Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Brittany Ferries have signed a multi-year contract to supply LNG for the Honfleur in the port of Ouistreham, France. In June Brittany Ferries confirmed an order for the new LNG powered cruise ferry. The ferry will operate between Ouistreham and Portsmouth, England from 2019.
Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions has partnered with two other French companies to implement the supply chain using ISO containers for LNG bunkering. The agreement with Dunkerque LNG covers the construction of an automated truck loading dock where the containers will be filled with LNG. The agreement with Groupe Charles André covers the supply and transportation of ISO containers equipped with geolocation trackers and pressure sensors. Transported by truck from the LNG terminal of Dunkirk to the port of Ouistreham, the containers will be lifted aboard the cruise ferry using onboard cranes, to supply a fixed LNG storage tank at the rear of the superstructure. Once empty, the containers will be offloaded at the next call at Ouistreham and replaced by full containers.
Olivier Jouny, Managing Director of Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions said, “The agreement with Brittany Ferries is a landmark one — our first contract to supply LNG bunker. In addition, the work carried out with Dunkerque LNG and Groupe Charles André has made it possible to supply the LNG by developing a safe, innovative logistics solution thanks in particular to the digitalization of container tracking. We are proud of these agreements, which mark a milestone in the growth of LNG in France.”