The first project of this new partnership was the construction and first LNG bunkering - on 6 February - of the research vessel Atair at the Fassmer shipyard.
Commenting on the collaboration between the Hamburg-based LNG supplier Nauticor and Fasmer, located in Berne, Nauticor CEO Richard Schröder said that he believed that: ‘The shipyard’s customers will significantly benefit from the cooperation between the two companies.
‘In addition to the shipyard’s experience in building and retrofitting vessels with LNG engines the customers will benefit from Nauticor’s expert knowledge regarding sourcing, storage and transport of LNG, as well as our knowledge about executing LNG bunkering operations for vessels.’
The cooperation between Nauticor and Fassmer dates back to 2015 when the Helgoland ferry, the first LNG-fuelled vessel of its type to be built in Germany, received LNG bunkers from Nauticor (then operating as Bomin Linde LNG).
The latest project is the Atair, a new surveying and research vessel for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency which is scheduled to enter service later this year. Nauticor will supply LNG bunkers throughout the vessel’s sea trials.