Titan LNG to deliver bio-LNG for new Corsica Linea ferry
This partnership marks the expansion of Titan’s operations into the Mediterranean, which will enhance the availability of LNG, bio-LNG and in the long-term, hydrogen-derived LNG, in the region.
Titan will start with truck-to-ship operations for a period until the Krios vessel – a 4,500 cubic-metre LNG bunker vessel – arrives, which will be able to supply the wider Mediterranean region with LNG and bio-LNG as a marine fuel.
Corsica Linea’s new LNG-fuelled ferry, A Galeotta, is currently under construction in Italy and is set to begin sea trials in May.
Since the vessel is designed to be powered by LNG, it will be versatile and future-proof. Lower and zero-carbon variations of LNG, such as bio-LNG and hydrogen-derived LNG, can be dropped into its fuel tanks with no changes required to the infrastructure.
“Expanding our operations to the Mediterranean region will enhance the availability of LNG and bio-LNG,” said Niels den Nijs, CEO of Titan LNG.
“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 bio-LNG. I am delighted to be able to announce this partnership and look forward to further expansion of LNG in the Mediterranean region and beyond.”
Corsica Linea’s CEO, Pierre Antoine Villanova, commented: “Having access to LNG and bio-LNG 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, bio-LNG 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 bio-LNG, and even blend the two, with no changes required onboard.”