Cryostar and KC LNG (LNG division of MAKEEN Energy) have been awarded a contract for building an LNG ship bunkering and truck fueling facility in Europe’s no. 1 breakbulk port of Antwerp. The project promotors of the facility are Fluxys, G&V, Titan LNG and Rolande, some of the strongest names in the European LNG industry.
Cryostar and KC LNG are set to commission the LNG facility in the first quarter of 2020. It will allow Fluxys, G&V, Titan LNG and Rolande to substantially widen the LNG fueling options at quay 526/528 in the port of Antwerp, where currently truck-to-ship bunkering is offered.
LNG-powered inland waterway ships will be able to dock at quay 526/528 for bunkering from a fixed storage unit, while LNG trucks will be able to refuel at the facility as well. Furthermore, mid 2020 the FlexFueler002 LNG bunkering barge will become operational in the greater Antwerp port area enabling safe and efficient ship-to-ship LNG bunkering on a larger scale.
“We are proud to be part of delivering this solution with some of the leading LNG players in Europe. We think that this project is yet another testament to the rapid development of the LNG market. Easily accessible and affordable LNG is in high demand, and we want to be at the forefront with more solutions that accommodate this demand,” said Frej Olsen, Head of Group LNG MAKEEN Energy.
Source: KC LNG