Avenir LNG Restricted has introduced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Avenir LNG B.V., has efficiently carried out Germany’s first direct LNG unloading operation from a transport vessel into vehicles. On February 22/23, the small scale LNG transport vessel ‘Avenir Ascension’ unloaded LNG immediately into transport vehicles within the Port of Mukran, Germany. The vehicles have been supplied by world vitality dealer Vitol and transported the chilled gas onwards to its rising European truck fuelling station community, which is owned and operated by Vitol’s subsidiary, ViGo Bioenergy GmbH.
Peter Mackey, CEO of Avenir LNG Restricted, mentioned: “We’re enthusiastic about this profitable LNG ship-to-truck operation within the Port of Mukran. This milestone underlines our dedication to make sure the provision of vitality for our prospects worldwide by offering the complete small scale provide chain from the main vitality hubs to the tip prospects. We are going to proceed to develop our provide portfolio, consisting of vessels, terminals, and trucking operations, and ship-to-truck unloading operations are going to finish our presents for purchasers within the marine, trade, and transport sector. Germany has moved rapidly to construct out massive scale LNG import infrastructure to assist fuel safety of provide into the grid. This new ship-to-truck initiative is focussed on supplying the German marketplace for trucked LNG which is likely one of the largest markets in Europe and is thus far not served by any of the big scale FSRU primarily based tasks.”
The operation in Mukran was ready as a pilot undertaking to exhibit the viability of organising an vitality provide chain for decentralised areas with out the requirement for big scale LNG unloading and terminal infrastructure. The vessel was at berth for 3 days, with LNG unloading operations accomplished throughout this time. The mandatory preparations for the take a look at operation have been accomplished inside weeks somewhat than the prolonged improvement interval required for bigger, everlasting infrastructure, akin to onshore terminals or FSRUs. The brief improvement time permits Avenir to develop its world LNG small scale provide infrastructure in keeping with buyer necessities and arrange LNG and bio-LNG provide chains quickly and in a versatile method sooner or later in different areas, too.
With Vitol S.A. being the client for this take a look at operation and its 100% subsidiary ViGo Providers GmbH offering the truck loading service within the Port of Mukran, Avenir has discovered two robust companions throughout the identical group of corporations for this take a look at case.
Christian Schneider, Managing Director of ViGo Bioenergy GmbH, added: “The ViGo Bioenergy truck fuelling station community is rising considerably and we’re increasing into new areas. Subsequently, we’re all the time in search of new and revolutionary methods to safe the LNG and bio-LNG wants of our prospects from the transport trade. The partnership with Avenir LNG for the direct loading of LNG from a vessel into our vehicles proves that we’re all the time going the additional mile to attain these targets and we’re in search of extra methods to work along with our companions.”
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