Bomin Linde LNG fuels the first German vessel with liquefied natural gas
The car and passenger ferry MS Ostfriesland was fueled for the first time ever with LNG. The initial fueling of the approximately 308 ft. long Borkum ferry was conducted by Bomin Linde LNG. After completing safety checks, more than 10,500 gallons of LNG were transferred into the Borkum ferry’s tank within a short period of time.
After the successful initial fuelling, the passenger ferry, which was retrofitted to run on LNG by Brennund Verformtechnik Bremen (BVT), will need to perform several dry runs and marine tests during the next weeks. By the middle of the year, the first LNG vessel under German flag can initiate its daily service between Emden and the North Sea island of Borkum. By using LNG the MS Ostfriesland will save more than 264,000 gallons of marine gas oil per year.