Construction on land-based LNG facility begins at Port of Gothenburg

Image: Swedegas
Image: Swedegas – Jill Söderwall from the Port of Gothenburg and Swedegas’s Johan Zettergren broke ground for the new plant. The pipeline infrastructure can supply LNG for vessels at three berths.

Construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility has started at the Port of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Scheduled to be fully operational during 2018, the facility at Gothenburg Energy Port will complement the existing Skangas supply vessel that uses a ship-to-ship bunkering system.

National gas transmission operator Swedegas will expand the number of LNG options with its facility for safe, rapid and effective landside LNG bunkering while vessels are loading and discharging.

Energy Port Head of Commercial Operations Jill Söderwall said the first LNG bunkering took place at the Port of Gothenburg in 2016, with operating regulations and routines developed and efficiency improved.

LNG will arrive at the facility by trailer or in containers, and will be distributed via a 450-metre vacuum-insulated cryogenic pipeline to the quayside.

The European Union has prioritised the facility as an infrastructure project of common interest.

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