Marine LNG Zeebrugge, a joint venture of the Gas4Sea partners - ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK - has signed an agreement with the Norwegian multinational energy group Equinor for supplying their four crude shuttle tankers with LNG as marine fuel in particular in the port of Rotterdam.
The four planned dual fuel vessels are to come into service in early 2020; they will be operated by Equinor in Northern European seas.
Marine LNG Zeebrugge will supply LNG using the LNG bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge which started operations in 2017. She is currently performing ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services in the port of Zeebrugge, in Belgium.
ENGIE Zeebrugge holds an LNG capacity of 5,000 m3 and is designed to serve a full range of shipping customers.
Gas4Sea is a commercial brand jointly launched by ENGIE, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK in 2016 to develop the use of LNG as a sustainable, reliable, safe and cost-effective alternative to conventional oil-based marine fuels. Its purpose and ambition is to accompany the shipping sector in the upcoming transition towards a greener maritime environment, in Europe and worldwide.
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About Mitsubishi Corporation and its Energy Business
Mitsubishi Corporation currently has seven Business Groups which develop operations in the diverse fields of Global Environmental & Infrastructure Business; Industrial Finance, Logistics & Development; Energy Business; Metals; Machinery; Chemicals; and Living Essentials.
Mitsubishi Corporation’s Energy group aspires to make a valuable contribution to society through the provision of stable supplies of energy. Our business model seeks to cover areas ranging from upstream to downstream in the energy value chain. We explore for, develop and produce oil and gas, and have investments in numerous LNG projects and related business model worldwide.
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha is one of the world's leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2018, the NYK Group was operating 797 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes and trucks. The group’s vessel fleet includes 71 LNG carriers (including those owned by equity method affiliates) and 65 other types of tankers operated in the energy transportation division. Also in August 2015, the innovative LNG-fueled tugboat named “Sakigake” was added to the fleet and subsequently the world’s first two dual fuel LNG PCTCs through the joint venture with Wallenius Lines in 2016 Contributing to the betterment of societies, NYK continues to promote next-generation LNG fuel, which is a cleaner alternative to heavy oil, for the sustainable creation of corporate value and social value in accordance with the company's basic philosophy of “Bringing value to life,” which has inspired the group to positively address the tough issues that challenge our society.
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