Industry and transport powered by liquefied natural gas
Leading LNG supply and bunkering expertise in the Baltic region
We are the first and today the only company in the Baltic region that has developed reliable and flexible LNG delivery and truck-to-ship (TTS) bunkering capabilities.
We are ready to provide our services to all companies in the region. Do not hesitate to contact us!
We supply LNG from Russia, Poland, Finland and Lithuania with the most technologically advanced semi-trailers. Our trucks are working on a daily basis and they are monitored around the clock to secure that the deliveries stay on schedule. Maintaining the quality of LNG is very important, which means that the logistics must be organised accurately and efficiently.
We are responsible of the daily LNG bunkering of Tallink Megastar ship which sails between Tallinn and Helsinki 6 times a day.
Our entire team, all drivers-operators, have completed thorough theoretical and practical training, including preparation for emergency situations.
We deliver LNG for “Megastar” – the state-of-the-art shuttle ferry of Tallink launched on Tallinn-Helsinki route in January 2017. The bunkering of the vessel takes place in the Old City Harbour, or 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.
What is LNG?
LNG, or liquefied natural gas, is produced by cooling ordinary natural gas to about -160 degrees centigrade.
Once liquefied natural gas needs only 1/600 the storage space it does in its gaseous state. Liquefaction of natural gas makes transportation and storage easy and economical. That means it’s possible to supply LNG to areas and properties that are not served by gas pipelines.
LNG is transported by ship, rail or road in cryogenic tanks. At the destination, LNG is re-gasified. The obtained gas is even cleaner than conventional natural gas because prior to liquefaction process, water, CO2, H2S and hydrocarbons are removed.
When using LNG for heating or in production, the storage and re-gasification costs must be taken into account. Therefore LNG fits better for energy solutions for bigger objects.
EU has set minimum requirements for the LNG refuelling infrastructure for Member States. The goal is, by 2025, to cover the EU main road network with LNG filling stations at least every 400 km. The European Union has also adopted a plan of action for the development of a LNG bunkering network by 2025.
LNG is the cleanest fuel
Using LNG in energy production and transport helps to reduce both global carbon dioxide emissions, as well as local air pollution.
Burning of natural gas does not emit any harmful particles like smoke or soot which are the deadliest form of air pollution. The research shows that those two alone have caused more than 400 000 premature deaths in European countries during 2012 (www.airclim.org).
When natural gas burns it will not emit sulfur oxide (SOx) which can form acid rain when combined to water. Unlike other fuels, it will emit only a very low amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) which is the main substance for smog and can also form dangerous acids and cause respiratory diseases, asthma and heart diseases.
LNG is cost-effective
- The price of LNG is expected to remain stably competitive in the long run, as compared to low-sulphur fuel. There are 15 big LNG plants under construction in the world with total capacity of 150 bn m3. In comparison the gas consumption of Latvia is ca 1,2 bn m3 per year.
- LNG is high in energy with a lower calorific value (NCV) of 13.7 MWh/t.
- The use of LNG involves relatively low operating and maintenance costs, as well as a cleaner working environment.
- LNG technology is well-proven and safe.
The price of LNG in NWE (north-west Europe) region typically depends on gas exchange (TTF, NBP) or oil (Brent) price.