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Elenger Marine launches LNG bunkering vessel

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Elenger Marine’s new 6000 m3 LNG bunkering vessel was recently launched and named Optimus in the shipyard of the Dutch shipbuilder Damen.

“After [its] delivery in 1Q21, [the] bunkering vessel [will start] supplying [LNG] 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, a business unit of the Elenger group which will be in charge of bunkering activities.

“The construction of LNG ships is booming in the world. Ship transport is being transferred to the use of LNG both globally and in the Gulf of Finland, and this trend will be supported by Optimus,” said Näkki.

The service area of the LNG bunkering vessel Optimus will be the eastern part of the Baltic Sea, especially the Gulf of Finland. The Optimus has high level of manoeuvrability, which allows it to operate in different type of ports. It will be able to bunker tankers, cargo ships, service craft, and passenger vessels, both in offshore waters and inside port areas. The vessel is capable of transferring LNG at a rate of up to 1000 m3/hr.

The nearly 100 m long LNG bunkering vessel is being built by the Dutch company Damen. Compliance with extremely stringent safety requirements is ensured in the construction process, and a number of control systems are duplicated. Ice class 1A has been assigned to the Optimus, thus it will be able to render services to clients all year round.

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