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Heerema’s Slepnir in record LNG bunkering at Port of Rotterdam

Heerema Marine Contractor’s semi-submersible crane vessel and the world’s first LNG-powered construction vessel, Sleipnir, completed a milestone bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam. 

Four Dutch companies partnered up in what Heerema claims to be the largest LNG bunkering operation ever completed.

Its compatriot Titan LNG supplied almost 3,300 metric tons of liquefied natural gas using Anthony Veder’s vessel Coral Fraseri vessel, wrapping up the operation in under 24 hours, Heerema’s statement reads.

The Sleipnir arrived at the Port of Rotterdam on Sunday, March 22, for the first time following a successful global campaign.

Commenting on the bunkering operation, Niels den Nijs, CEO of Titan LNG, said, “Building on our 5 previous deliveries around the globe, we formulated and safely executed our plan of operation.”

He added that the company’s bunker barge, the FlexFueler 001, also received a cargo from the Coral Fraseri LNG carrier.

Heerema pointed out in its statement that all companies involved followed the strict government guidelines to protect their workforces during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.


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