Gasum’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel Coralius has made its 100th bunkering on Thursday (21 February) in her 18th month of operations.
Coralius is operating on behalf of Gasum (former Skangas) and the vessel mainly operates in the North Sea and the Skagerrak area.
“100 ship-to-ship bunkerings is a great milestone for Gasum as well as for our customers,” says Kimmo Rahkamo, Vice President, natural gas and LNG, Gasum.
“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.”
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 bigger vessels.
Coralius has also increased its efficiency due to LNG bunkering operations becoming faster – they are now nearly as quick as normal oil bunkerings, which has also increased customer satisfaction.
Coralius was built by the Royal Bodewes in the Netherlands and is the first European built LNG bunker and distribution vessel. It is equipped with state-of-the-art LNG transfer equipment for bunkering and has a cargo capacity of 5,800 m3.
Photo credit: Gasum
Published: 28 February, 2019
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