Espoo, Finland, headquartered Gasum has marked another LNG bunkering milestone, refueling Heerema Marine Contractors’ Sleipnir, the largest semi-submersible crane vessel in the world with a lifting capacity of 20,000 tonnes..
The bunkering took place last month in Åmøyfjorden, Norway, and was apparently quite a stretch.
“The bunkering operation was swift and efficient, saving valuable time and allowing Sleipnir to start her work quickly. We are extremely proud of our well-equipped bunker fleet. It is now possible to offer a large degree of flexibility to our customers. The bunkering of Heerema’s Sleipnir is a good example. Our bunker vessel Kairos was the only vessel able to bunker Sleipnir in her current state. To reach the fuel tank we needed to lift the bunker hose more than 28 meters above sea level,” says Gasum’s Jacob Granqvist, Sales Director for Maritime.
Gasum’s fleet includes five LNG supply vessels: Coralius, Kairos, Coral Energy, Coral EnergICE and Seagas. All the vessels can be used for bunkering operations.
The Gasum Group has around 350 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. It is owned by the State of Finland.