Yamal LNG taps Zeebrugge for winter transhipment

Zeebrugge: The port of Zeebrugge’s efforts to position itself as an LNG hub are bearing fruit. Yamal LNG and Fluxys have signed an agreement regarding transhipment of LNG, supplied from an LNG plant on Russia’s Yamal Peninsula, at Fluxys’ LNG terminal at the Belgian port.

Yamal LNG is building a natural gas liquefaction plant with its first train scheduled to be commissioned in 2017 – a total of 15 ships have been ordered on the back of the development.

“The transhipment platform in Europe will be an integral part of the logistical chain enabling LNG supply from Yamal to reach the Asia Pacific countries when winter navigation is closed at the Arctic Ocean’s Northern Sea Route, thus ensuring year-round LNG supplies to this region,” Fluxys said in a release.
Fluxys is a Belgium-based, fully independent gas infrastructure group. It owns the the Zeebrugge LNG terminal which is set to open a second berth this year.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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