The last two days bunkering of LNG took place 12 miles off the coast of Indonesia by Coral Fraseri which is commercially managed by Anthony Veder. Since LNG is not yet obtainable worldwide this is the first LNG bunkering in this area of the world. Heerema has selected Dutch company Titan LNG to help in this undertaking. Titan LNG has chartered Coral Fraseri which is commercially managed by Anthony Veder, also Dutch, thus resulting in a unique Dutch cooperation.
Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO Heerema: “Not only is Sleipnir the world’s largest and strongest vessel, it is also first of its kind as far as sustainability goes. We are making offshore history. No other vessel has such numerous features. Our LED lights and shore power electricity are only a few examples of Heerema’s ambition in this area. Sustainability is an integral part of HMC's identity, embedded in our daily work practices. But we intend to do far more than that. Sleipnirs’ design clearly showcases Heerema’s dedication to sustainability beyond simply compliance. It shows that we act sustainable because we want to. Not because we have to. This specific project of bunkering LNG is proof of this ambition. We are very pleased to work together with Dutch Company Titan LNG, since it provided us with good solutions for bunkering, in Singapore as well as in Spain. The involvement of a second Dutch company, Anthony Veder, makes this maiden voyage extra special”.
Sleipnir will now set sail for Spain, rounding South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. In Spain, Titan LNG and Coral Fraseri (that will pass through Suez Canal) will again supply Sleipnir.
About Anthony Veder
Anthony Veder, established in 1937, acquired its first gas tanker in 1969. As an integrated shipping company, Anthony Veder develops and enhances long-term customer relationships by offering a safe, reliable and flexible service using a wide range of high quality gas carriers. The group is involved in all segments of gas shipping, from LNG to LPG and ethylene to CO2. Furthermore, the company provides comprehensive technical and commercial ship management services to third parties. Anthony Veder operates a fleet of 38 gas tankers, of which eight vessels use LNG as a fuel. The Rotterdam based shipping company employs over 1,100 people. More information is available at www.anthonyveder.com.
Nynke de Bakker, Communications Advisor
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