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Titan LNG Has Won The Tender For LNG Delivery In The Port Of Marseille For Corsica Linea’s New Ro-Pax Ferry

Titan LNG has won the tender for LNG delivery in the Port of Marseille for Corsica Linea’s new Ro-Pax ferry

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) January 16, 2022 – The Dutch company Titan LNG has won the tender for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Port of Marseille for Corsica Linea’s new Ro-Pax LNG-fuelled ferry, A Galeotta. Titan LNG is a leading, independent and physical LNG supplier. The contract marks a significant expansion of Titan’s operations into the Mediterranean which will enhance the availability
of LNG, bioLNG, and in the longer run hydrogen-derived LNG. Titan will start with Truck-to-Ship operations for a period of time until the Krios vessel – a 4,500 cbm LNG bunker vessel – arrives that will be able to supply the wider Mediterranean region with LNG and bioLNG as a marine fuel. Corsica Linea’s new LNG-fuelled ferry “A Galeotta” is currently under construction at the Visentini shipyard in Italy. The LNG-powered ferry is set to begin sea trials in May 2022. Since the vessel is designed to be powered by LNG, lower and zero carbon variations of LNG such as bioLNG and hydrogen-derived LNG can be dropped into its fuel tanks with no changes required to the infrastructure. These can even be blended with conventional LNG to reduce emissions further. GHG emissions and local emissions will be reduced immediately by using readily available LNG and bioLNG, while a safe, practical pathway to zero carbon hydrogen-derived LNG is open. Niels den Nijs, CEO, Titan LNG, said:“Expanding our operations to the Mediterranean region will enhance the availability of LNG and bioLNG. Expanding infrastructure will help consolidate LNG as a leading sustainable marine fuel across the region. As a result, we hope to see more shipowners investing in LNG and bioLNG. I am delighted to be able to announce this partnership and I look forward to further expansion of LNG in the Mediterranean region and beyond.” Pierre Antoine Villanova, CEO, Corsica Linea added: “Having access to LNG and bioLNG infrastructure and bunkering allows us to take a significant positive step towards the decarbonisation of our fleet. When choosing LNG, the ability to act now on greenhouse gas emissions in the Mediterranean Sea stood out. We also recognised the pathway to full decarbonisation using LNG, bioLNG and hydrogen-derived LNG as a strong, clear and flexible option. Our exciting new ferry, A Galeotta, will be able to switch between LNG and bioLNG, and even blend the two, with no changes required onboard. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2022.

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