Titan LNG, the service supplier of liquefied natural gas, in a joint effort with the Port of Moerdijk, the shipyard Neptune Marine and Cryonorm Systems bunkered Van Oord’s LNG-powered crane vessel, Werkendam.
The operation has been completed at the beginning of the month at the port of Moerdijk, Titan LNG said in its statement on Monday.
It is the first LNG powered inland waterway crane vessel and is the start of a new generation of dredging vessels for Van Oord.
The vessel is fully powered by LNG, with gas oil as a back-up. The installed tank capacity on the aft deck can store enough LNG on board to sail and operate for fourteen days without having to refuel.
The crane vessel will be used mainly for the execution of Dutch projects of the Van Oord’s unit, Paans Van Oord. The first job will be maintenance dredging and revetment works in the Rotterdam Europahaven.