Shell has placed an order with STX Offshore & Shipping for an LNG bunker tanker that will operate from Rotterdam.
The 6,500 cu m vessel will be stationed at the Dutch port's new break bulk terminal and will serve vessels operating in the North Sea.
“We worked closely with customers on the specifications of this exciting new bunker vessel and will use cutting-edge technology,” said Grahaeme Henderson, vp of Shell Shipping & Maritime. “I am delighted to be working with STX on this project and Shell is proud to be leading in the development of LNG fuel in shipping.”
“This specialised LNG bunker vessel is good news,” said Maarten Wetselaar, Shell’s executive vp, Integrated Gas. “Potential customers need to know that their LNG fuel will be delivered reliably and safely. Shell’s investment in this vessel, as well as commitment to buy capacity at the GATE terminal, underlines our confidence in LNG becoming a bigger part of the fuel mix.”