content with further developing the marine LNG availability in Northern Europe by our new ship Coralius,” said Kimmo Rahkamo, Chief Executive of Skangas.
“We look forward to serving our existing and new customers wherever they need LNG by ship-to-ship. Today the technology and ship engines are sound for gas and we are more than ready to supply it by our supply chain,” added Rahkamo.