– Innovative Project to Deliver Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Directly to Scottish Port
– Project Aims to Reduce LNG Prices and Help Lower Carbon Emissions
– Brewing and Distilling Sectors to Benefit
Flogas Britain, the UK’s leading LNG provider, and Stolt-Nielsen LNG Holdings Limited, a leading global provider of bulk liquid transportation and storage solutions, are working on a joint project to explore bringing LNG to areas of Scotland and the north of England not served by the existing natural-gas grid.
If successful, the initiative will reduce the cost of energy for businesses located off the national gas network, bringing huge benefits to those in the brewing and distilling industry.
LNG will be shipped by Stolt-Nielsen LNG via small-scale LNG carriers and stored in bulk at the Port of Rosyth in Dunfermline, before being distributed by Flogas road tankers to distilleries and breweries across Scotland and the north of England.
At present, the region’s off-grid natural gas is delivered by road tanker from Kent, South East England. The costs associated with the long distances are high, forcing many off-grid breweries and distilleries to use oil to power their processes, or pay a premium for gas.
With a target completion date set for 2019, the bulk LNG solution will deliver LNG more cost effectively, thus enabling users to switch to the more environmentally friendly fuel, which will help reduce carbon emissions in line with the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Economic Strategy (LCES).
Often located in off grid locations, breweries and distilleries will be among the biggest beneficiaries of this unique project. Not only will it help reduce energy costs, but it will also help cut carbon emissions. We’re working on obtaining permits at the moment, and once we have them construction will begin.
Flogas already supplies gas to many distilleries in Scotland, and the interest we have from potential new customers is huge. The demand is certainly there. We now need to work with the Scottish Government and our other stakeholders to bring the project to life.
– Rob McCord: Flogas’ Head of Sales