Titan LNG has entered a long-term contract with the Netherlands’ Port of Amsterdam to rent the port as ‘home’ location for its bunkering pontoon, FlexFueler001.
The pontoon is designed to provide easy, affordable and safe liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services for vessels powered by LNG.
Port of Amsterdam CEO Koen Overtoom said: “We believe in LNG as a shipping fuel and Titan LNG’s solution fits very well with our strategic focus on becoming a sustainable port and our transition to renewable energy.
“We strive to connect the port seamlessly to the fast growing metropolitan area, and lowering pollution is a top priority!
“We are looking forward to the launch of the FlexFueler001 at the end of this year.”
The latest deal is also expected to help the Port of Amsterdam support the development of an LNG bunkering market in Amsterdam.
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Titan LNG CEO Niels den Nijs said: “LNG as a marine fuel has a great future and provides one of the building blocks of a more sustainable shipping industry.”
The company has selected Port of Amsterdam’s America Harbour to transfer LNG using various methods, including via trucks and LNG transport vessels.
The trucks and vessels will be used to discharge LNG into the FlexFueler pontoon in order to allow it to load fuel independently, without relying on large-scale terminal facilities.
America Harbour features a 9.7m draft and is anticipated to easily receive inland and seagoing vessels.