Destination Gotland AB and Hamburg-based Nauticor have signed a contract for the supply of LNG to a new ropax in Sweden.
The contract calls for the provision of LNG to fuel Destination Gotlands first ropax ferry – ‘Visborg’ – which is due to be delivered this year to operate between the Swedish mainland with the island of Gotland.
Christer Bruzelius, Destination Gotland CEO, said, “We are glad to have found in Nauticor a leading and experienced LNG supplier and partner. We are now able to offer not only a comfortable and safe passage from the mainland to the island of Gotland to our 1,75 milll passengers per year, but at the same time contribute to the protection of the environment along the Swedish coast.”
“We are very happy that we have been able to win Destination Gotland, which is a highly professional operator of one of the largest LNG-fuelled ferries in the world, as a customer. Our new LNG bunker vessel will play an important role in developing a tailor made solution for Destination Gotland.
“Further, we will closely co-operate with our sister company AGA that operates the Linde Group’s LNG terminal in Nynäshamn. This marks an important step in the development of a stable supply of LNG for the shipping industry in North Sea & Baltic Sea,” added Mahinde Abeynaike, Nauticor CEO.
Destination Gotland is an incorporated company fully owned by Rederi AB Gotland. With a fleet of four high-speed ferries, the company provides connections between Gotland and the Swedish mainland.
Hamburg-based Nauticor is a part of the Linde Group, a worldwide gas and engineering company, The company said that its strategy is to cover the entire LNG value chain from the terminal to the end customer, including sourcing, transport, storage and bunkering in strategically important ports, especially in the Baltic and North Sea.