“The LNG bunkering terminal in Bremerhaven consequently produces the necessary infrastructure for the protection of the maritime environment in line with the ‘greenports’ strategy and the fulfillment of the SECA (sulphur emission control areas) requirements,” said bremenports’ Managing Director Robert Howe.
Bomin Linde LNG is also able to provide liquefied natural gas for the marine industry beyond Germany’s borders, for example, at the terminal in Nynäshamn next to Stockholm, Sweden, built by the Linde Group. Additionally, Bomin Linde LNG envisages supplying LNG at a new bunkering terminal in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where the approval request has already been submitted to the authorities. Moreover, Bomin Linde LNG is considering several bunkering facilities at additional international ports to further expand the development of the LNG infrastructure.
Starting in 2015, sulphur emission limits for ships operating in North and Baltic Sea will be reduced drastically. LNG as a transport fuel will significantly reduce emissions of sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particular matter and CO2. Based on a recent survey of HSH Nordbank, approximately one in five ship owners is planning to either retrofit his fleet with LNG propulsion or order new vessels that run on LNG.
Source: The Linde Group.