Euroservices Now Providing LNG Bunkering at Zeebrugge

first_imgzoom As of late June, liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering has become available at the Euroservices Terminal at Zeebrugge, Belgium after the first such refuelling operation proved to be a success.The multi-purpose LNG Carrier Coral Methane (7500 cbm), owned by Anthony Veder, was the first to tests the service. The vessel called at the port of Zeebrugge on June 29th for purging and conditioning operations at Euroservices Terminal. After discharging a cargo of ethylene at the port of Stenungsund, the LNG carrier arrived in Zeebrugge under last cargo vapors ethylene in order to change cargo atmosphere from ethylene to methane for her next charter agreement with AGA Gas.The cargo tanks of the vessel were successfully purged with purity shore nitrogen till requested specifications, ready for next cargo LNG.The LNG was delivered with several trucks by GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions in order to perform gas up and cool down operations.These operations took place on basis top-spray in/top-purge out with a flare return line available to flare off overpressure (nitrogen/LNG).Once cargo tanks were fully cooled down with LNG to -145 degrees Celsius, additional LNG was delivered to the vessel as heel and fuel.This first LNG operation at Euroservices Terminal was planned and prepared with Anthony Veder, GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions and Euroservices.Anton Aerts, Commercial Manager GDF SUEZ LNG Solutions said: “We succeeded in having a full LNG tanker truck and operator available at the Coral Methane during the three days of the operation, so it could proceed without delay.”Press Release; July 16th, 2014; Images: Zeebrugge Portlast_img

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