Hamina LNG Teams Up with Rohe and Glander for First Ship Bunkering

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Hamina LNG first Vessel Bunkering

Hamina LNG is celebrating a triumphant start to the year with a flurry of activity and newfound interest in their services, resulting in the acquisition of new customers. This week marked a historic milestone for the company as they successfully concluded the first-ever ship LNG bunkering at the Hamina LNG terminal. This achievement was made possible through a collaborative effort with Rohe Solutions and Glander International Bunkering.

The burgeoning interest in Hamina LNG comes at a time when the number of ships utilizing LNG/LBG (liquefied natural gas/liquefied biogas) is on the rise. Utilizing Hamina LNG’s refueling arm at their berth offers significant advantages, ensuring ships receive a full tank of colder LNG directly from storage.

In response to the escalating demand, Hamina LNG has announced the availability of spot capacity during the months of April to June. While the current storage booking level remains high, there is still space available from April onwards. Interested parties are urged to act swiftly as availability may change rapidly.

Hamina LNG Oy has issued a notification regarding spot capacity services, offering opportunities for Terminal Users to reserve capacities for storage and regasification services. These capacities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, emphasizing the importance of prompt action.

The spot capacities available for reservations from April 2024 to June 2024 include:

  • Storage Service capacity: 195 slots (650 MWh each)
  • Regasification Service capacity (Quarter): 5750 slots (MWh/d)
  • Fixed truck loading capacity: 720, 744, and 720 pieces for April, May, and June respectively.

Additionally, monthly Regasification Service capacity will be auctioned at the end of each Gas Month for the following month.

New Terminal Users seeking spot capacity services are required to follow a comprehensive booking procedure outlined by Hamina LNG. This process involves submitting necessary documents and complying with the terms and conditions set forth by the company.

Once the Terminal Services Contract (TSC) is signed, successful applicants can access Hamina LNG’s services, facilitated through a dedicated customer portal on the company’s website.

Hamina LNG’s commitment to providing efficient and reliable LNG services underscores its position as a key player in the energy industry. With increasing interest and demand for LNG/LBG, Hamina LNG is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of maritime fueling and energy distribution.

About Hamina LNG

Hamina LNG-terminal stands as a beacon of innovation and connectivity at the port of Hamina, situated in Southeastern Finland along the shores of the Baltic Sea. As the sole onshore LNG-terminal in Finland integrated into the national gas grid, we are proud to offer unparalleled access to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet the evolving energy needs of the region.

Our strategic location fosters exceptional business opportunities, serving as a pivotal hub for energy distribution and maritime operations. Hamina LNG Oy, the driving force behind the terminal, is a dynamic joint venture between Hamina Energy Ltd, Estonian energy leader Alexela, and renowned Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä.

Hamina Energy Ltd, a municipal energy distribution company, has been instrumental in providing essential electricity, heat, gas, and other vital services to the Hamina region, ensuring the well-being and prosperity of its residents.

The journey of Hamina LNG began in 2012 when Hamina Energy Ltd initiated project development. With the backing of a €27.7 million investment subsidy from the Finnish state in 2014, the project gained momentum. In 2015, Hamina LNG Oy was established through collaboration between Hamina Energy Ltd and Alexela, laying the foundation for a groundbreaking partnership.

The pivotal investment decision for the LNG terminal was made in June 2017, with Wärtsilä selected as the supplier, subsequently becoming one of the project’s stakeholders. Construction commenced in October 2017, marking the beginning of a transformative phase in energy infrastructure development.

In September 2018, amidst great anticipation, the groundbreaking ceremony heralded the start of a new era in LNG distribution. Finally, in October 2022, the commercial commissioning of the terminal symbolized the culmination of years of dedication and collaborative effort.

At Hamina LNG, we are not just providers of energy; we are catalysts for progress, driving sustainable development and shaping the future of energy distribution in Finland and beyond.

Source Hamina LNG