Total completes 1st ship-to-containership LNG bunkering in France
French energy giant Total on May 3 said it had completed the first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation in France.
The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel in operation, Total’s Gas Agility¸ on April 30 completed the refuelling at Port of Dunkirk of the world’s largest LNG-powered containership, the CMA CGM Jacques Saade, with around 16,400 m3 of LNG, the company said. This inaugural operation also marks Dunkerque LNG terminal’s first loading of a small-scale LNG vessel and the Terminal des Flandres’ first LNG bunkering operation with simultaneous cargo operations, Total added.
Since starting operation in November 2020 Gas Agility has delivered more than 160,000 m³ of LNG bunker in Rotterdam where it is based. Gas Agility is designed to serve a broad range of vessels from various segments, including CMA CGM’s 23,000 TEUs LNG-fuelled container ships.
By 2022, the Gas Agility’s sistership, another 18,600 m³ newbuild LNG bunker vessel, will join Total’s LNG bunker fleet to serve the Mediterranean region. Simultaneously, Total will share the use of a third bunker vessel in Singapore, it said.