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Swedegas in collaboration with Port of Gothenburg

LNG Gothenburg

Flexible infrastructure

Shipping needs fuel that can satisfy increasingly stringent emission controls. LNG, liquefied natural gas, is currently the cleanest marine fuel available. Swedegas is therefore investing in a new, flexible gas infrastructure at the Port of Gothenburg – an infrastructure that is capable of handling both LNG and renewable gas (LBG, liquefied biogas). It is intended mainly to supply fuel to the shipping sector.

The first phase involves bunkering at the quayside. A solution of this nature has been sought by the shipping industry for some time, and the concept has been designed in close partnership with shipping companies and other market organisations.

The film shows how bunkering takes place.

As market demand increases, the facility can be expanded. It should then be possible for the enlarged facility to be connected to the gas transmission network in western Sweden. As with the transmission network, which transports both natural gas and biogas, the new facility will be flexible, allowing it to also be used for the storage and transport of renewable gas.

In the video below we describe how we are seeking to develop the infrastructure for LNG at the port of Gothenburg.

COLLABORATION AT THE PORT

The establishment of an LNG facility in Gothenburg was initiated by the infrastructure company Swedegas, which owns the Swedish gas transmission network. Swedegas is working in collaboration with the Port of Gothenburg.

Swedegas
Swedegas is an infrastructure company that invests in smart energy systems. The company owns the gas transmission network, transporting energy to distributors and directly connected customers. Extending from Dragør in Denmark to Stenungsund in Sweden, the network supplies 33 municipal areas with gas, as well as industrial enterprises and several combined heat and power plants. Swedegas is in the process of developing an infrastructure for biogas and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Swedegas is owned by the European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF II), which is managed by First State Investments.

The Swedegas head office is in Gothenburg.

Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia. Almost 30 per cent of Swedish foreign trade passes through the port. It has a wide range of services, with direct links to 130 destinations throughout the world.

The Port of Gothenburg is a full-service port with terminals for containers, ro-ro, cars and passengers, as well as oil and other energy products. The Energy Port in Gothenburg is the largest general energy port in Scandinavia. Several refineries and storage companies have operating facilities there. The advantageous geographical location and the investments being made by the port in safety and sustainability have made Gothenburg one of the largest bunker ports in the world.