MAN Cryo to Build LNG Bunkering Facility at Port of Gothenburg

Image is for representational purposes only. Courtesy: Port of Gothenburg
In an announcement yesterday, MAN Cryo confirmed that it has signed a contract with Swedegas to build an LNG bunkering facility at Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg.
The facility is scheduled to open next year and 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.

Mikael Adler, Managing Director of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Sweden, said, “We are very happy to have won the contract to build this first such bunkering facility in the important Port of Gothenburg. Our strategy to offer LNG solutions to the marine market, both on board vessels as fuel-gas supply systems but also as bunkering infrastructure, dovetails perfectly with the general development towards cleaner ship propulsion.” He added, “We strive to bring robust, smart and flexible solutions to the market, and this strategic project is an excellent example of that.”

With such a facility in place, vessels need not make a separate refuelling stop. It 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

MAN Cryo will work under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, managed from MAN Diesel & Turbo’s office in Gothenburg. Swedegas will operate and manage the facility in close cooperation with the Port of Gothenburg.