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    Estonia's Elenger Expands LNG Bunkering

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The company will bunker two cargo ships in addition to the ferry it also refuels.

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Estonia's Elenger Expands LNG Bunkering

Estonian energy group Elenger has stepped up its LNG bunkering operations, launching refuelling services for LNG-powered ships in the Finnish port of Hanko.

Elenger has been selected to bunker two vehicle transport vessels owned by Norway’s United European Car Carriers (UECCs), it said in a September 5 statement. The company already provides bunkering to a passenger ferry belonging to Estonia’s Tallink in Tallinn and Helsinki.

“In addition to new passenger ships, new cargo vessels are changing to the LNG technology in larger and larger numbers,” Elenger board member Kalev Reiljan said. “LNG will eventually replace diesel fuel among marine fuels, which will contribute to cleaner air and cleaner Baltic Sea.”

Elenger is importing LNG to Hanko from the Novatek-operated Vysotsk LNG plant in Russia.