Titan LNG Tenders for 8000-Cbm LNG Bunker Barge

Titan LNG has contracted Fearnleys AS, a Norwegian ship broker, to run the tender process for a newbuild LNG Bunker Barge. The Titan Hyperion will be the third barge that the independent LNG bunker supplier Titan LNG operates in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.

Powered by LNG, the barge will carry 8000 cubic metres of LNG to service LNG fuelled ships and will be operational in 2021. The barge measures 135 metres in length by nineteen metres in width and will be among the larger inland waterway barges trading in the ARA region. The Titan Hyperion addresses the fast-growing market segment of larger ocean-going LNG fuelled vessels calling the ARA region.

‘In the design, we have incorporated four years of lessons learned from LNG bunkering, including the FlexFueler barges and the largest LNG bunkering transfers using small scale LNG carriers in the world,’ says Ronald van Selm, CTO Titan LNG. ‘Our design will enable Titan LNG to efficiently, safely, and cost effectively deliver larger parcels of the cleanest marine fuel. The Titan Hyperion will be ideal for servicing large tankers, cruise, container and offshore vessels.’

On top of executing larger bunker operations, the barge will also serve as the mother ship to fill the FlexFueler’s, thereby enabling higher utilisation of all of Titan LNG’s assets.

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Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.