Record breaking LNG bunkering completed in the Port of Rotterdam
Heerema’sSleipnir, the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel, received the largest LNG bunkering to have ever taken place: the total quantity of LNG supplied was almost 3,300 metric tons. Titan LNG organized the bunkering using Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier, in the Port of Rotterdam, a collaboration of four Dutch innovative companies who have united to make history for sustainability in The Netherlands. The delivery took less than 24 hours to complete.
Sleipnir arrived at the Port of Rotterdam for the first time following a successful global campaign. The vessel has a wide range of sustainability measures. It is fully outfitted with LED-lighting, has a hot/cold energy recovery system and is able to run on LNG. The use of this fuel considerably reduces harmful local emissions and emits less CO2 than other commonly used fuels.
“We are 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,” said Heerema’s CEO, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven.
Niels den Nijs, CEO of Titan LNG, commented: “Building on our five previous deliveries around the globe, we formulated and safely executed our plan of operation. We are proud of this operation in one of our home ports. It was extra special that we could also supply our bunker barge, 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.”
Jan Valkier, CEO of Anthony Veder, added: “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 Fraseria, an important step for Rotterdam as an LNG bunkering hub.”
“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 pays tribute to Rotterdam being the ideal LNG hub for import, export, storage, and bunkering,” concluded Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.