First Bunkering of LNG for Van Oord’s Crane Vessel

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam
Werkendam LNG crane vessel

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In a joint effort between the Port of Moerdijk, specialized marine shipyard Neptune Marine, designer and supplier of tailor made LNG systems and vaporizers Cryonorm Systems and LNG solutions provider Titan LNG, the Werkendam crane vessel was supplied successfully for the first time with LNG.

The Werkendam, the new LNG powered vessel of Van Oord, was safely supplied earlier this month in the Port of Moerdijk. The Werkendam is the first LNG powered inland waterway crane vessel, with gas oil as a backup, and is the start of a new generation of dredging vessels for Van Oord.

The installed tank capacity on the aft deck, can store enough LNG on board to sail and operate for fourteen days without having to refuel. In comparison with diesel, LNG emits 80% less particulate matter and 70% less nitrogen oxide. A CO2 reduction of 25% is also achieved.

The 68 meter-long crane vessel will be used mainly for the execution of Dutch projects of the subsidiary Paans Van Oord. The first job will be maintenance dredging and revetment works in the Rotterdam Europahaven.

The Werkendam is the first LNG powered vessel that the shipyard Neptune Marine has built. Michiel Buné, the project manager, is confident that more orders will follow suit. “Titan’s experience in LNG bunkering has been very valuable to us, resulting in the successful commissioning of the vessel.”

Source: Titan LNG

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