Estonia-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) energy firm Eesti Gaas has entered into a five-year LNG bunker supply agreement with local shipping and cruise firm Tallink Grupp.
It will continue providing LNG marine fuel to the LNG-powered Megastar cruise ship, an activity which has started since January 2017.
“The agreement confirms that cooperation started last January has satisfied both parties,” said Ants Noot, Chairman of the Management Board of Eesti Gaas.
“For Eesti Gaas, it has been the first major LNG project, customer`s confidence signals that we have managed to do the job well.
“Eesti Gaas has a capable international team, which now has a unique experience with LNG’s various sources of supply, logistics and technological solutions.”
Eesti Gaas used 675 LNG semi-trailers to bunker a total volume of 12,312 metric tonnes (mt) of LNG to the Megastar in 2017.The LNG fuel was brought mainly from Pskov but also from Finland and Poland.
The Megastar is bunkered in Vanasadam, directly from the LNG semi-trailer to the ship; it took two till four trailers the bunker the vessel per night depending on its needs.
Eesti Gaas has been a reliable partner in these operations, notes Janek Stalmeister, Chairman of the Management Board of Tallink.
“Our co-operation for over a year now has proved to us that LNG supply is reliable and the quality of the gas is good, therefore, we have decided to increase LNG quantities supplied by Eesti Gaas compared to last year,” he says.
Photo credit: Eesti Gaas
Published: 8 March, 2018
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