Skangas announced today the product tanker M/T Fure West was bunkered with LNG for the first time since its conversion to a triple fuel system. The bunker operation took place at the Skangas LNG terminal in the Port of Risavika near Stavanger. Skangas noted Fure West is the first vessel within the Gothia Tanker Alliance with a dual fuel engine.
“We are very proud to offer a flexible, easily accessible LNG bunkering service directly at our LNG Terminal in Risavika,” said Tor Morten Osmundsen, CEO of Skangas. “We operate a LNG infrastructure ready to provide LNG bunkering services along the coast of the Nordic countries as well as Ship-to-Ship deliveries. Availability of LNG bunkering services is not an issue any longer ”
Skangas pointed out it will by summer 2017 operate M /T Coralius with a capacity of 5800 cbm designed for ship-to-ship bunkering in icy conditions.
“We are very satisfied that we have now completed the conversion to LNG propulsion on the product tanker Fure West, and are able to offer first class shipping services to the market using the clean fuel LNG,” says Lars Höglund, CEO and owner of Furetank.
Skangas is a subsidiary of Gasum Corporation (51%), and is partly-owned by the Norwegian energy company Lyse (49%).