Gasum to supply LNG for Equinor’s shuttle tankers

3 February 2020 (Last Updated February 3rd, 2020 14:37)

Finnish state-owned energy firm Gasum has signed an agreement to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Equinor’s new shuttle tankers.

Gasum to supply LNG for Equinor’s shuttle tankers
In May, Gasum’s bunker barge Coralius made its 100th LNG delivery. Credit: Gasum Ltd.

Finnish state-owned energy firm Gasum has signed an agreement to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Equinor’s new shuttle tankers.

Shuttle tankers transport oil from offshore oil fields to onshore terminals.

Gasum said that the LNG bunkering deliveries will mainly take place in offshore Skagen, which is the most northern part of Denmark.

Deliveries will also take place at Mongstad near Bergen in Norway.

This will be effective once the shuttle tankers start operating this year.

Gasum vice-president Kimmo Rahkamo said: “We’re happy to support Equinor in its ambition towards cleaner shipping.

“Last week we celebrated the 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering performed by Coralius. That was a major milestone for us, increasing not only the numbers but also expanding the geographical area. We now bunker vessels over an area ranging all the way from Rotterdam to the Gothenburg waters.”

Gasum said that it will use its Coralius LNG bunker vessel to execute the bunkering service.

It added that it continues to invest in the LNG supply chain, moving towards providing cleaner energy.

In February 2019, LNG bunker vessel Coralius completed its 100th bunkering.

Operating on behalf of Gasum (formerly Skangas), the bunker vessel mainly operates in the North Sea and the Skagerrak area.

In October 2018, Gasum acquired Skangas by increasing its shareholding to 100%. In November 2018, Skangas was renamed Gasum.