The world’s first LNG-powered crane vessel, the Werkendam, has started work on its first project. It is currently in Rotterdam, carrying out maintenance work in the port.
The client, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is pleased with this initial deployment: “We are encouraging the transition from fuel oil to LNG as a fuel for shipping. It is good that operational ships are taking the lead,” says Ronald Paul, COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
As well as being the world’s first LNG-powered crane vessel, the Werkendam is also the first Van Oord vessel to run entirely on LNG. With a storage tank on the aft deck, the Werkendam can store enough LNG to sail and operate for fourteen days without refuelling. Compared to a diesel-powered vessel, the Werkendam emits 80% less particulate matter and 70% less nitrogen. It also boasts a CO2 reduction of 25%.
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