The two have entered into an agreement thanks to which Gasum will be able to use Swedegas' facility in the Port of Gothenburg's Energy Harbour to offer bunkering of both liquefied natural (LNG) and bio gas (LBG).
Swedegas' facility comprises jetties nos. 519 and 521 where vessels can be bunkered from a fixed pipeline as they're loaded or discharged (jetty no. 520 is to be added to the set-up in 2020).
Tern Ocean, a tanker currently chartered by Preem, was Gasum's first client in Gothenburg, receiving her batch of bunker gas on 24 October 2019.
"For years we have bunkered LNG at the quayside from diversified delivery points in the Nordics. The benefit of the Swedegas set-up is that our customers can solve two issues at the same time, both getting fuel and handle cargo. Increased operational efficiency is important in the maritime sector and we are happy to make it possible," Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director, LNG Maritime, Gasum, pointed out.
To this Peter Blomberg, Team Leader Business Development and Innovation, Swedegas, added, "We are very happy contributing to building the maritime gas infrastructure in Northern Europe. Entering into an agreement with gas suppliers like Gasum may also contribute to the end-customers possibility to purchase LNG or LBG at comparable prices."