New LNG bunker ship, FlexFueler 002 makes LNG bunkering widely available in port of Antwerp

March 28, 2021 |

In Belgium, Port of Antwerp, Fluxys and Titan LNG christened a new LNG bunker vessel: the FlexFueler 002 which is owned by gas infrastructure group Fluxys and LNG supplier Titan LNG. The bunker barge ensures that ships can refuel with LNG anywhere in the port.

The FlexFueler 002 operates from its base at quay 526/528 and supplies LNG throughout the port and Western Scheldt. It is the third vessel to join Titan LNG’s expanding infrastructure in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region, operating in addition to the FlexFueler 001 and the Green Zeebrugge.

The demand for LNG is growing as its role in shipping’s energy transition is increasingly recognised. LNG reduces SOx and particulate emissions to negligible amounts, NOx by approximately 85%, and achieves significant GHG reductions. It also creates a pathway to decarbonisation through the introduction of bio- and synthetic-LNG, which both use the same infrastructure and engine technology. Liquid biogas – from organic waste – and liquid synthetic methane – from green hydrogen and captured CO2 – are scalable solutions for the maritime sector, and the expanding LNG infrastructure in Port of Antwerp is fully future-proofed and able to supply carbon-neutral LNG.

The FlexFueler 002 provides flexible LNG bunkering, giving LNG fuelled vessels the option to bunker while loading or unloading cargo. It supports Port of Antwerp’s commitment to developing a multi fuel port, as well as improving local air quality.

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