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LNG bunkering infrastructure: Gas4Sea’s ENGIE Zeebrugge LNG bunker vessel

Meeting first mover challenges

The ENGIE Zeebrugge LNG bunker vessel case study illustrates the first mover challenges Gas4Sea needed to address to develop LNG bunkering services in North West Europe. These included the design of the bunkering vessel, absence of relevant regulation, the need to create customer confidence, and the lack of understanding in the shipping industry of LNG as a marine fuel. Overcoming these challenges required close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.

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Bunker vessel

Name: ENGIE Zeebrugge


Two Type-C cargo tanks, total tank volume, 5,000 cum
Max bunkering rate: 600 cum/hr
Gross tonnage: 7,403 tons
Dimensions: 107.6 m length x 18.4 m breadth


Bureau Veritas


Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., Korea


June 2017


ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation & NYK



Home port

LNG loaded at Fluxys’ LNG terminal where small LNG carriers with capacities from 2,000 cum can dock at the recently commissioned second jetty

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