Gasum completes its 100th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Corialus performed its 100th LNG bunkering Feb 21

In another demonstration that LNG bunkering is now becoming routine in many areas, Espoo, Finland headquartered Gasum reports that the 5,800 cu.m bunkering vessel Coralius, carried out its 100th LNG bunkering on February 21.

Coralius operates on behalf of Gasum (former Skangas) primarily in the North Sea and the Skagerrak area.

Gasum says that ship-to-ship bunkering has significantly increased its flexibility and responsiveness to vessels that require LNG but are unable to visit a terminal or a port.

“100 ship-to-ship bunkerings is a great milestone for Gasum as well as for our customers. With Coralius, we have been able to perform bunkering to different types of vessels, which is quite unique and demands us to be prepared for all types of vessels. The bunkering operations are swift and safe, and we have received great feedback from our customers. Coralius has definitely increased Gasum’s flexibility as an LNG supplier,” says Kimmo Rahkamo, Vice President, natural gas and LNG, Gasum.

In 2019, Coralius will perform more bunkering operations than in 2018. Gasum foresees an increase in the average amount of delivered stem, as it will perform bunkerings on shuttle tankers and other larger vessels. As experience has built, Coralius has also increased its efficiency, with LNG bunkering operations becoming faster. They are now nearly as quick as normal oil bunkerings, says Gasum, adding that this has also increased customer satisfaction.

Coralius was built by the Royal Bodewes shipyard in the Netherlands and is the first European built LNG bunker and distribution vessel.

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