Projekt partners are:

GASNOR AS, Bergen, Norway
Baltic Energy Forum (BALTEF), Mallentin, Germany
MARINTEK AS, Trondheim, Norway
Hordaland Oil & Gas (HOG), Bergen, Norway
Municipality of Swinoujscie, Poland
Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH (SWL), Lübeck, Germany

GASNOR AS is a mayor player in the field of SMALL SCALE LNG. GASNOR has own LNG resources on the island of Karmoy, near the town of Haugesund in Western Norway.

GASNOR's business is to sell and distribute natural gas to inland use and local consumers. Customers are primarily industrial and larger non-residential buildings like hotels, hospitals etc.

GASNOR distributes natural gas in pipelines, as well as LNG and CNG. The company owns and operates production facilities for LNG (Karmoy and Bergen). LNG is distributed by a small tanker (1000m2) and seven LNG trailers. CNG is distributed by 13 CNG trailers.

The company also delivers natural gas as fuel to cars and busses (CNG) and to two supply ships fuelled by natural gas (LNG). Gasnor has established gas filling stations for 150 cars and buses.

GASNOR is owned by major energy companies like Hydro, Statoil, BKK, Haugaland Kraft, E. ON Ruhrgas, Total E&P Norway and Norske Shell represent nearly 100 % of the total ownership. In the domestic distribution and use of natural gas, Gasnor represents the leading technical environment within Norway including multi-disciplinary knowledge within energy use and environmental aspects. Gasnor offers its customers technical assistance, consultancy, guidance and training.


Baltic Energy Forum e.V. (BALTEF), is an Energy Efficiency Agency established under the European SAVE programme. Deliberately it had been founded as a strictly independent non-profit NGO with charity status.

BALTEF)'s overall goal is to work in those fields which deserve international solution to problems like combating air pollution in the Baltic Sea Area and keeping the Baltic Sea clean. In this context the Baltic Sea Region INTERREG-III-B project „New Hansa of sustainable ports and cities“ is one of the most important projects BALTEF had been engaged in and coordinator for.

New Hansa touched the problem that shipping is regarded the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient mode of transport – by ton/nm. Therefore the European Commission, with its transport strategy favours switching from road transport to maritime transport.

However, when it comes to certain points, i.e. ports and port cities this advantage is turned to the contrary. Increasing shipping increases urban pollution and emissions on fairways and at the "Highways of the Sea". Therefore, within the project New Hansa a standardized shore-to-ship power supply system has been developed which allows ships to switch off their engines during stays in ports.

There are more solutions to tackle ship borne air pollution than the New Hansa shore-to-ship power supply system and financial incentive systems. Projects which BALTEF leads or contributes to are concerned with the utilization of natural gas, hydrogen, biogas, bio diesel, fuels cells ships, redirecting transports from road to rail, inland water ways and highways of the seas and developing energy efficient engines for use aboard and in power stations.

There are often splendid technical ideas on how stand-alone or integrated renewable energy projects can be brought to operation. In many cases these projects are not realized because of the lack of know-how how to finance them. Here, in close collaboration with funding and financing institutions, BALTEF can help with specialized know-how in Financial Engineering.

Members of BALTEF have a long track record in international and European oil, gas, renewable energy and shipping projects.

Baltic Energy Forum e.V.

MARINTEK, the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute - does research, development and technical consulting in the maritime sector for industry and the public sector. The Institute develops and verifies technological solutions for the shipping and maritime equipment industries and for offshore petroleum production.

MARINTEK is part of the The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Every year, SINTEF supports the development of 2000 or so Norwegian and overseas companies via research and development activities.

MARINTEK is a research company in the SINTEF Group, delivering marine technology research and development services. Our clients include leading national and international companies and authorities.

MARINTEK's business areas include shipping, shipbuilding, offshore marine industry, marine industry.


Hordaland Oil & Gas (HOG) is the leading interest organisation for the petroleum industry in the west Norwegian County of Hordaland. Members of the organization are the County of Hogaland, local municipalities and companies of the oil and gas industry.

This membership-based body is dedicated to protecting the overall oil and gas interests of the region while helping to strengthen its ability to meet the challenges facing the petroleum business in coming years.

Vision: Hordaland will be a leading region in the development and processing of natural resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Objective: HOG will be a prime mover and facilitator, together with others, in the exploitation of natural resources on the NCS in order to generate value creation in Hordaland.

Hordaland Oil and Gas

The Municipality of Swinoujscie is famous for its magnificent Baltic Sea shoreline, a popular tourist destination and health resort, as well as modern and bustling harbour.

Economic development of Swinoujscie is predetermined by the town's geographic location. Marine economy and tourism combined with the health-resort character as well as trade and commerce, form the basis for the development of Swinoujscie.

Port Handlowy /Commercial Port/ Swinoujscie is, with its favourable geographical position, Poland's busiest terminal handling dry bulk cargo, mainly coal, iron ore and aggregate. The port has five landing-piers and steadily develops the range of general cargo services. Its total annual cargo handling capacity is ca. 12 million tons.

Another major establishment in the town's economy is the modern ferry terminal owned by Polish Shipping Company which provides services to passengers, truck and railway traffic.

The balanced development of both the health-resort function and marine economy is crucial for the preservation of precious natural assets of Œwinoujœcie. Therefore Swinoujscie, like Lübeck-Travemünde, is utmost interested to benefit from measures to abate ship borne air pollution, i.a. by the invention of liquid natural gas as a fuel for ships.

Municipality of Swinoujscie

Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH (SWL) is the central holding for public utilities like energy and water, public transport and telecommunications in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. SWL is 100% owned by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. SWL part owns the energy and water utility Energie und Wasser GmbH. Furthermore SWL part owns the public transport utility Stadtverkehr Lübeck GmbH. Stadtverkehr Lübeck operates two harbour and river ferries and a tug company.

SWL holds several functions for the Stadtwerke group like central controlling and the labour safety and environmental protection department. SWL carries out environmentally related projects on behalf of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. With that respect SWL is member of the Commission of the Environment of the Union of the Baltic Cities. The Hanseatic City of Lübeck and its part city Travemünde are seaports.

Therefore, in the most recent past, activities of SWL circled around environmental problems orginating from shipping, especially air pollution and noise. SWL have been committed by the City Council to plug seagoing ships to shorside electricity in order to cut down air pollution during the laytime of the ships. The project MAGALOG adds a further piece of puzzle to this strategy.

Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH