First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Rostock

The next generation offshore installation vessel “Orion” was fuelled for the first time with LNG

First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Rostock Bild: Nauticor

In only the second ship-to-ship LNG bunker in Germany, the world’s largest LNG bunker ship “Kairos”, operated by Nauticor, has supplied the next generation Deme offshore installation ship, the “Orion”. This ship-to-ship LNG bunker is a first for the Port of Rostock.

“Orion“ is currently at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock, where it is being outfitted with a 5,000-tonne crane. Deme leads the industry with the adoption of LNG, with the new offshore installation vessel being the fifth dual fuel addition to the fleet, following three trailing suction hopper dredgers (“Minerva“, “Scheldt River“ and “Bonny River“) and a cable laying vessel (“Living Stone“).

“Our recent fleet additions are unique in their market segments as the first vessels in our industry to run on LNG. We want to make sure our fleet is future-proof and exceeds the current environmental regulations. Therefore, most of our new vessels are equipped with dual fuel engines, which are capable of running on LNG. Many of them are also already prepared for the new, carbon neutral fuels of the future and we will continue to scale up our actions to have the most energy efficient fleet in the industry,” says Bart Verboomen, Head of Deme´s Technical Department.