Netherlands-based Titan LNG have reported a successful completion of the largest LNG bunkering operation ever.
The company organised a bunkering of fuel to Heerema’s Sleipnir semi-submersible crane vessel, using the Coral Fraseri LNG carrier in the Port of Rotterdam. They delivered almost 3,300 metric tonnes of LNG in less than 24 hours.
The Sleipnir is the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel, featuring two cranes each with a lifting capacity of 10,000 metric tonnes, and a reinforced deck area 220m in length and 102 metres in width. It is used for both installation and removal of jackets and topsides, and for installation of foundations, moorings and structures in deep water. It docked in Rotterdam on the 22nd March as part of a return home journey following a successful global campaign.
All workers are said to have followed strict government guidelines in line with company policy for safety during the Covid-19 crisis.
Heerema CEO Koss-Jan van Brouweshaven said:
“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. 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,” said Niels den Nijs, CEO of Titan LNG.
“As Titan LNG, we are proud of this operation in one of our home ports. 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. We are proud to contribute to making the world a little greener by supplying LNG as fuel anywhere.”
“It is the Port’s ambition to be the ‘greenest port in the world,” added Allard Catelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authortiy.
“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.”