Gasum to Use Swedegas’ Gothenburg Facility for Bunkering of LNG Ships

first_imgFinnish gas company Gasum has reached an agreement with Swedish gas grid owner Swedegas to use the latter’s facility for liquefied gas in the Port of Gothenburg for bunkering of LNG fueled vessels.On October 24, the first bunkering operation involving the oil and chemical tanker Tern Ocean was carried out. Tern Ocean is chartered by Preem and the ship loaded its cargo simultaneously from Preem’s refinery in Gothenburg.“For years we have bunkered LNG at the quayside from diversified delivery points in the Nordics,” Jacob Granqvist, sales director in Gasum, said. “The benefit of the Swedegas set-up is that our customers can solve two issues at the same time, both getting fuel and handle cargo. Increased operational efficiency is important in the maritime sector and we are happy to make it possible,” he added.As explained, Swedegas’ gas infrastructure at the jetty of the Energy Port in Gothenburg enables Gasum to broaden its services to meet the increasing LNG demand in the maritime sector. This demand comes from stricter climate and environmental goals in the sector.The LNG facility can be used for the storage and transport of biogas. This means that vessels can bunker not only LNG but also liquefied biogas (LBG). LBG is renewable and can as well be used as vessel fuel.LNG consumption within the global maritime sector is rising. Consumption is expected to accelerate even more rapidly, as compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 sulphur regulation, which requires over 85% reduction in sulphur emissions, comes into effect next year. IMO has also set a target to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050.Related:Gas Supplier Selected for New LNG Facility at Gothenburg PortLBG Supplier Selected for Port of Gothenburg’s Gas Bunkering Hublast_img read more

Vital win for Scarlets

first_img The third try was a real body blow to Connacht who launched an encouraging attack only to see Williams run in an 80-yard interception score converted by Shingler. At 25-3 down it was looking desperate for Connacht but they did have the final say of the half when Carty converted his second penalty with the final kick of the half. Connacht scored first after the break with Carty kicking a third penalty but from the restart Scarlets got their bonus point try. A drive from a line-out saw Davies wriggle over. The Shingler conversion saw Scarlets lead 32-9. It got worse for Connacht as they lost their skipper John Muldoon to the sin bin for stamping at a ruck on 55 minutes. But Adeolokun grabbed a consolation try seven minutes from the end. Wales squad scrum-half Gareth Davies was included on the Scarlets bench along with Wales under-20 hooker Ryan Elias. Connacht’s Kieran Marmion returned from the Ireland training camp to take his place at scrum-half while Carty started at fly-half. Up front, the front row was boosted by the return of tighthead prop Nathan White, who played his first Pro12 game since October,while flanker Jake Heenan played his first game since being injured in the first week of the competition. Connacht made the early running and were good for a 3-0 lead after only five minutes through Carty’s penalty. And when home No.8 John Barclay was sin-binned for dragging down a maul on his own line it all looked encouraging for the visitors. But though they were down to 14 men, Shingler put over two penalties to give his side a 6-3 lead on 18 minutes. Back to 15 men Scarlets dominated the rest of the half to score three tries in the space of nine minutes. First wing Tagicakibau was put over in the left corner by Regan King. King was provider for the second try scored by Robinson on the right, converted by Shingler, after captain Ken Owens had stolen Connacht line-out ball. Scarlets sealed a crucial bonus point win as they attempt to seal an all-important top six place in the Guinness Pro12 table. Press Association The race for European places is hotting up as the win sees the Welsh region draw level on points with sixth-placed Connacht. The Scarlets tries came from Michael Tagicakibau, Harry Robinson, Jordan Williams and James Davies. Steve Shingler scored 12 points with the boot. Connacht’s points came from a try from wing Niyi Adeolokun and three penalties from fly-half Jack Carty. last_img read more

Gareth Bale OUT of Wales squad…but don’t worry Dragons fans!

first_img1 Wales manager Chris Coleman has named a 29-man squad for an upcoming pre-Euro 2016 training camp.And Gareth Bale was NOT among the names on the list.Coleman’s will take his players to Portugal from May 24-29 to begin his preparations for the summer’s European Championship finals in France.But Welsh wizard Bale will not travel with his team-mates to the camp due to his commitments at club side Real Madrid, who play neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final in Milan on May 28.With the Euros creeping ever closer, Coleman was given a scare over the fitness of his star man after Real confirmed he suffered a knee injury in their Champions League victory over Manchester City last week.Bale sat out Real’s 3-2 La Liga victory over Valencia on Sunday, but the Spanish giants expect the 26-year-old to be fit for their European showdown against Atletico.Wales, therefore, are hoping he will come through the final unscathed ahead of their first major tournament in 57 years, where he will be crucial to their chances.Wales have other injury worreis, too, with Joe Ledley limping out of Crystal Palace’s 2-1 victory over Stoke on Saturday, and it is understood that he has had a scan on a sore Achilles.David Vaughan and Adam Matthews have also both missed games with hamstring problems recently, while Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward has had a knee injury.The trio, however, have all been passed fit for Wales’ five-day training camp at the Vale do Lobo resort on the Algarve.It had been expected that Coleman would name a provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016, Wales’ first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.But, in the end, he named 29 players for the Portugal trip and found places for young Blackburn defender Adam Henley, Walsall striker Tom Bradshaw and Wes Burns, the Bristol City forward who has just completed an impressive loan spell at Fleetwood.Coleman will name a final 23-man squad for the European Championship on May 31.Wales will play Sweden away in their last pre-tournament friendly on June 5 before kicking off their Euro 2016 campaign against Slovakia in Bordeaux six days later.They also face England in Lens on June 16 and Russia in Toulouse four days later at the group stage.Wales training squad:Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Owain Fon WilliamsDefenders: Ashley Williams, James Chester, Ben Davies, James Collins, Chris Gunter, Adam Matthews, Neil Taylor, Adam Henley, Paul Dummett, Ashley RichardsMidfielders: Joe Ledley, Joe Allen, David Vaughan, Emyr Huws, Jonathan Williams, David Edwards, George Williams, Aaron Ramsey, Andy KingAttackers: David Cotterill, Hal Robson-Kanu, Tom Lawrence, Simon Church, Sam Vokes, Wes Burns, Tom Bradshaw Gareth Bale will be key to Wales’ Euro 2016 chances last_img read more