Gasum is expanding its bunkering area from the Nordic countries to Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) in the Netherlands and Belgium. This is made possible by a new agreement with the energy company Equinor, under which Gasum will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Equinor. The companies have already been cooperating successfully since 2011.
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Gasum is expanding its bunkering area from the Nordic countries to Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) in the Netherlands and Belgium. The company has entered into a new agreement with its long-term partner Equinor for LNG supplies to Equinor in the ARA.
Equinor is an international energy company headquartered in Norway. Gasum and Equinor have been cooperating on several projects and the development of the LNG supply chain for Equinor's vessels since 2011. Recently, Gasum has bunkered LNG for Equinor's oil tankers transporting crude oil from the North Sea to Swedish and Baltic ports.
“We are proud that Equinor chose Gasum as its partner in the ARA region. Equinor is a pioneer in the use of LNG and was the first of our LNG customers in the shipping segment. Our new agreement once again marks a new milestone in our cooperation and in Gasum's growth, ”says Jacob Granqvist , Gasum's Vice President, Marine Sales .
Gasum supplies LNG consignments to Equinor mainly through its Coralius and Cairo bunkering vessels. The cooperation with Equinor in the ARA area expands Gasum's existing business area and also enables service to other customers in the area. This supports Gasum's goal of creating solutions that can make the shipping industry carbon-free.
LNG as a marine fuel
LNG is the most environmentally friendly marine fuel and meets the requirements of the Maritime Sulfur Directive as well as future stricter emission limits for, for example, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and carbon dioxide emissions. The use of LNG generates no sulfur dioxide or particulate emissions and reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 85%. LNG can also reduce CO2 emissions by about 20%.