The test results, which will be measured in close collaboration with the Swedish Transport Agency and the County Administrative Board, will enable the potential of such a bunkering vessel to be evaluated as well as the need for future permits to be defined with regards to an increasing use of LNG as a more environmentally friendly fuel for the maritime sector.
Moreover, the European Union announced it is supporting another project with a grant worth over €1.1 million in the French port of Dunkirk. It will analyze the feasibility of constructing a LNG bunkering station within the Port capable of directly receiving fuel from an adjacent LNG import terminal currently under construction. The initiative is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
Source: Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency