Titan LNG reported the newly commissioned 1,480-m3 LNG bunker vessel Flex Fueler 002 supplied LNG to the crude oil tanker Current Spirit at Everingen Anchorage, the Netherlands
Built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, the 103,000-dwt vessel is an E-Shuttle tanker design, operating on LNG as a primary fuel and a mix of chilled fuel and recovered volatile organic compounds from the cargo as a secondary fuel in the gas engine.
Additionally, the E-Shuttle tanker has battery packs for flexible power distribution and blackout prevention, which reduces bunkering requirements and overall CO2 emissions by about 50%.
Owned by Altera, formerly part of Teekay, the dynamic positioning class 2-capable shuttle tanker Current Spirit is under long-term charter to Equinor in the North Sea until March 2025.
Owned jointly with LNG supplier Fluxys, Flex Fueler 002 is one of three LNG bunkering vessels in the Titan LNG fleet based in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region. Others in the fleet are sister vessel Flex Fueler 001 and 5,200-m3 Green Zeebrugge – long-term chartered from Japan’s NYK Line.
Titan LNG has ambitions to grow its supply of carbon-neutral fuels using its LNG bunkering vessel fleet. It supplies bio-LNG which can be dropped in and blended with LNG using existing infrastructure and engine technology. The next step of using green hydrogen to convert into E-Fuels (synthetic LG) is under development by Titan for implementation in 2024. Of all available E-Fuels like ammonia and methanol, E-LNG is the only fuel with global existing infrastructure to serve the marine industry and the best energy density, said Titan LNG.
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