Finnish energy company, Gasum, has successfully completed Germany’s first LNG bunkering operation between truck and ship. The LNG-fuelled research vessel, Atair, currently under construction in Germany’s Fassmer shipyard and replacing the 1987-built vessel of the same name, has received LNG on board in advance of its commissioning.
The Fassmer yard was selected by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency to build the vessel and Gasum is providing fuel and supporting the shipyard as it completes the construction process. The Atair will be deployed on operations including sea surveying, wreck search, and research.
Jacob Granqvist, Gasum sales director, LNG Maritime, commented: “Our first LNG bunkering operation with trucks in Germany was a great success and we are proud that we can support the Fassmer shipyard with this very important newbuild project.”