World's Largest LNG Bunkering Takes Place in Singapore
Titan LNG July 10 said it has successfully completed world’s largest LNG bunkering in Singapore. Marine contractor Heerema’s new LNG fuelled crane ship Sleipnir was supplied with over 3,000 metric tons of LNG.
“I’d like to thank Pavilion Gas and SLNG for the support in Singapore and Anthony Veder and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, our shipping partners, that completed this Dutch-Singaporean project. Titan LNG looks forward to supplying Heerema with more LNG in the future to fulfil our mission of lowering harmful emissions of the marine and industrial sector,” Titan LNG CEO Niels den Nijs said.
Titan LNG chartered the Coral Fraseri for this delivery, the newest addition of the Anthony Veder small scale LNG pool of vessels. The ship loaded in Singapore at the SLNG terminal where Titan LNG sourced the fuel from Pavilion Gas, the Singaporean gas and LNG supplier. The Coral Fraseri followed the Sleipnir offshore and performed a ship-to-ship operation to cool down and fill the tanks, Titan LNG said.
“Not only is the Sleipnir the world’s largest and strongest vessel, it is also first of its kind as far as sustainability goes. Sustainability is an integral part of HMC’s identity, embedded in our daily work practices. But we intend to do far more than that. It shows that we act sustainable because we want to,” said Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO Heerema.
Titan LNG believes that business case for LNG-fuelled vessels remains very compelling and hurdles are coming down for the widespread adoption of this cleaner fuel. "The economics have worked out well for early adopters of LNG as a marine fuel, using ECA and IMO 2020 compliant fuel compared with the price of heavy fuel oil currently," it said.