Titan LNG Conducts 1st LNG Bunkering in Port of IJmuiden

Dutch LNG supplier Titan LNG has completed the first-ever LNG bunkering at the Port of IJmuiden, North Holland.

Carried out in cooperation with the port and the OD IJmond on November 4, the operation included the first bunkering of LNG to the Werkendam, an LNG-powered crane vessel owned by Paans Van Oord.

“This first for the Port of IJmuiden is another important step for LNG bunkering, the port is strategically located for bunkering activities and the operation today further acknowledges our strong track record in LNG bunkering,” Jippe van Eijnatten, director business development at Titan LNG, said.

“The permitting process was thorough and in good cooperation with OD IJmond and Port of IJmuiden.”

“Having LNG powered vessels work in our port area is great for the local emissions and of course they should be able to bunker as efficient as normal MGO, this LNG bunkering is a great step forward,” Margot Michielse of The Omgevingsdienst IJmond/Velsen commented.

The Werkendam is fully powered by LNG, with gas oil as a back-up. The installed tank capacity on the aft deck can store 35 cbm LNG on board. In comparison with diesel, LNG emits 80% less particulate matter and 70% less nitrogen oxides. A CO2 reduction of around 25% is also achieved.

In July this year, Titan LNG also completed the world’s largest LNG bunkering to date involving Heerema Marine Contractors’ new semi-submersible crane vessel. The dual-fuel ship Sleipnir was supplied with LNG offshore Sumatra, South East Asia.