High-tech cryogenic equipment supplier Cryostar and KC LNG, the LNG division of Makeen Energy, have been awarded the contract for building an LNG ship bunkering and truck fuelling facility in Antwerp, Belgium.

Set to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2020, the facility will allow Fluxys, G&V, Titan LNG and Rolande to substantially widen the LNG fuelling options at quay 526/528 in the port, where currently truck-to-ship bunkering is offered.

LNG-powered inland waterway ships will be able to dock at quay 526/528 for bunkering from a fixed storage unit while LNG-powered trucks will be able to refuel at the facility as well.

The FlexFueler002 LNG bunkering barge is expected to become operational in the greater Antwerp port area in mid-2020, enabling safe and efficient Ship-to-Ship LNG bunkering on a larger scale.

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Source: KC LNG

An illustration of the planned LNG bunkering station (truck refuelling facility not shown).

With increasing focus on sustainability and green solutions, the reduction of harmful emissions offered by LNG is an attractive feature for more and more companies.

KC LNG believes that this new project in Antwerp is only a sign of more things to come.

“We are proud to be part of delivering this solution with some of the leading LNG players in Europe,” Frej Olsen, Head of Group LNG MAKEEN Energy, said.

“We think that this project is yet another testament to the rapid development of the LNG market.”

“Easily accessible and affordable LNG is in high demand, and we want to be at the forefront with more solutions that accommodate this demand.”