Polarbase LNG bunkering facility started

published on: 31 May 2017

Barents NaturGass said its Polarbase LNG bunkering facility started operations.

Polarbase LNG station expansion

In 2014, the first part of the LNG plant at Polarbase was put into operation replacing truck-to-ship operation. As a result, the delivery capacity increased to approximately 200 cubic meters. The latest expansion allows for the bunkering of 1000 cubic meters in one operation.

The facility has an LNG storage capacity of 1250 cubic meters and a pump capacity of 90 tons per hour and is equipped to handle vessels longer than 250 meters with a 13-meter draft, the company said in its statement.

Polarbase LNG station start operations

On april 25 2017, the Polarbase LNG station was opened by Noway’s Oil ad Energy minister.

The company now said that the bunkering facility has been tested for different ships, from the small Statoil tugboats to the Coastal Guard and ENI┬┤s supply vessel, including the tanker Bit Viking with 1000 cubic meters of LNG storage on board.

Hence, the station is open for business.

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