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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 

Independent physical supplier of LNG as a marine fuel Titan LNG is tendering for a new LNG bunkering barge, to be named 'Titan Krios', with which the company hopes to increase the accessibility of LNG for ships in the Port of Zeebrugge and the English Channel ports.

The new vessel, which will fulfil part of the base demand in Zeebrugge that Titan LNG is already supplying, will operate with multiple tanks to segregate streams of LNG and bio-LNG – the sustainable carbon neutral fuel produced from biological waste streams. As bio-LNG can be stored and supplied using existing infrastructure, blended with LNG, and dropped into existing engine technology, it presents a financially sound long-term investment for operators and owners looking to decarbonise operations, and comply with emission reductions regulations.

In line with Titan LNG’s design philosophy, Krios is a compact seagoing LNG bunker vessel having 4,200m3 capacity, offering client compatibility by virtue of its low air draught, high manoeuvrability, and small footprint. Krios' first delivery of LNG is expected to be fulfilled in 2023 and the bunker vessel will be equipped to enable fast, flexible and reliable LNG supply, using cargo conditioning equipment, and with dual bow thrusters for easy manoeuvring. The design of the vessel was done by HB Hunte engineering.

The development tender comes just one month after the christening and subsequent launch of FlexFueler002, a co-built LNG bunkering barge from Titan LNG and gas infrastructure group, Fluxys.

Titan LNG Commercial Director Marine Michael Schaap said: “As demand for LNG, and increasingly bio-LNG, accelerates, ensuring the right infrastructure and supply is in place for our customers is essential. LNG is the only fuel choice available today which offers immediate and long-term benefits to reducing GHG emissions, and a clear pathway to achieving decarbonisation targets. With the new Titan Krios joining our expanding fleet, we will continue our efforts to enable a more sustainable future for shipping through global accessibility to LNG, bio-LNG and eventually clean LNG produced from green hydrogen.”

Krios takes its name from Greek Mythology, continuing a theme for Titan LNG’s fleet.

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