German port’s first STS LNG bunkering
A German port has carried out its first ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering procedure, only the second operation of its kind to be undertaken in Germany.
This inaugural operation at the Port of Rostock saw the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel Kairos, operated by Nauticor, supply DEME’s next generation offshore installation vessel Orion. This is also the first time Orion has been fuelled with LNG.
Jens A. Scharner, managing director of the Port of Rostock, said: “This operation strengthens the LNG cluster in Rostock significantly and is an essential extension of the services offered by the port.
“The continuous development from the LNG bunkering operations by truck during the last years towards the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation shows the strong operational performance of our team.
“We are grateful for the trust DEME and Nauticor have placed in us. Environmentally friendly fuels, such as LNG, and a shipping industry driven by sustainability will shape our port in the long-run.”
Orion is currently at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock, where it is being outfitted with a 5,000-tonne crane. DEME leads the industry with the adoption of LNG, with the new offshore installation vessel being the fifth dual fuel addition to the fleet, following three trailing suction hopper dredgers, Minerva, Scheldt River and Bonny River, plus a cable laying vessel Living Stone.
Nauticor recently conducted the first ship-to-ship LNG transfer in Germany, in Brunsbüttel for DEME’s Scheldt River.
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