Titan and Vox Ariane: The first two Ship-to-Ship LNG bunker operations in Hamburg

Titan has successfully performed the first two Ship-to-Ship LNG bunker operations in Hamburg.

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On the 14th of August, the company facilitated a second LNG bunkering to the Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Vox Ariane.

Titan’s ship Optimus executed bunkering of a total of 808 cbm of LNG.

This accomplishment builds upon their previous achievement on the 31st of July when they performed the first-ever Ship-to-Ship LNG bunkering operation in Hamburg, also to Vox Ariane. 

“These milestones signify not only Titan’s expertise and dedication but also a significant advancement for the industry as we continue to embrace cleaner and more sustainable fuel alternatives,” the company said.

Delivered by Keppel Offshore & Marine, the TSHD is the first dual-fuel dredger built in Singapore and the first of three identical dredgers that Keppel O&M is building for Van Oord.

Built to the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Tier III regulations, the Dutch flagged dredger includes several features that considerably reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Also, the TSHD incorporates innovative and sustainable systems and has obtained the Green Passport and Clean Ship Notation by Bureau Veritas.

According to Van Oord, the Vox Ariane has one suction pipe with submerged e-driven dredge pump, two shore discharge dredge pumps, five bottom doors, a total installed power of 14,500 kW, and is able to accommodate 22 persons.