Sleipnir Bunkers LNG in Preparation of Maiden Voyage
Titan LNG chartered a ship from Anthony Veder and sent it to Indonesia for the first offshore LNG bunkering in this part of the world. On the receiving end, was Heerema’s newest vessel Sleipnir. The world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel is preparing for its maiden voyage from Singapore to Spain.
The bunkering of LNG took place with Anthony Veder's Coral Fraseri over the last two days, 12 miles off the coast of Indonesia. In addition to being the first offshore LNG bunkering in the area, it was also the largest LNG bunkering in the world to date. A demonstration of Dutch know-how on the other side of the world.
The Sleipnir is designed to work on large offshore projects such as installing and removing jackets, topsides, deep-water foundations, moorings and other offshore structures, such as wind turbines. It is the largest crane vessel built to date with the strongest pair of revolving cranes.
Heerema's new flagship is the world’s first crane vessel with dual-fuel engines running on marine gas oil (MGO) and liquid natural gas (LNG), thereby reducing harmful emissions. In addition, the vessel has LED lights and can make use of shore power electricity.
Another Bunkering Along the Way
The Sleipnir is to leave Singapore this week. After rounding South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, it is expected to arrive in Spain within 45 days. In the Mediterranean, Titan LNG will again supply the Sleipnir using the Coral Fraseri that will pass through the Suez Canal.