Heerema’s LNG-fueled Sleipnir arriving in Port of Rotterdam

Image courtesy of Port of Rotterdam

Heerema Marine Contractor’s semi-submersible crane vessel and the world’s first LNG-powered construction vessel, Sleipnir, is set to arrive in the Port of Rotterdam for the first time on March 21. 

Since Sembcorp Marine, a Singaporean ship and offshore builder completed the construction of Heerema’s Sleipnir in July 2019, the vessel performed operation across the globe.

The vessel stands at 220 meters long, 102 meters wide, can accommodate 400 employees, and weighs 119,000 tons.

The semi-submersible vessel has two cranes onboard, each capable of lifting 10,000 metric tons. It has dual fuel propulsion and can, therefore, run entirely on LNG.

Sleipnir arrives following project execution in Trinidad, having already worked in Brazilian and Israeli waters. The vessel arrives to prepare for future decommissioning work across the North Sea.

By using Sleipnir, Heerema is working on cleaning up retired drilling platforms using LNG as fuel along the way. The vessel is due to depart at the end of March for the first of several jobs.

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