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LNG to be available in Hamburg and Bremerhaven by 2015: Bomin Linde LNG starts the implementation process for both terminals

Starting from the strategic hubs Hamburg and Bremerhaven, neighbouring ports
such as Kiel, Lübeck, Rostock or Wilhelmshaven can be reliably supplied with
LNG. "We are fully on track with the projects and will be able to provide ships in all
German ports along the North and Baltic Sea with LNG as a clean fuel," said
Bomin Linde LNG Managing Director Ruben Benders. "This is an important step to
establishing LNG as a marine fuel," added Mahinde Abeynaike, also Managing
Director of Bomin Linde LNG. "The shipping industry needs secured supply of LNG
at ports. This is crucial for the success of this economically attractive and green
fuel."
"An LNG terminal in Hamburg is key for the long term sustainability of the port –
both from an economic and ecological point of view. As a part of our strategic
reorientation \'smartPORT Energy\', it will support the reduction of air pollutants and
carbon dioxide emissions," said Jens Meier, CEO of the Hamburg Port Authority
(HPA).
"The LNG bunkering terminal in Bremerhaven consequently creates the necessary
infrastructure for the protection of the maritime environment in line with the
\'greenports\' strategy and the fulfilment of the SECA (sulphur emission control
areas) requirements," said bremenports\' Managing Director Robert Howe.
Bomin Linde LNG is also able to provide liquefied natural gas for the marine
industry beyond Germany\'s borders. For example, at the terminal in Nynäshamn
next to Stockholm, Sweden, built by the Linde Group. Additionally, Bomin Linde
LNG envisages supplying LNG at a new bunkering terminal in Rotterdam, The
Netherlands, where the approval request has already been submitted to the
authorities. Moreover, Bomin Linde LNG is considering several bunkering facilities
at additional international ports to further expand the development of the LNG
LNG to be available in Hamburg and Bremerhaven by 2015: Bomin Linde LNG starts the implementation
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infrastructure.
Starting in 2015, sulphur emission limits for ships operating in North and Baltic Sea
will be reduced drastically. LNG as a transport fuel will significantly reduce
emissions of sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particular matter and CO2. In view of
declining natural gas prices compared to oil over the last few years, LNG has
become an economically viable fuel alternative. Based on a recent survey of HSH
Nordbank, approximately one in five ship owners is planning to either retrofit his
fleet with LNG propulsion or order new vessels that run on LNG.

Source:www.linde.com 

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