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Titan LNG tenders for 8000 m3 LNG bunker barge

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Titan LNG has announced that it has contracted Norwegian shipbroker Fearnleys AS to run the tender process for a newbuild LNG bunker barge.

According to the statement, the Titan LNG newbuilding team has finalised the technical and economic feasibility assessment. The Titan Hyperion will reportedly be the third barge operated by Titan LNG, and will help provide increased security of LNG supply in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

The LNG-powered barge will carry 8000 m3 of LNG to service LNG-fuelled ships, and will be operational in 2021. It is 135 m long and 19 m wide, and will be among the larger inland waterway barges trading in the ARA region. Titan claims that the barge will address the fast-growing market segment of larger ocean-going LNG-fuelled vessels calling the ARA region.

Ronald van Selm, CTO Titan LNG, said: “In the design, we have incorporated four years of lessons learned from LNG bunkering, including the FlexFueler barges and the largest LNG bunkering transfers using small scale LNG carriers in the world. Our design will enable Titan LNG to efficiently, safely, and cost effectively deliver larger parcels of the cleanest marine fuel. The Titan Hyperion will be ideal for servicing large tankers, cruise, container and offshore vessels.”

In addition to executing larger bunker operations, the barge will also serve as the mother ship to fill the FlexFueler, thereby enabling higher utilisation of all Titan LNG’s assets.

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