The T-piece combines the flow from two trucks into one bunkering hose. This reduces the time required compared to sequential truck deliveries, and saw a combined pumping rate reach 28 tph. During the port call, six trucks in total were delivered using the T-piece.
Hans Lindgren, vessel operator, Furetank, said: “The T-Piece reduces the bunkering time for our vessel significantly, we look forward to have Titan LNG make it available in other ports as well.”
Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank, added: “We really appreciate the efforts made by Titan LNG to deliver LNG to our ships. Quick and efficient bunkering operation is of the utmost importance to us. We look forward to continued cooperation with them in the future.”
Didier de Beaumont, Commercial Manager, Port of Amsterdam, commented: “The procedure was permitted at the 'Groene Kade' LNG quay by the Port of Amsterdam Harbourmaster based on a quantitative risk assessment. We are very pleased to be the first port in the wider region that is able to approve the simultaneous discharging of two trucks. We welcome this advance in efficiency, which will hopefully further accelerate the transition to LNG as a marine fuel with the associated environmental benefits.”
Michael Schaap, Titan LNG, added after the test: “We are very happy with this result and the increase in the speed of bunkering process and thank our partners Nijman/Zeetank and AMS. Speed is important to reduce the downtime of the vessel so that LNG can compete in every way with conventional bunker fuels. The T-piece is an important innovative step on the road to launching our FlexFueler bunkering pontoon next year.”
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