Elenger takes delivery of LNG bunkering vessel
Estonia's Elenger has taken delivery of what will be the first LNG bunkering vessel to operate in the Gulf of Finland area, the company said on October 22.
Elenger has been providing truck-to-ship LNG bunkering for five years, but has now received the Optimus LNG bunkering vessel from Dutch shipbuilding group Damen. The 100-m vessel will carry up to 6,000 m3 of LNG in two tanks.
"With this first LNG bunkering vessel, Elenger has significantly expanded its LNG distribution business in the Baltic region," the company said in a statement.
Elenger currently bunkers ferries belong to Estonia's Tallink Group, and has pre-agreements in place to bunker other clients operating cargo and container vessels, tankers and cruise ships.
Though operated by Elenger, the Optimus is owned by Estonian investment firm Infortar. Its construction was funded by the EU through its Connecting Europe Facility, and Finnish financial services group OP Financial.