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06-07-2015

Fjord Line Planning for General LNG Bunkering as Operations Begin at Denmark's First LNG Terminal

"We wish to expand the terminal so that ... we can also offer bunkering to other ships running on LNG," says Morten Larsen, CEO, Fjord Line.

Denmark's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, operated by Fjord Line A/S, has begun operations at the Port of Hirtschals, the port announced Wednesday.

The terminal is initially only supplying LNG to Fjord Line's own vessels, but plans are already underway to offer general LNG bunkering.

"We wish to expand the terminal so that, in addition to bunkering our own two cruise ferries, M/S Bergensfjord and M/S Stavangerfjord, we can also offer bunkering to other ships running on LNG," said Morten Larsen, CEO,\u00a0Fjord Line.

"With this, we are expanding the commercial foundation for the development of LNG supply for ships on one of the world's most trafficked sailing routes."

Port Chairman Anker Laden-Andersen added that LNG market in Europe is only just beginning, with the port overall aiming to position itself in a favourable position in the future.

"This makes it highly important and extremely positive for the port that we continuously work with companies such as Fjord Line that focus on developing the market for one of the fuels of the future," he said.

The facility was first announced mid-last year.

At the time, it was reported that the terminal would have an on-site storage tank with a gross volume of 500 cubic metres and the capability to bunker LNG at 400 cubic metres of LNG per hour.


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