Record-breaking LNG bunkering for Heerema’s Sleipnir
PRESS RELEASE – Heerema’s Sleipnir received the largest LNG bunkering ever completed. Titan LNG organized the bunkering, using Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier Coral Fraseri in the Port of Rotterdam.
Sleipnir arrived at the Port of Rotterdam on Sunday, March 22nd. The vessel came home for the first time following a successful global campaign. The total quantity of LNG delivered was almost 3,300 metric tonnes, making this the largest LNG bunkering to have ever taken place. The delivery took less than twenty-four hours to complete.
“Heerema is proud to have received the world’s largest LNG bunkering. We are especially pleased that this achievement could take place in our home base of the Port of Rotterdam. The use of LNG on Sleipnir is one of many sustainability measures we have introduced, and we will continue to investigate ways to reduce our impact on the planet”, comments Heerema’s CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven.
Niels den Nijs, CEO of Titan LNG, commented that LNG bunkering was becoming a routine operation for the Dutch companies involved. “Building on our 5 previous deliveries around the globe, we formulated and safely executed our plan of operation”, he says.
CEO Allard Castelein of the Port of Rotterdam Authority noted that “never before has a vessel bunkered as much LNG fuel as Sleipnir.” For the port, the event was a major tribute to the port’s goal of the ideal LNG hub for import, export, storage, and bunkering, he added.