• Coral Methane calls Euroservices Terminal in Zeebrugge for gassing up & cooling down with LNG
  • 29 June 2014

The multi-purpose LNG Carrier Coral Methane (7500 cbm) owned by Anthony Veder called the port of Zeebrugge on 29/06/2014 for purging and conditioning operations at Euroservices Terminal.

After discharging a cargo of ethylene at the port of Stenungsund, the LNG-carrier arrived in Zeebrugge under last cargo vapors ethylene in order to change cargo atmosphere from ethylene to methane for her next charter agreement with AGA Gas.

The cargo tanks of the vessel were successfully purged with high purity shore nitrogen till requested specifications, ready for next cargo LNG.

The LNG was delivered with several trucks by GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions in order to perform gas up and cool down operations. These operations took place on basis top-spray in/top-purge out with a flare return line available to flare off overpressure (nitrogen/LNG).

Once cargo tanks were fully cooled down with LNG to -145 degr C, additional LNG was delivered to the vessel as heel and fuel.


This first LNG operation at Euroservices Terminal was carefully planned and prepared with Anthony Veder (leaders in small to midscale LNG transportation by gas tankers), GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions (experts in truck to ship bunkering) and Euroservices (experts in purging and conditioning of gas carriers).

Stefaan Hoppe, General Manager Euroservices nv; “This operation has been well prepared by all parties. Know-how and experience has been shared with each other in a very pleasant and professional way resulting in a very smooth and successful operation. We are pleased to announce from now on that our terminal is compatible to handle LNG in case of purging, conditioning and bunkering. Our terminal will play an important role in the preparation and conditioning of small scale LNG-vessels.”

Ferdinand Dekker, Manager Operations Anthony Veder; “We are very pleased with the safe and smooth cooperation between all parties involved.”

Anton Aarts, Commercial Manager GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions bv; “We succeeded to have constant a full LNG tanker truck and operators available at the Coral Methane during three days, so the operation could proceed without delay. We are happy that we could show our expertise in LNG bunkering of a ship by a tanker truck and that the customer was satisfied with our service.”

Joachim Eriksson, Sourcing Manager at the Industrial and Marine Sweden Department at AGA Gas AB; "We are pleased with the safe and smooth service conducted by Euroservices when they prepared the gas carrier Coral Methane for LNG traffic."

Euroservices NV offers purging and conditioning facilities for gas carriers at their terminal in the port of Zeebrugge since 1973 and are experts in the field of purging and changing grade by serving most of the gas ships operating in the North Sea. Euroservices is part of the Hoppe Maritime Group.

Anthony Veder is specialised in shipping liquefied gas products and has developed long-term relationships with clients in the oil & gas industry. The focus is on the segments of petrochemical gases (Petchems), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Ammonia, and Carbon dioxide (CO2). With a diverse fleet of gas carriers Anthony Veder serves its clients on an equally balanced distribution of contract structures: Contracts of Affreightment, Time Charters, and Spot market related. Anthony Veder is always seeking new logistic opportunities with existing and new partners for the transport of liquefied gas products.


GDF SUEZ develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services. GDF SUEZ employs 147,200 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €81,3 billion in 2013. The Group is listed on the Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

GDF SUEZ is one of the largest LNG players in the world and the primary importer of LNG in Europe.  GDF SUEZ has the third largest LNG supply portfolio in the world, representing 16 mtpa. It controls a large fleet of 14 LNG carriers. The Group has also a significant presence in regasification terminals around the world and therefore a large and flexible access to downstream markets. More information about LNG Solutions:

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