Test run of LNG filling spells positive future for industry in Germany


In Bremerhaven the car and passenger ferry MS Ostfriesland, owned by AG EMS, was fuelled for the first time ever with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The initial fuelling of the approximately 94m long Borkum ferry was conducted by Bomin Linde LNG. After completing safety checks, 40 cubic metres of LNG was transferred into the Borkum ferry’s tank within a short period of time.

“We are very happy about this successful test run, which was carried out safely and quickly under the supervision of Bomin Linde LNG”, said AG EMS Managing Director Dr. Bernard Brons.

“This was possible, because the interactions between our partners worked well and Bomin Linde LNG comprehensively prepared and planned the entire fuelling process in advance and obtained all required permits. This first activity will bring us closer to our plan of starting scheduled LNG operations of the MS Ostfriesland in June.”

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