On 2nd January 2015 the Coral Energy, the world's first direct driven dual-fuel ice-class 1A LNG carrier, owned by Anthony Veder and in time charter for Skangass, has been loaded with LNG at Fluxys LNG Terminal in Zeebrugge.
This was the first Skangass loading at Zeebrugge under the recently concluded agreement between Skangass and Eni. The recent agreement entered into between Skangass and Eni is one of the largest small scale agreements for LNG. According to Skangass the agreement secures the small scale LNG availibility in the Nordic markets and supports EU programs for clean industry.
Coral Enery carried the LNG to Skangass' receiving terminal in Lysekil, Sweden. The LNG is further distributed to clients in Sweden by pipeline or trucks. Skangass has a new receiving terminal under construction in Pori, Finland that will be completed in 2016 and has decided to invest in an LNG terminal in the port of Röyttä in Tornio, Finland. Construction will be completed in 2018.
This first loading operation reconfirms Fluxys' willingness to develop the Zeebrugge LNG terminal as a hub for small scale LNG in northwest Europe, as well as the advantages of LNG as a fuel of choice for both shipping and long-haul trucks and the advantages of LNG for industrial use.
Hoppe Maritime Group has been appointed as agents in the port of Zeebrugge for this new agreement.
Photo: Copyright Fluxys, E. Manderlier