Titan LNG, a supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to marine and industrial users in North West Europe, has successfully completed the first-ever LNG bunker delivery at Mukran Port, Germany on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea. Titan says the refuelling event emphasized the versatility of LNG as a fuel able to be supplied anywhere.
The Belgium-registered trailing suction hopper dredger Scheldt River (8,979 dwt) launched in January 2017 and equipped with Wärtsila dual-fuel engines and LNG tanks, participated in the re-fueling operation. Titan LNG used seven trucks for the operation.
For vessels that require LNG it is possible to be supplied in German ports at prices below the price of marine gasoil.
“The approval process for obtaining clearance to bunker is becoming more standardized and approvals are received faster from the ports. LNG as a bunker fuel is gaining traction as the fuel itself, the financial and operational benefits are becoming well-known”, Jippe van Eijnatten, business development manager commented.
“Based on Titan LNG’s track record this delivery was realised on short notice and Titan LNG would like to thank the vessel crew and the staff of the Mukran Port for the excellent collaboration.”