Norway-based Skangas has signed a memorandum of understanding with Titan LNG of the Netherlands, agreeing to work together to develop a one-stop shop for LNG bunkering “in various locations” in northwest Europe.
Skangas operates two vessels that deliver LNG as marine fuel, operating across the North Sea and the Baltic. Titan LNG will take delivery of FlexFueler1, the world’s first LNG-bunkering pontoon, in Q3 2018.
FlexFueler1 will supply LNG as marine fuel in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp region. However, Titan LNG wants to develop additional bunkering pontoons in new locations.
“Joining forces will further drive innovative solutions and operational excellence at the two leading LNG suppliers, helping to meet LNG-fuelled ships’ operational requirements,” the companies said.
The two companies have completed gas trials and drying of the cargo tanks on board the 5,800 mᶾ Sirius Veder-owned, Skangas-chartered LNG bunker-supply ship Coralius at Eemshaven.