The Werkendam is fully powered by LNG, with gas oil as a back-up. The installed tank capacity on the aft deck can store 35 m3 LNG on board.
This first for the Port of IJmuiden is another important step for LNG bunkering, the port is strategically located for bunkering activities and the operation today further acknowledges our strong track record in LNG bunkering. The permitting process was thorough and in good cooperation with OD IJmond and Port of IJmuiden
Jippe van Eijnatten, director business development at Titan LNG, stated.
In the same wavelength, Margot Michielse of the Omgevingsdienst IJmond/Velsen, said that having LNG powered vessels work in the port area is great for the local emissions and of course they should be able to bunker as efficient as normal MGO.
Commenting on the Werkendam, Cor Paans, Director Paans Van Oord, mentioned that the ship has several sustainable innovations on board, as in addition to running on LNG, the electric crane on the vessel is equipped with devices known as ultracaps, which recover energy when, for example, a load is release.