Elenger Marine has successfully launched and named Optimus a 6,000 m3 LNG bunker vessel in the shipyard of the Dutch shipbuilding company Damen. The service area of the nearly 100-meter-long vessel will be the eastern part of the Baltic Sea, especially the Gulf of Finland.
“After delivery in first quarter 2021, the bunker vessel will supply this environmentally friendly fuel in our home sea to a wide range of different vessels including two new generation Tallink fast ferries,” said Pasi Näkki, CEO of Elenger Marine, a business unit of the Elenger group which will be in charge of bunkering activities. “The construction of LNG-fueled ships is booming in the world. Marine transport is switching to the use of LNG both globally and in the Gulf of Finland, and this trend will be supported by Optimus.”
This LNG bunkering vessel has high level of maneuverability which allows her to operate in different type of ports. She will be able to bunker tankers, cargo ships, service craft and passenger vessels both in offshore waters and inside port areas, and is able to transfer up to 1,000 m3/h of LNG to customers.
Optimus is being built by the Dutch company Damen. Compliance with extremely stringent safety requirements is ensured in the process of construction, and a number of control systems is duplicated. Ice class 1A is assigned to the vessel, which will be able to render services to clients all year round.