Titan LNG supplier in collaboration with Port of Brest, CCIMBO and DEME joined their efforts and successfully completed the first truck-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Brest to the to the hopper dredger Scheldt River.
"This LNG bunkering in Brest underlines the expansion of LNG delivery options in the ports of Europe."
...said Régine Portocarero, business development at Titan LNG.
As the collaborators further announced, through this operation, bunkering makes a major step forward. Also, with Port of Brest's strategic location, LNG bunkering activities will continue to develop in the future.
"Port authorities play a crucial role in the development and facilitation of the maritime use of LNG. Port of Brest stimulates sustainable developments, incorporating environmental concerns. LNG is a cleaner fuel for shipping, reducing emissions of CO2, Sulphur oxides, particles and Nitrogen oxides."
... commended Eric Roellinger, Harbour Master Port of Brest.
For the records, Scheldt River is an 8,400-cbm hopper capacity dredger with 115.9 meters and a breadth of 25 meters length while is is the second dredger in the DEME fleet supplied with dual-fuel engines.
"Titan LNG and the Port of Brest managed to arrange the permit very quickly for unloading the trucks at the quay where the Scheldt River could bunker. Thanks to the professional cooperation between all partners, the operation was performed in an efficient and safe manner."
...Grégoire Thévenin from DEME concluded.