Gunnar Helmen

Sales Manager, Marine
+47 475 09 048
gunnar.helmen@skangas.com

Mikael Lidén

Sales Manager, Marine
+46 700 00 94 47
mikael.liden@skangas.com

Bunker Desk

+46 70 000 94 47
bunkers@skangas.com

LNG for Marine

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the cleanest available marine fuel; one that is rapidly becoming more common as a cost-effective alternative.

LNG is suitable for all vessel types, including ferries, passenger ships, tankers, bulk, supply and containerships.

Skangas offers reliable and flexible LNG bunkering services in North-West Europe.

With a ship lifetime of 25 years, ship-owners should consider how to meet future demands with regards to fuel, legislation and brand building. Are you willing to go for LNG, or do you prefer to wait and see? Skangas is here to support you.

LNG is a cost-effective marine fuel

  • Competitively priced long term compared to other fuels

  • Higher energy content

  • Lower operational and maintenance costs

  • A cleaner working environment

  • Safe and proven technology

LNG is the cleanest marine fuel meeting future demands

LNG offers several benefits to both reducing local pollution and the global environment. Switching to LNG means complete removal of Sox and particles, and reduction of Nox emissions of up to 85%. In addition, LNG also reduces CO2 emissions by at least 20%.

Use of LNG as marine fuel means compliance with current and forthcoming IMO and EU regulations.

Skangas offers reliable and flexible bunkering services today

Skangas offers safe, swift bunkering operations. We strive to be in the forefront of developing operational procedures, technical solutions, and risk and safety assessments. We work together with our customers and other organizations - nationally and internationally - to share and implement best practices.

Skangas offers LNG bunkering services in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and in the ARA Region.

Bunkering may take place from shore-to-ship, truck-to-ship or ship-to-ship, depending on your sailing route, timetable and fuel needs.

Skangas also offers high quality, professional training of your personnel. Skangas Sales Managers will be your contact person to help you achieve your fuel goals.

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19.03.2018

Skangas celebrates milestone with 1,000 LNG bunkering operations in 2017

Demand for LNG on the rise in Nordics Marine Market. Skangas today announced that it completed 1,000 liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in 2017, representing more than 60% increase over previous years.

Quest for clean fuel triggers demand

Why the increase? According to Skangas, the driving force behind this rise rests in supply to new vessels both in regular routes and in tramp/spot market. The market has been waiting for the LNG bunkering vessels, which is the practice of delivering LNG to ships to use as fuel for their own consumption.

“As more and more operators convert their ships to clean fuel with LNG and dual-fuelled engines to power them, demand has risen significantly,” said Gunnar Helmen, Sales Manager - Marine for Skangas. “This is particularly true in European waters where, until recently, most of the traffic consisted of ferries and RoPax cruise ferries routinely traveling set routes. Today, the supply pattern is more diverse due to the use of a greater variety of vessels, that require different types of bunkering solutions. And we are responding directly by offering a number of solutions for this market.”

LNG is the cleanest available marine fuel; one that is rapidly becoming more commonly used as a cost-effective alternative. LNG is suitable for all vessel types, including ferries, passenger ships, tankers, bulk, supply and containerships. LNG offers several benefits by reducing local and global pollution. Switching to LNG completely removes SOx and particulates, and reduces NOx emissions by up to 85%. In addition, LNG reduces CO2 emissions by at least 20%. Use of LNG as marine fuel result in compliance with current and forthcoming IMO and EU regulations.

Custom bunker vessel Coralius ushers in ship-to-ship bunkering

Anticipating the marine market’s desire to convert to cleaner fuels, Skangas has made a concerted effort to make LNG more accessible. In addition to expanding infrastructure and improving bunkering techniques, the company put its new customized bunker-feeder vessel Coralius into operation in 2017, ushering in a new era of efficiency in LNG bunkering.

The Coralius, which delivers LNG through ship-to-ship bunkering at sea, has improved the company’s ability to be more flexible and responsive to vessels that require LNG without visiting a terminal or port. Ship-to-ship bunkering is just one of the ways that Skangas supplies LNG. Vessels also easily access LNG directly from the Skangas network of terminals, its production facility near Stavanger, and via truck-to-ship bunkering at seaports throughout the Nordics.

Truck-to-ship bunkering tops list

During 2017, the 1,000 LNG bunkering operations were carried out as follows:

  • Truck-to-ship in port: 60%
  • Terminal-to-ship: 38% (Including the Skangas LNG production facility)
  • Ship-to-ship in port or at sea: 2%

As responsible marine transport and shipping companies seek cleaner fuel alternatives to power their fleets, Skangas expects demand for LNG by the marine market to increase significantly during the coming years. “Already, the number of bunkering operations we’ve executed for the marine market is higher than in Q1 2017,” said Helmen. “Clearly, 2018 is set to be another exciting year for Skangas, as we continue to provide readily accessible LNG to industries that operate at sea and onshore throughout the Nordics.”

For further information, contact:

Gunnar Helmen, Sales Manager Marine, Skangas, Tananger, Norway
M: +47 475 09 048, E: Gunnar.Helmen@skangas.com

Trude Ravndal, Marketing Communication Manager, Skangas, Tananger, Norway
M: +47 913 01 013, E: Trude.Ravndal@skangas.com 

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25.01.2018

Coral EnergICE, first Ice Class 1A Super LNG carrier named

Coral EnergICE, the first LNG carrier holding the Ice Class 1A Super, was named today Thursday 25 January by Aino-Maija Luukkonen, Mayor of Pori, Finland. The naming ceremony took place at the Port of Turku, Finland. The 18,000 cbm LNG vessel had been delivered to its owner, Anthony Veder, by Neptun Werft in Rostock, Germany. Coral EnergICE is specially designed and constructed to operate in the Baltic Sea. Skangas operates the vessel in order to bring LNG to Skangas LNG terminal in Pori and the joint venture Manga LNG terminal Tornio in Finland.

The vessel's hull is reinforced to break through one-meter thick ice with the engines and generators designed to give the vessel extra power when sailing through thick ice and harsh winter conditions. Furthermore, this state-of-the art vessel is equipped with a dual fuel engine. It uses LNG boil-off gas as a fuel for its main and auxiliary engines, making the vessel fully compliant with future emission regulations.

On deck innovations also provide for safe operations. One such example is the cap on deck, which protects the equipment and prevents icing outside. The vessel also has additional shelters on deck with warmer platforms for the crew's feet. Heat tracing on the doors ensures that they will always open, no matter how harsh the conditions might be.

Skangas CEO, Kimmo Rahkamo says "Skangas helps its customers reach their environmental and operational targets by offering efficient and stable LNG deliveries. The new vessel supports our goal to develop the Nordic LNG infrastructure and gas market. This way, we can offer the end users in the maritime and industry sectors an even more competitive product."

Anthony Veder CEO, Jan Valkier says: "Coral EnergICE is the third LNG carrier we have delivered to our long-term customer Skangas in the past five years. The high-tech vessel is capable of serving the northern Finnish harbor of Tornio all year around, even when temperatures reach as low as -25 Celsius degrees. To ensure that it's a comfortable and friendly place for our crew to work, we engaged an ergonomic engineer to look closely at the accommodation design. I am extremely proud of the end-result."

Neptun Werft Managing Director, Raimon Strunck says: "Following the successful delivery of Coral Energy in 2012, we were delighted that Anthony Veder awarded us the construction of Coral EnergICE. The new vessel's design is based on Coral Energy, enhanced with technological innovations and construction adaptations for extreme cold weather conditions, thereby giving her the 1A Super ice class classification."

Coral EnergICE's construction was funded with the first sustainable shipping loan, fully certified in accordance with the Clean Shipping Index Guidelines by Bureau Veritas, who also verified the sustainable credentials of the transaction.

Compared to other marine fuels, LNG as a marine fuel drastically cuts both sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. It is recognized by the shipping industry as the most viable alternative fuel for the reduction of emissions. Due to the LNG capabilities of Coral EnergICE, the Business Sector's NOx fund has granted support for the development of this vessel.

Main characteristics Coral EnergICE
Length overall: 164 meters
LNG capacity: 18,000 m³
Service speed: 15.5 knots
Ice Class 1A Super, with cold notation

For further information please contact:
Skangas: Trude Ravndal, Marketing Communication Manager
T +47 91 30 10 13; E trude.ravndal@skangas.com

Anthony Veder: Nynke de Bakker, Communications Advisor
T +31 10 40 04 854; E communications@anthonyveder.com

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About Skangas
LNG Company Skangas is a leading supplier of LNG in the Nordic markets. The company provides customers with LNG for shipping, industrial and heavy-duty land transport needs. Skangas helps customers reach their environmental and operational energy goals by offering efficient and stable LNG deliveries. Skangas is a subsidiary of the Finnish natural energy gas expert, Gasum Ltd (70%) and partly-owned by the Norwegian energy company Lyse (30%). For more information: skangas.com.

About Anthony Veder
Anthony Veder, established in 1937, acquired its first gas tanker in 1969. As an integrated shipping company, it serves long-term customers by offering a safe, reliable and flexible service using a wide range of high quality gas carriers. The group is involved in all segments of gas shipping, from CO2 to ethylene and from LPG to LNG. The company also provides comprehensive and efficient technical and commercial ship management services to third parties. Anthony Veder operates a fleet of more than 30 gas tankers of which seven gas tankers are fueled by LNG. The Rotterdam based shipping company employs over 1000 people. For more information: www.anthonyveder.com.

About Neptun Werft
Neptun Werft is head Neptun Werft is headquartered in Rostock-Warnemünde and was founded in 1850. Since then, Neptun Werft has delivered more than 1.500 new ships and carried out thousands of ship repairs. Today, Neptun Werft is among the market leaders in the river cruise shipbuilding industry. It has approximately 500 experienced employees, trains some 50 trainees in six different professions and is among the most important employers is Rostock. Further information is available at neptunwerft.de.

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19.11.2017

First shipload of liquefied natural gas to Northern Finland delivered to Manga LNG terminal

The first shipload of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrival to the LNG import terminal in Tornio, Finland, on Sunday November 19, 2017.

The Manga LNG natural gas import terminal in Röyttä Harbor, Tornio, is a joint venture of the industrial companies Outokumpu and SSAB Europe, the energy company EPV Energy and the LNG company Skangas. LNG was shipped to the terminal by Coral Energy, a time-chartered LNG carrier operated by Skangas. Once completed in summer 2018, the import terminal will be the largest LNG terminal in the Nordic countries and the second LNG terminal in Finland. Northern Finland’s gas and fuel market will be diversified as a new fuel – LNG – enabling deliveries to industry, marine transport and heavy-duty road transport outside the gas pipeline network will become available in the market.

Once completed, the Tornio LNG terminal will serve the entire Bay of Bothnia region as well as industrial and mining operators, maritime transport and heavy-duty road transport in Northern Finland, Northern Sweden and Northern Norway. Wärtsilä, the company responsible for construction delivery, is now preparing the terminal for commissioning. Commercial deliveries to customers such as Outokumpu Tornio Works, EPV Energy and SSAB Raahe will begin in summer 2018.

”We’re increasing the competitiveness of our steel mill by switching from propane to LNG. At the same time we’re reducing our production costs thanks to more stable energy prices. Our aim is to cut our direct carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, and switching to LNG supports this target very well,” says Martti Sassi, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, Tornio, from Outokumpu.

Access to LNG is an important competitiveness factor for current industrial operators in the area as well as for the Port of Tornio. The terminal aims to respond to the needs of industry as well as maritime and road transport, and an LNG logistics chain will also be completed for the site. Maritime transport customers will include LNG-powered cargo ships and the new icebreaker Polaris.

The construction of the Tornio import terminal has progressed according to the planned schedule without any accidents resulting in absence from work. The project’s total investment is around €110 million. Once operational, the terminal will employ around 7 people directly and around 30 people indirectly.

”The terminal construction project has been a great success. Almost 1,400 people have taken part in construction work on the site. The employment effect of the construction project is estimated to be around 320 full-time equivalent years of employment. Finishing work and preparation for commissioning for customer use are now taking place at the terminal,” says Wärtsilä Business Development Manager Timo Mahlanen.

”It’s a historic moment to receive the first LNG shipment to Northern Finland. We’re strengthening Finland’s energy independence and our position as a leading LNG player in the Nordic countries. LNG helps achieve significant emission reductions and at the same time ensure the continued competitiveness of Finnish export industry,” says Skangas CEO Kimmo Rahkamo.

LNG meets the requirements set by the Sulphur Directive regulating shipping emissions as well as the stricter emission limits to be applied in the future. LNG can be also used to replace the use of petroleum-based fuels in industry, energy production and heavy-duty road transport. Using LNG instead of oil helps achieve significant cuts in particulate as well as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. The use of LNG also enables a switch to liquefied biogas (LBG) without any additional investments.

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For further information please contact:
Mika Kolehmainen, CEO, Manga LNG
Phone: +358 40 8309509, firstname.surname@manga-lng.com

The Manga LNG natural gas import terminal in Röyttä, Tornio, is a joint venture of the industrial companies Outokumpu and SSAB Europe, the energy company EPV Energy and the LNG company Skangas. The purpose of the terminal is to diversify the gas and fuel markets of the Northern region by providing Northern industry, energy production and maritime transport with a more environmentally friendly and inexpensive alternative.

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