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Svitzer awarded Alexandroupolis LNG terminal contract with Gastrade

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Molly Cooper

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Global towage provider, Svitzer and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, has signed a 15-year agreement to service Gastrade’s Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System (Alexandroupolis INGS) LNG terminal, the first offshore LNG project in Greece.

Svitzer will apply its global terminal towage expertise and experience to rapidly set up towage services and support for advanced LNG operations at the new import terminal. Svitzer will provide four new ASD tugboats, fully manned by Greek crew, to assist the FSRU and the carriers delivering LNG.

Large LNG carrier on the oceanCommenting on the agreement, Lise Demant, managing director, Svitzer Europe, says: ‘We are delighted that Gastrade has chosen us as its trusted partner to deliver towage services for the Alexandroupolis INGS LNG terminal…We look forward to being part of the first offshore LNG project in Greece and to welcome new Greek colleagues to Svitzer, who will help deliver reliable and high-quality towage service to Gastrade and its customers.’

‘High-quality towage and marine services will be critical to the success of the Alexandroupolis LNG Terminal project. We are convinced that Svitzer is the right partner to deliver this, thanks to its extensive track record in terminal towage, its agile fleet management, and solid experience from servicing many other LNG customers globally,’ adds Konstantinos Sifnaios, managing director at Gastrad.

The project marks Svitzer’s first entry into the Greek market and will see the company apply its knowledge and skills in the local environment.


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