Another LNG bunkering first for Gasum – more projects on the way

The company has undertaken its first truck to ship bunkering operation in Germany, with the refuelling of the new research vessel, ATAIR.

The bunker delivery took place on 27 July at the Fassmer shipyard in Berne/Motzen in Germany where the ATAIR is currently under construction.

The world’s first LNG-fuelled research vessel, the ATAIR will enter into service in 2020, replacing the ‘old’ ATAIR which was commissioned in 1987. The vessel will undertake sea surveying, wreck search and research on behalf of the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).

‘Our first LNG bunkering operation with trucks in Germany was a great success and we are proud that we can support the Fassmer shipyard with this very important newbuild project, said Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director, LNG Maritime, Gasum.

‘Gasum have already supported customers with ship-to-ship deliveries in North West Europe. However, this truck-to-ship delivery underlines our commitment to expand our geographical footprint in continental Europe.

‘We are working actively on extending our business in the region and have lined up several projects in Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium.’

Lesley Bankes-Hughes

Lesley Bankes-Hughes