Supplying over 3,000 tonnes of LNG, Amsterdam-based Titan LNG completed the largest LNG bunkering to date for Dutch marine contractor Heerema Marine Contractors’ new dual-fuel crane ship Sleipnir
The world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel with a length overall of 220 m and beam of 102 m, Sleipnir was built by Sembcorp Marine in Singapore and delivered to Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). Sleipner has 12 four-stroke MAN 8L51/60DF engines that can burn either low-sulphur marine gas oil (MGO) or LNG. The vessel can carry about 8,000 m3 of LNG in an IMO Type-C LNG fuel tank.
Titan LNG chief executive Niels den Nijs said, “It was a complex project to supply this eight-legged innovative crane vessel Sleipner”.
Mr den Nijs said Pavilion Gas, SLNG, Anthony Veder and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement supported the operation. “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”, he said.
HMC chief executive Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven said sustainability was part of the company’s DNA and that “this specific project of bunkering LNG is proof of this ambition. We are very pleased to work together with Dutch Company Titan LNG, since it provided us with good solutions for bunkering, in Singapore as well as in Spain”.
Titan LNG chartered Anthony Vedder Group’s small-scale LNG carrier Coral Fraseri for the refuelling. The 10,000-m3 capacity ship loaded LNG in Singapore at the SLNG terminal where Titan LNG sourced the fuel from Pavilion Gas, the Singaporean gas and LNG supplier. Coral Fraseri followed Sleipnir offshore and performed a ship-to-ship operation to cool down and fill the tanks.