Finland’s state-owned LNG importer Gasum Oy has expanded its bunkering service from the Nordics to include the ARA region (Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam) following a new agreement with long-term partner Equinor to supply LNG in the region
Both companies have co-operated on various projects and LNG supply chain development for Equinor’s vessels since 2011. Lately, Gasum has been bunkering Equinor’s oil tankers that ship crude oil from the North Sea to Swedish and Baltic ports.
Gasum LNG maritime sales director Jacob Granqvist said “Equinor is one of the forerunners using LNG in their operations, and it was our first LNG customer in the maritime segment. This new agreement marks yet another milestone in our co-operation and in Gasum’s growth.”
The bunkering for Equinor will mainly be performed by Gasum’s bunker vessels Coralius and Kairos. The company said the arrangement with Equinor in the ARA area expands Gasum’s geographic scope and enables service to other customers in the area.
Earlier this year, Gasum expanded operations in the Nordic area after acquiring Linde AG’s LNG and biogas business and Nauticor’s marine bunkering activities in Germany. The company added two new LNG terminals in Nynäshamn, Sweden and Ålesund, Norway, bunkering vessels Seagas and Kairos, and 48 gas filling stations in Sweden and Norway.
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