Avenir LNG Limited has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Avenir Marine Limited, has organised the first LNG & BioLNG delivery in the Port of Lübeck, Germany.
The fuel was bunkered into TT-Line’s new Ro-Pax ferry Nils Holgersson on Friday (10 June) at the Scandinavian quay of the Baltic Sea port.
To carry out the operation Avenir partnered with German LNG infrastructure provider LIQUIND 24/7 GmbH and biomethane trader Landwärme GmbH. The fuel delivered to the vessel was 10% BioLNG.
The operation is the start of a long-term cooperation between Avenir LNG and TT-Line for the supply of LNG and BioLNG to two new Ro-Pax ferries that will transport passengers and cargo between Baltic Sea ports in Sweden, Germany, and Poland.
‘We are excited about this successful first delivery of LNG to TT-Line in Lübeck. The fact that 10% of the delivery was Bio-LNG underlines the commitment of all parties involved to reduce emissions and increase the sustainability of shipping even further through the development of a suitable small-scale LNG infrastructure,’ said Peter Mackey, CEO of Avenir LNG Limited.
Christian Schneider, Managing Director of LIQUIND 24/7, added: ‘The effective execution of this bunkering operation shows the importance of cooperation between different small-scale LNG frontrunners for the successful development of LNG supply chains for those companies that are taking the decision to reduce their environmental footprint.’
Zoltan Elek, Landwärme’s CEO, said: ‘Despite existing regulatory barriers BioLNG is the most viable solution today in order to quickly reduce emissions i.e. in maritime transport and guarantee energy security, as well as independence on a path to carbon neutrality.’
As previously reported, last month, Avenir LNG announced the delivery of the Avenir Achievement, the second 20,000 cbm dual-purpose, LNG supply and bunkering vessel (LBV) delivered from Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co.