Fluxys Calls New Capacity for LNG Bunkering Vessels "Milestone" in Small-Scale LNG Development

Thursday March 30, 2017

Belgium-based Fluxys says new capacity for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessels at the new second jetty at the company's Zeebrugge LNG terminal marks a "milestone" toward the development of small-scale LNG.

As Ship & Bunker has reported, the jetty, which can receive LNG carriers of capacities from 2,000 cubic metres (cbm) to 217,000 cbm, was commissioned in December 2016.

"Some 200 loading slots for small LNG carriers at the second jetty have already been booked under long-term contracts," explains the company.

"The ability to receive the smallest LNG vessels means that LNG bunker ships can now berth as well: a milestone in the development of small-scale LNG and in particular the development of LNG as a ship fuel."

In January, Ship & Bunker reported that the LNG-powered Coral Energy became the first LNG carrier to berth at the second jetty at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal.