NEOT Becomes First Company In Port Of Södertälje To Receive LNG From BSV
The world’s largest bunker supply vessel for liquified natural gas (LNG), ‘Kairos’, conducted the first-ever LNG supply operation in the port of Södertälje on the 12th of September. 150 tons of LNG was bunkered from ‘Kairos’ to ‘Ternsund’ that is chartered by the Finnish fuel supply company North European Oil Trade (NEOT).
Åsa Boström, Controller at the Port of Södertälje said, “The first LNG bunker operation was a huge success and the cooperation between the terminal and port operators, the crews on board of the LNG bunker vessel and the receiving vessel went very well. Establishing alternative fuels in the port fits perfectly well into our overall strategy to minimize environmental impact and emissions. Supporting the development of solutions, which benefit both the business and the environment, is an investment in the future of our port.”
It was the first LNG bunker operation in the port of Södertälje. It was also the first one in the Baltic Sea with normal cargo being unloaded in the parallel.
Sonja NeRhover, Director of LNG Portfolio at Nauticor, highlighting the importance of this operation said, “The first SIMOPS LNG bunker operation at an oil terminal in the Baltic Sea marks an important milestone for the development of the LNG supply infrastructure. We are happy to have been chosen by NEOT as a partner for this operation and see a profound basis for future operations after such a successful first run.”
This operation puts into force the contract signed by Nauticor that is a leading supplier of LNG and NEOT which is also an important independent fuel supply company of the Baltic Sea region. This agreement includes the supply of LNG to the product tankers of NEOT that run on environmentally friendly fuel.
According to Satu Mattila, Head of planning, shipping, and operations at NEOT, “Our vision is to become the most innovative and cost-efficient fuel solutions supply company. We are continuously seeking ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, including shipping. LNG is an established fuel solution with a lower environmental impact that has been used in our shipping operations for years. We are continuously developing more flexible sourcing options for LNG together with our partners, and the first LNG bunkering in SOdertalje is again another great step forward.”
Emissions like sulfur, nitrogen, particle matters and carbon dioxide can be reduced significantly by using LNG.
PR Reference: Vesselfinder