Swedish firm OxGas, owned by the Port of Oxelösund in Sweden, has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to act as ’owner’s engineer’ in developing and constructing a multi-functional terminal for liquefied methane-based fuels in the port
The terminal will be designed to feed both LNG and green methane derived from biogas to SSAB’s steel production operations in Oxelösund and to redistribute it via train and trailers to other parts of Sweden.
The terminal will also feature a bunkering solution enabling vessels to bunker LNG and other methane-based fuels in the port of Oxelösund directly from the terminal.
OxGas and Port of Oxelösund chief executive Douglas Heilborn said “After its construction in two years, the terminal will be a key element in the development of the port, Oxelösund as city and the accessibility to liquefied methane in Sweden in the coming decades.”
OxGas has engaged MAN Energy Solutions to support them in developing functionality designed and built to offer high-quality operational performance and flexibility for the future.
Mr Heilborn said this will be the biggest investment ever made in the port of Oxelösund and added that MAN Energy Solutions were OxGas’ chosen partners because of their experience in offering cryogenic and complex multifunctional energy solutions.
In 2015, MAN Energy Solutions took over fuel gas specialist Cryo AB and fully integrated it into MAN’s business.
Under the brand MAN Cryo, the company offers systems for storing, distributing and handling liquefied gases.
MAN Cryo head Louise Andersson said “We have been closely involved in developing previous LNG terminal projects in Sweden and we look forward to supporting OxGas and the Port of Oxelösund in developing their new business.”