Lower emission, cleaner environment
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 LNG (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.
LNG is the cleanest marine fuel, the use of which is growing rapidly throughout the world. Using LNG also reduces noise and vibration on board.
The European Union has also adopted a plan of action for the development of a LNG bunkering network by 2025.
Eesti Gaas – the leading LNG supply and bunkering expert in the Baltic region
Eesti Gaas is the first and, as of today, the only company in the Baltic region that has developed reliable and flexible LNG delivery and truck-to-ship (TTS) bunkering capabilities. In one month, we deliver around 1300 tons of LNG and conduct an average of 65 bunkering operations.
We are ready to provide our service to all ports in the Baltic region. Do not hesitate to contact us!
For the initial sales offer, we need the input information on the fuel consumption of the vessel, the bunkering schedule and the planned technical solution.
It is also necessary to develop LNG bunkering rules in cooperation with the harbour, to draw up a safety analysis and to coordinate the relevant documents. All necessary preparatory work, documentation and approvals will be taken on by Eesti Gaas.
Your personal contact person:
Head of LNG Supply and Logistics
+372 506 9127
We deliver LNG for Tallink “Megastar” – the state-of-the-art shuttle ferry launched on Tallinn-Helsinki route in January 2017. The bunkering of the vessel takes place in the Old City Harbour (Vanasadam) of Tallinn, using the truck-to-ship method. The 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, two to four trucks at a time, depending on the vessel’s need.
Customer’s satisfaction with the reliability of our LNG supply and TTS-bunkering service is proven by the fact that after the first year of cooperation we renewed our contract for another five years. For the first-time use of LNG in the bunkering of ferries in Estonia, Eesti Gaas won the Energy Deed of the Year Prize 2017.
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 fueled vessels (excluding LNG carriers and inland waterway vessels):
LNG meets environmental requirements
LNG 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 LNG 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: