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CRANE VESSEL RECEIVES LARGEST LNG BUNKERING TO DATE

Monday, March 30, 2020 

Titan LNG has organised the largest-yet LNG bunkering operation in Rotterdam, in which Heerema’s semi-submersible crane vessel 'Sleipnir' received nearly 3,300t of LNG fuel.

Titan LNG used the Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier. The delivery took less than 24 hours to complete.

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, said: "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, said: "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."

All companies involved followed the strict government guidelines to protect their workforces during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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