Woodlands, Tx.- headquartered Eagle LNG Partners LLC has taken delivery of its first LNG carrier, Anthony Veder’s Coral Favia.
Eagle LNG says the vessel has a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters of liquified natural gas and is the first in a planned fleet of vessels that will offer LNG supply and bunkering services in the Caribbean basin.
The arrival of the 450-foot, 10,105 grt Coral Favia “marks the start of a new partnership with Rotterdam-headquartered Anthony Veder, which operates modern gas carriers worldwide, while specializing in small to mid-scale LNG carriers for transporting and bunkering LNG,” the company said.
“Eagle LNG has the highest regard for Anthony Veder’s success in bringing LNG as an economic and sustainable marine fuel around the globe,” said Simon Duncan, vice president marine operations, Eagle LNG. “Since 2014, our interests in LNG transportation and bunkering have aligned. We are proud of this opportunity to expand Eagle LNG’s logistics and supply chain with a likeminded partner.”
According to Eagle LNG president Sean Lalani, the company spent nearly a decade of researching and developing small-scale LNG solutions including pipe-to-ship LNG bunkering.
“Eagle LNG is excited for this next logical step in expanding its LNG supply solutions portfolio,” he said. “Having multiple new projects coming on-stream in the next several months, Eagle LNG is poised for exponential growth and the addition of this new LNG supply and bunkering capability enhances Eagle LNG’s core value proposition of an assured, secure supply chain bringing cost savings and energy transition solutions to our customers.”
Eagle LNG and Anthony Veder say the partnership will allow for flexibility in ownership, chartering, and operation of the various LNG assets as the LNG bunker market develops.
Founded in 1969, Anthony Veder is a Netherlands-based operator of a fleet of semi-pressurized/fully refrigerated gas tankers and liquified ethylene gas carriers.