ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Calor and Orkney Islands Council have signed an agreement for a Caledonia LNG project.
Its aim is to develop the infrastructure, storage and support needed to enable safe LNG operations in the north of the UK and North Sea.
“The Memorandum of Understanding is a clear indicator that ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, BSM and Calor are determined to leverage their history and expertise with LNG to work with Orkney Islands Council to maximise the possibilities for customers,” said Luca Volta, LNG venture manager at ExxonMobil Marine Fuels.
He added: “We will also draw upon our extensive global marine network to provide our customers in northern UK and the North Sea with LNG bunker fuel.”
ExxonMobil will explore the potential for its global marine network to deliver LNG bunker fuel to customers in the region as well as providing technical support and expertise to enable safe bunkering operations.
While Babcock International Group will provide its experience of storage, handling and distribution of LNG, and BSM will be responsible for supervising the building, management and operation of the marine craft and related assets for the project.
Calor will investigate opportunities to supply LNG to industrial and automotive sector customers and finally Orkney Islands Council will supply port services and security.
Source: Green Port
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