Linde to built LNG terminal near Gothenburg, for Skangass


Linde to built LNG terminal near Gothenburg, for Skangass

STOCKHOLM -- Linde has been commissioned Skangass  to build a mid scale LNG import terminal at the west coast of Sweden, in Lysekil, 100 km north of Gothenburg. The corresponding EPCI contract is worth around $57 million. The works include the integration of the cryogenic tank structures to be erected by a third party. 

The new LNG terminal is planned to start operations in spring 2014. "With this project we confirm our leading position in the growing small to mid scale LNG market," said Professor Dr Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of Linde. "Also taking into account Sweden's first LNG terminal we completed last year in Nynäshamn, we see ourselves on the right course to strongly benefit from the trend towards LNG as a low emission fuel and petroleum substitute."

The new terminal will have a storage capacity of 30,000 cubic metres of LNG, compared to 20,000 cubic metres at Nynashamn, and will include a truck filling station. Linde has performed the basic engineering and will support with the procurement of rotating equipment, commis­sioning and start up. LNG for both terminals Nynashamn and Lysekil comes from the mid scale LNG plant at Risavika. This plant also built for Skangass by Linde started operations in 2010.

LNG offers a reliable and economical solution to a wide range of applications and will help to comply with the upcoming regulations. Only in October the newly founded joint venture company Bomin Linde LNG (BLLNG) announced to start planning a small scale LNG terminal in Hamburg another port that will be subject to stricter emission limits from 2015 on. BLLNG is a joint venture of Marquard & Bahls subsidiary Bomin, a leading provider of marine fuels, and Linde. The declared strategy of Bomin Linde LNG is to cover the complete LNG value chain  from purchasing and transport through storage to distribution and refuelling of ships at strategically important ports.

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