The new refuelling station, located at the Port of Nynäshamn, opened for business in mid-June.
The facility, which has been under construction for the past year, enables high-speed bunkering from two trucks at the same time and during loading or unloading operations. Previously bunkering operations were only possible using single trucks.
The bunkering station will be frequently used by two of Destination Gotland’s LNG-fuelled ferries.
‘Being able to bunker fuel from the new station is a big step forward for our operations. We fuel faster, more efficiently and during our normal operation hours. This in turn leads to a better service experience for our customers,’ commented Christer Bruzelius, CEO of Destination Gotland.
Jonas Åkermark, Sales Manager at Gasum, noted: ‘The station’s fit-for-purpose high-speed pumps allow the bunkering operation to take just 45 minutes.
Passengers disembark and embark and goods are unloaded and loaded while bunkering. High precision and prompt deliveries from our side are needed in order to keep to the vessels’ ordinary schedule.’
The station is located at Ports of Stockholm premises, only five kilometres away from Gasum’ LNG terminal.
‘Ports of Stockholm have high environmental ambitions. An important aspect is to support our customers in their work towards a more sustainable and efficient shipping,’ said Fredrik Lindstål, Board Director of Ports of Stockholm.
'Vessels powered by LNG, including a biogas blend, are showing us how to reduce the environmental impact. This example could also encourage the shipping industry to change to more sustainable fuel.’
Gasum supplies both LNG and liquefied biogas or a blend of the two from the station.