The award was given to Titan LNG because of the effect that the pontoon – the Titan LNG Flex-Fueler – will have on reducing emissions from large vessels operating in the region.
Niels den Nijs, the CEO of Titan, said: “We are excited to receive this contribution to build our flexible LNG bunkering solution, which will undoubtedly provide LNG as a marine fuel in the region with a major boost. The support from the province has been outstanding and we are delighted that they see our vision. Ships in the region are a major contributor to high pollution levels of Sulfur Oxide (SOx), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM), which can cause serious damage to human health. LNG offers a relatively cheap and very clean alternative fuel for ships. We are also excited to see the feedback from our customers, which confirms that there is growing demand for LNG from inland water barges and seagoing vessels at attractive prices.”
Jaap Bond, a representative from the province of North-Holland, added: “I am very pleased that the subsidy for the development of more sustainable seaports is given to very diverse projects. The Flex-Fueler from Titan LNG appeals to me because of the innovative nature of the bunkering pontoon, the first of its kind in the world. In the port of Amsterdam, the Flex-Fueler will accelerate the transition to LNG as a cleaner marine fuel. The development of the Flex-Fueler has already drawn interest from other European ports.”
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