Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 94,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Shell is a pioneer and a leader in the LNG industry. We helped design and build the first commercial onshore LNG plant and the world’s first LNG Carriers in 1964 – and have been designing and building such ships and plants ever since. We bring 50 years’ experience in handling, storing and transporting LNG and over 100 years in the maritime industry with Shell’s first oil tanker in 1890. Shell has interests in over 2000 vessels on the water in any given day, manages and operates more around 40 LNG carriers delivering approximately 30 million tons of LNG per year and has been involved in the design and construction of 28% of the world fleet. At Shell we use this knowledge and expertise to extend the LNG market beyond its current primary use of generating electricity and power, into transport.
Within the ReaLNG project, will help develop the infrastructure and mature the supply chain for LNG as a Marine Fuel in Europe, by developing a specialized 6,500m3 LNG bunker vessel, an innovation in the LNG bunkering market! The LNG Bunker Vessel will be built by South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. Shell’s ability to operate the vessel, levering 50+ years’ experience in LNG Shipping, will serve marine customers in the port of Rotterdam well, and allow delivery to LNG-fuelled vessels in northwest Europe.