MAN Developing Terminal For Liquefied Methane-based Fuels
By Jack Burke26 March 2020
MAN Energy Solutions will act as “owners engineer” in the development and construction of a multi-functional terminal for liquefied methane-based fuels in the port of Oxelösund in Sweden.
The terminal will be designed to feed both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and green methane derived from biogas to SSAB’s steel production in Oxelösund, and to re-distribute it via train and trailers to other parts of Sweden. OxGas, a company fully owned by the Port of Oxelösund, selected MAN Energy Solutions for the project.
The terminal will also feature a bunkering solution enabling vessels to bunker LNG and other methane-based fuels in the port of Oxelösund directly from the terminal.
“It is important for us to work with a company that understands our vision and demands for what will be the single biggest investment ever made in the port,” said Douglas Heilborn, CEO OxGas & Port of Oxelösund. “We have chosen to work with MAN Energy Solutions because of their experience, competence and pro-activeness in offering cryogenic and complex multifunctional energy solutions. After its construction in two years the terminal will be a key element in the development of the port, Oxelösund as city and the accessibility to liquefied methane in Sweden in the coming decades.”
MAN Energy Solutions competence center for Cryogenic solutions MAN Cryo is based in Gothenburg, headed by Louise Andersson.
“We are very proud of having been selected to support OxGas in their development of a new terminal in the port of Oxelösund,” said Andersson. “We have been closely involved in the development of previous LNG terminal projects in Sweden and we look forward to support OxGas and the Port of Oxelösund in the development of their new business.”
Carsten Dommermuth, senior manager International Business Development at MAN Energy Solutions said the company strongly believes in liquefied natural gas and other sustainable synthetic fuels as an important strategic pillar to decarbonize the power industry, transport and industry sector.
MAN Energy Solutions took over fuel-gas specialist Cryo AB in 2015 and fully integrated it into its business. Under the brand MAN Cryo, the company offers since then systems for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases.