LNG - clean fuel with reasonable cost
The leading LNG supply and bunkering expertise in the Baltic Sea region
Eesti Gaas is a major LNG supplier and the biggest truck-to-ship (TTS) bunkering service provider in the Northern Europe.
In one month, we deliver around 1300 tons of LNG and conduct an average of 65 TTS bunkering operations.
Early 2021 Eesti Gaas will bring a brand new LNG bunker vessel to the Gulf of Finland area to serve environmentally friendly vessels.
We are ready to provide our services to all companies in the region.
Your personal contact:
Head of LNG department
+372 506 9127
The new bunker vessel is being built by the Dutch shipyard Damen Group and will be delivered in the spring of 2021.
The ship will load liquefied natural gas in the Baltic Sea region terminals for distribution in the Baltic area. It will predominantly operate in the Gulf of Finland area.
The vessel will be capable of carrying out bunkering operations both in ports and on sea, at designated anchorage points.
Main particulars of the new bunker vessel:
- Finnish-swedish ice class 1A
- Length 100 m, draft 5 m
- 2 x 3000 m3 C-type tanks (max pressure 4.5 bar)
- Dual fuel propulsion, max speed 13.4 knots
- bunkering speed 4 x 250 m3/h
Truck-to-ship bunkering in Tallinn, Helsinki and Hanko
Eesti Gaas (Elenger on export markets) provides TTS bunkering service in Tallinn harbour in Estonia and Helsinki and Hanko harbours in Finland. Our nine semi-trailers produced by the leading German manufacturer Gofa, are equipped with powerful Cryostar 1000 l/min pumps that allow the bunkering to be carried out in 45 minutes. In one month, we conduct an average of 65 bunkering operations.
We are the sole supplier and bunkering service provider to Tallink Megastar, a shuttle ferry launched on Tallinn-Helsinki route in January 2017.
LNG – the best marine fuel
Since 2015, the sulfur content in marine fuel used on the Baltic Sea must not exceed 0.10 %. To meet the requirement, ship operators have three options: start using low sulfur fuel, install scrubbers or switch to liquefied natural gas.
LNG provides an efficient combination of ecological and economic benefits, thus allowing both to save on fuel costs, as well as to meet environment protection requirements.
Liquefied natural gas reduces noise and vibration on board and its use is rapidly growing throughout the world.
The European Union has also adopted a plan of action for the development of a liquefied natural gas bunkering network by 2025.
The number of LNG ships is growing
- The size of the fleet using LNG is growing worldwide. Estimations of growth pace vary, but there is a broad consensus on the overall upward trend.
- LNG suits all types of vessels, both, ferries and passenger ships, as well as tankers, container ships and other cargo ships.
Number of LNG ships (excluding carriers and inland waterway vessels):
LNG meets environmental requirements
It helps to reduce both global carbon dioxide emissions, as well as local air pollution. The transition to LNG completely eliminates sulphur oxides’ and fine particles’ and substantially reduces nitrogen oxides’ emissions. CO2 emissions will also be significantly reduced.
The use of liquefied natural gas as marine fuel ensures compliance with the requirements for emissions set by the International Maritime Organization and the European Union.
LNG vs. heavy fuel oil pollution indicators: