Towage giant Svitzer has signed a 15-year agreement to provide services for LNG operations at a new import terminal in Greece, the company has announced.

The terminal, at Alexandroupolis in northern Greece, is the first offshore LNG project in the country and is run by Gastrade, which is the first company in Greece to get an independent natural gas system licence.

Svitzer tugs for LNG project in Alexandroupolis, Greece

Source: Svitzer

Svitzer tugs for LNG project in Alexandroupolis, Greece

The LNG operations include a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) with pipeline system that will connect it to the Greek natural gas transmission system for consumers in Greece and the Balkans.

Four of Svitzer’s new ASD tugs will be provided and crewed by Greek mariners to support the FSRU and carriers to deliver the LNG.


The long-term agreement will allow Svitzer to grow within its core business, expand geographically and deliver safe and efficient marine services to a new customer,” said Svitzer Europe’s managing director Lise Demant. This includes providing a truly customised solution for Gastrade, with the delivery of four brand new tugs. 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.”