Titan LNG, the supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe, signed a two-year bunkering deal with Amulet Management & Services (AMS) for the LNG-fueled ships MS Green Rhine and MS Greenstream.
Under the agreement, the two LNG-fueled barges operated by AMS will be supplied with the chilled fuel by Titan LNG’s bunkering pontoon, scheduled to enter operation mid-2018, Titan LNG said in a statement.
The LNG pontoon, named the FlexFueler, will serve as a normal floating bunkering station for inland waterway vessels. For the larger seagoing vessels, the pontoon will be pushed to receiving vessels to bunker them while continuing their cargo loading or unloading operations.
Commenting on the contract, Niels den Nijs, commercial director at Titan LNG said, “although the LNG bunkering market is already maturing and is moving towards a spot market, some vessel operators choose to contract their supply with experienced parties.”
The pontoon features a double bottom, double hull with a length of 70 meters and will be fitted with up to four tanks, each with a capacity of 300 cubic meters (cbm). It will have discharge capacity range between 30 and 450-cbm of LNG per hour and will be capable of loading and unloading via ex-wharf, ex-truck and ex-vessel Titan LNG said in September last year following the unveiling of the project.
LNG World News Staff