Nordic energy company Gasum has completed an LNG bunkering for Heerema’s Sleipnir, the largest semi-submersible crane vessel in the world.

Heerema is the latest maritime company to reduce their climate impact by using low-emission LNG provided by Gasum.

Gasum performed an LNG bunkering at the beginning of May for Heerema’s unique crane vessel Sleipnir, which has a lifting capacity of 20,000 tonnes. Sleipnir will operate on the Norwegian Continental Shelf during the following months.

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“The bunkering operation was swift and efficient, saving valuable time and allowing Sleipnir to start her work quickly. It is now possible to offer a large degree of flexibility to our customers. The bunkering of Heerema’s Sleipnir is a good example,” said Gasum’s Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director for Maritime.

“Our bunker vessel Kairos was the only vessel able to bunker Sleipnir in her current state. To reach the fuel tank we needed to lift the bunker hose more than 28 meters above sea level.”

Gasum’s fleet includes five LNG supply vessels: Coralius, Kairos, Coral Energy, Coral EnergICE and Seagas. All the vessels can be used for bunkering operations, and they play an important part in Gasum’s strategy to build a low-carbon future on land and at sea.

“Maritime traffic generates 3% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. To lower these emissions, we need to reduce the use of conventional fuels, such as heavy fuel oil, in maritime transport,” Granqvist said.

“LNG provides an excellent alternative, and we are happy to see that vessels such as Sleipnir use it as fuel.”