Fluxys, a Brussels-based supplier of gas, has taken over the concession to operate at the quay 526-528 in the Port of Antwerp.
The company, which already offers truck-to-ship bunkering in the Antwerp port, will install at the quay a permanent liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure to be used to gas-fill barges and smaller seagoing vessels.
The facility will be ready by end-2019 and will also feature an LNG truck filling station, set up in collaboration with G&V Energy Group.
Meanwhile, Antwerp is working together with the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Bremen, Le Havre, and Marseille on the LNG Accreditation Audit Tool, the aim of which is to make the accreditation process for providing LNG bunkering more standardised.
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