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Elenger Marine launches 6000 m3 capacity LNG bunker vessel ‘Optimus’

21 Sep 2020

Estonia-based liquified natural gas (LNG) bunker supplier Elenger Marine in early September said its 6000 m3 capacity LNG bunker vessel was successfully launched and named Optimus in the shipyard of the Dutch shipbuilding company Damen.

“After its delivery in first quarter 2021, Optimus will start supplying this environmentally friendly fuel in our home sea to a wide range of different vessels including two new generation Tallink fast ferries,” said Pasi Näkki, CEO of Elenger Marine,the bunkering arm of  Elenger group.

“The construction of LNG ships is booming around the world as shipping is transitioning to the use of LNG both globally and in the Gulf of Finland” added Näkki.

The service area for the vessel will be the eastern part of the Baltic Sea, especially the Gulf of Finland. 

Elenger noted that the vessel has a high level of maneuverability which allows her to operate in different types of ports. 

She will be able to bunker tankers, cargo ships, service craft and passenger vessels both in offshore waters and inside port areas, and is able to transfer up to 1000 m3/h of liquefied natural gas to customers.

Optimus is being built by the Dutch company Damen in compliance with stringent safety requirements. 

The Ice class 1A feature has been added to the vessel, enabling her to provide LNG bunkering services throughout the seasons. 

Photo credit: Elenger Marine

Published: 21 September, 2020

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