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Titan LNG completes largest LNG bunkering operation on Heerema’s “Sleipnir”

30 Mar 2020

Netherlands-based maritime liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering company Titan LNG on Friday (27 March) said Heerema’s Sleipnir, the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel yesterday, received the largest LNG bunker stem to date. 

Titan LNG organised the bunkering, using Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier in the Port of Rotterdam. 

Titan LNG said the operation was a collaboration of four Dutch innovative companies who have united to make history for sustainability in The Netherlands.

Sleipnir arrived at the Port of Rotterdam on Sunday, March 22nd, coming home for the first time following a successful global campaign. 

The vessel is built with a wide range of sustainability measures. It’s fully outfitted with LED-lighting, has a hot/cold energy recovery system and is able to run on LNG, says the company.

Titan LNG notes the use of LNG considerably reduces harmful local emissions and emits less CO2 than other commonly used fuels.

In this operation, the total quantity of LNG delivered was almost 3,300 metric tons, making this the largest LNG bunkering to have ever taken place, says Titan LNG.

The company reports that the delivery took less than 24 hours to complete.

“Heerema is proud to have received the world’s largest LNG bunkering. We are especially pleased that this achievement could take place in our home base of the Port of Rotterdam,” says Heerema’s CEO, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven.

“The use of LNG on Sleipnir is one of many sustainability measures we have introduced, and we will continue to investigate ways to reduce our impact on the planet.”

“Building on our five previous deliveries around the globe, we formulated and safely executed our plan of operation. As Titan LNG, we are proud of this operation in one of our home ports,” said Niels den Nijs, CEO of Titan LNG.

“It was extra special that we could also supply our bunkerbarge, the FlexFueler 001, with cargo from the LNG carrier. 

Sleipnir demonstrates that it is financially advantageous to sail on LNG, even in remote parts of the world.”

“By investing in dedicated LNG vessels since 2009, we have made an essential contribution to the availability of LNG for the power generation and LNG as a marine fuel,” adds Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder.

“We are therefore proud of this Dutch cooperation in our home port Rotterdam, where we carried out the largest LNG bunker operation with Coral Fraseri. An important step for Rotterdam as an LNG bunkering hub.”   

“It is the Port’s ambition to be the ‘greenest port in the world.’ “, said Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

“Never before has a vessel bunkered as much LNG fuel as Sleipnir. I am proud that the vessel bunkered in Port of Rotterdam because that plays tribute to Rotterdam being the ideal LNG hub for import, export, storage, and bunkering.”

It is essential to note that all companies involved followed the strict government guidelines to protect their workforces during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.


Photo credit: Titan LNG
Published: 30 March, 2020

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