Total, Brittany Ferries, Dunkerque LNG and Groupe Charles André have partnered to supply LNG to the first French LNG- driven cruise ferry
A multi-year contract with the intention to supply LNG bunker to the Honfleur in the port of Ouistreham, France has been signed between Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Brittany Ferries (BAI1).
TMFGS has partnered with two other French companies to implement an innovative supply chain using ISO containers for LNG bunkering, to address the lack of LNG infrastructure in the ports served by the Honfleur. The construction of an automated truck loading dock where the containers will be filled with LNG covers the agreement with Dunkerque LNG. The supply and transportation of ISO containers equipped with geolocation trackers and pressure sensors covers the agreement with Groupe Charles André (CGA).
“The agreement with Brittany Ferries is a landmark one — our first contract to supply LNG bunker. In addition, the work carried out with Dunkerque LNG and Groupe Charles André has made it possible to supply the LNG by developing a safe, innovative logistics solution thanks in particular to the digitalization of container tracking. We are proud of these agreements, which mark a milestone in the growth of LNG in France,” said Olivier Jouny, Managing Director of TMFGS.
Frédéric Pouget, Group Maritime port and operations Director of Brittany Ferries, said “Brittany Ferries, a leader in passenger transportation in the Arc Atlantique Corridor, is embarking on an innovative partnership with Total and committed to improving our environmental footprint. In the first step of the upcoming energy transformation, Brittany Ferries intends to make LNG the preferred fuel for its future owned newbuilds.”
“Dunkerque LNG is particularly proud of the trust once again shown by our partner Total,” said Béatrice Prud’homme, President of Dunkerque LNG. “We believe in the advantages of LNG fuel and we are pleased to be teaming up with Total and leveraging its industrial expertise to help create an LNG fuel supply chain.”
Stéphane Joffre, Commercial Director of Groupe Charles André said, “It is the outcome of longstanding collaborative and innovative work with Total, BAI and Dunkerque LNG. We are very pleased that we are sustainably engaged in this process to continuously improve performance and customer satisfaction. In addition, as part of the shift to new energies, all deliveries will be made by LNG-fueled trucks.” PWKD12072017