Shell Kick-Off LNG Bunkering In UK



Shell confirmed the report of bunkering with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), alternative bunker fuel to the SABIC ship in the UK port of Teesport last week.  This arrangement can be considered as temporary LNG bunkering solution to support Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation(SABIC), the Saudi Arabian chemicals manufacturer.

SABIC, one of the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has considered this support as temporary arrangement while they are developing their own bunkering facility in Teesside.

Commenting on the arrangement with Shell, Paul Ruigt, Category Manager for shipping and barging at SABIC supply chain chemicals Europe have confirmed that:

  • LNG bunkering solution enables to run the LEG carriers fully on LNG
  • Helps in meeting the targets on emission reduction

Earlier, Shell had bunkered two SABIC-chartered vessels in Teesport in May. Arjan Stavast, Shell LNG Business Development Manager was proud of achieving the first LNG bunkering operation in the UK as a milestone.  He added, “The intensive collaboration between Shell, SABIC, Anthony Veder and contractors Schenk, Unitrove, PD Ports and Liqal has enabled this success.”