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14.09.2016 11:31
LOTOS, PGNiG Accomplish First LNG Delivery as Bunker Fuel in Poland
hipowners switch to low-emission vessels powered with LNG in order to meet the EU’s environmental requirements with respect to fuels containing up to 0.10% of sulfur
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LOTOS and PGNiG delivered 120 m³ (120 thousand litres) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as bunker fuel for SIEM HARMONY, a modern Platform Supply Vessel currently under construction in the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard, to enable its sea trials before commissioning. The gas was transported by tank cars from the Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal to the shipyard in Gdańsk. This is the very first logistic project of this kind in Poland, a fruit of cooperation between LOTOS and PGNiG, the state-owned Polish gas company said in a press release.

‘The terminal in Świnoujście allows us to efficiently transport LNG across the country. More and more vessels are powered with LNG, as a fuel ensuring compliance with the most stringent regulations pertaining to sulfur and other noxious product emissions. This is why we are going to develop our bunkering services,’ said Henryk Mucha, President of PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny.

Ships powered by dual fuel engines, considered highly advanced, run on both conventional fuel and much cleaner liquefied gas, which makes them more environmentally friendly compared with those using only conventional fuel. Shipowners switch to low-emission vessels powered with LNG in order to meet the EU’s environmental requirements with respect to fuels containing up to 0.10% of sulfur. More stringent emission limits set forth in the sulfur directive provide for a ten-fold reduction in sulfur emissions starting from 2015.


TAGS: LOTOS | PGNiG | LNG | bunker fuel | ships | shipping | Poland | LNG terminal 


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