- Published: Friday, 29 July 2016 06:49
EVOL LNG announced it has been approved by Fremantle Ports in Western Australia to bunker liquefied natural gas, providing access to the cleaner shipping fuel alternative for LNG-powered marine vessels visiting Fremantle Port.
It comes after Woodside announced in April that it had signed a five-year charter contract with Norwegian company Siem Offshore Australia Pty Ltd to deliver Australia’s first LNG-powered marine support vessel next year.
The availability of LNG as a bunker fuel will be delivered from EVOL LNG’s Kwinana LNG plant. EVOL LNG’s Business Manager, Nick Rea, said he was confident that global fleet of LNG-fueled ships would continue to grow, and that EVOL LNG was well placed to support the growth.
“Our decision to provide LNG bunkering to the shipping industry is based on a long-term strategy,” Mr Rea said. “Over the past decade, we’ve seen the number of LNG-fueled ships in operation worldwide increase steadily from a handful to more than 70, with an additional 80 to be build in coming years.”
EVOL LNG is managed by Kleenheat, which is part of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilizers, a part of Wesfarmers Limited.