Titan LNG, a leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe, has doubled the speed of LNG bunkering with a new device.
The Netherlands-based business successfully bunkered the Swedish M/T Fure West in Amsterdam earlier this month using the T-piece, which combines the flow from two trucks into one bunkering hose.
The T-piece streamlines the truck-to-ship refuelling process by reducing the time required compared to sequential truck deliveries via simultaneous discharge. The combined pumping rate can reach 28 tonnes per hour.
During the portcall, six trucks in total were delivered using Titan LNG’s equipment.
”The T-piece is an important innovative step on the road to launching our FlexFueler bunkering pontoon next year”
Michael Schaap of Titan LNG
Michael Schaap of Titan LNG explained, “Speed is important to reduce the downtime of the vessel so that LNG can compete every way with conventional bunker fuels. The T-piece is an important innovative step on the road to launching our FlexFueler bunkering pontoon next year.”
Didier de Beaumont, Commercial Manager at the Port of Amsterdam, commented, “We are very pleased to be the first port in the wider region that is able to approve the simultaneous discharging of two trucks. We welcome this advance in efficiency, which will hopefully further accelerate the transition to LNG as a marine fuel with the associated environmental benefits.”