Titan LNG to Launch Tender for 8,000 cbm Bunker Barge

Dutch LNG supplier Titan LNG has contracted Fearnleys AS, a Norwegian shipbroker, to run the tender process for a newbuild LNG bunker barge.

To be named Titan Hyperion, the newbuilding will be the third barge that Titan LNG will operate.

Powered by liquefied natural gas, the barge will carry 8,000 cubic meters of cargo to service LNG-fueled ships and will be operational in 2021.

According to the company, the new barge will address the fast-growing market segment of larger ocean-going LNG-powered vessels calling the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

The barge will measure 135 meters in length and 19 meters in width and will be among the larger inland waterway barges trading in the ARA region.

The technical and economic feasibility assessment has been finalized by the Titan LNG newbuilding team, the company said.

“In the design, we have incorporated four years of lessons learned from LNG bunkering, including the FlexFueler barges and the largest LNG bunkering transfers using small scale LNG carriers in the world,” Ronald van Selm, CTO Titan LNG, explained.

“Our design will enable Titan LNG to … deliver larger parcels of the cleanest marine fuel. The Titan Hyperion will be ideal for servicing large tankers, cruise, container and offshore vessels.”

On top of carrying out larger bunker operations, the barge will also serve as the mother ship to fill the FlexFuelers.