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Record-breaking LNG bunkering operation for Sleipnir in Rotterdam

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Titan LNG has announced that it has organised the largest LNG bunkering operation ever to have been completed.

The company bunkered fuel to Heerema’s Sleipnir – the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel. Titan LNG organised the bunkering operation using Coral Fraseri – Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier – in the Port of Rotterdam.

The total quantity of LNG delivered was almost 3300 metric t, making this the largest LNG bunkering operation to have ever taken place. The delivery took less then 24 hr to complete. It is essential to note that all companies involved followed strict government guidelines to protect their workforces during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the statement, Sleipnir arrived at the Port of Rotterdam on 22 March. This was the vessel’s first return home following a successful global campaign.

Heerema CEO, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, said: “Heerema is proud to have received the world’s largest LNG bunkering. We are especially pleased that this achievement could take place in our home base of the Port of Rotterdam. The use of LNG on Sleipnir is one of many sustainability measures we have introduced, and we will continue to investigate ways to reduce our impact on the planet.”

Niels den Nijs, CEO of Titan LNG, added: “Building on our five previous deliveries around the globe, we formulated and safely executed our plan of operation. As Titan LNG, we are proud of this operation in one of our home ports. It was extra special that we could also supply our bunkerbarge, the FlexFueler 001, with cargo from the LNG carrier. Sleipnir demonstrates that it is financially advantageous to sail on LNG, even in remote parts of the world. We are proud to contribute to making the world a little greener by supplying LNG as fuel anywhere.”

Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder, said: “By investing in dedicated LNG vessels since 2009, we have made an essential contribution to the availability of LNG for the power generation and LNG as a marine fuel. We are therefore proud of this Dutch cooperation in our home port Rotterdam, where we carried out the largest LNG bunker operation with Coral Fraseri. An important step for Rotterdam as an LNG bunkering hub.”

Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, noted that: “It is the Port’s ambition to be the ‘greenest port in the world’.

“Never before has a vessel bunkered as much LNG fuel as Sleipnir. I am proud that the vessel bunkered in Port of Rotterdam because that plays tribute to Rotterdam being the ideal LNG hub for import, export, storage and bunkering.”

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