RINA, partners launch LNG production and bunkering plan for Port Hedland, Western Australia


A trio of companies will collaborate to explore a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and bunkering plan for Port Hedland in Western Australia, in addition to the pursuit of hydrogen production onboard a marine vessel.

Pilbara Clean Fuels (PCF) aims to develop an electrified LNG plant for the production of marine bunker fuel at Port Hedland – the world’s largest iron ore export port.

According to the company, the project will enable the supply of LNG fuel through a new facility for the conversion of pipeline natural gas to LNG.

The adoption of LNG as a marine fuel is reported to be increasing in response to the growing market demand for clean marine bunker fuel for dry-bulk iron ore carriers operating round trip voyages between the Pilbara and Asia.

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