Heerema’s Sleipnir, the world’s strongest semi-submersible crane vessel yesterday, obtained the most important LNG bunkering ever accomplished. Titan LNG carried out the bunkering, utilizing the Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder’s LNG service within the Port of Rotterdam. A collaboration of 4 Dutch modern corporations who’ve united to make historical past for sustainability in The Netherlands.
The Sleipnir arrived on the Port of Rotterdam on Sunday, March 22nd. The vessel got here house for the primary time following a profitable international marketing campaign. The vessel has a variety of sustainability measures. It’s absolutely outfitted with LED-lighting, has a scorching/chilly vitality restoration system and is ready to run on LNG. The use of LNG significantly reduces dangerous native emissions and emits much less CO2 than different generally used fuels.
The complete amount of LNG delivered was nearly three,300 metric tons, making this the most important LNG bunkering to have ever taken place. The supply took much less then twenty-four hours to finish.
Heerema’s CEO, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, emphasised that ‘Heerema is proud to have obtained the world’s largest LNG bunkering. We are particularly happy that this achievement may happen in our house base of the Port of Rotterdam. The use of LNG on Sleipnir is one in every of many sustainability measures now we have launched, and we are going to proceed to research methods to scale back our impression on the planet.’
Sleipnir is owned and operated by Heerema Marine Contractors. The vessel is supplied with two revolving cranes constructed by Huisman Equipment B.V., every with a capability of 10,000 t; the principle cranes might be operated in tandem to collectively elevate 20,000 t. It was ordered in 2015 and in-built Singapore by Sembcorp Marine.
Power for the ship is supplied by 12 MAN dual-fuel engines. The gas capability is eight,000 m3 (280,000 cu ft) of LNG, which permits Sleipnir to cross the Atlantic or stay on station for one month.
After its completion in 2019, SSCV Sleipnir succeeded Heerema’s earlier SSCV Thialf as the most important crane vessel on the earth.
(Source and picture: Heerema – Sleipnir bunkering in Rotterdam)
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