Dutch fuel supplier Titan LNG has launched a tender for a new LNG bunker barge which will supply LNG as a marine fuel in the Port of Zeebrugge and in the English Channel ports from 2023.
The new 4,200 cu m vessel, named Krios, will operate with multiple tanks to segregate streams of LNG and bio-LNG – the sustainable carbon neutral fuel produced from biological waste streams.
Michael Schaap, Titan LNG’s commercial director marine, said: “As demand for LNG, and increasingly bio-LNG, accelerates, ensuring the right infrastructure and supply is in place for our customers is essential. LNG is the only fuel choice available today which offers immediate and long-term benefits to reducing GHG emissions, and a clear pathway to achieving decarbonisation targets.”
The vessel has been designed by Germany’s HB Hunte Engineering, and follows the launch of FlexFueler002, a co-built LNG bunkering barge from Titan LNG and gas infrastructure group Fluxys.
“With the new Titan Krios joining our expanding fleet, we will continue our efforts to enable a more sustainable future for shipping through global accessibility to LNG, bio-LNG and eventually clean LNG produced from green hydrogen.”