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Titan LNG launches Port of Amsterdam’s first Flexbox

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Titan LNG, one of the leading suppliers of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in north west Europe (NWE), today announced the opening of the first industrial LNG installation in the Port of Amsterdam.

The Titan LNG Flexbox®, which offers a plug and play solution, will supply clean and affordable natural gas to Eikelenboom Cleaning Amsterdam, a Dutch tank cleaning and food transport specialist with multiple locations across The Netherlands and Belgium.

The first of its kind in north west Europe, the Flexbox® is a 30 ft container, which boasts a 14 m3 LNG tank and an ambient air vapouriser that converts the LNG into normal natural gas.

Commenting on the launch, Ronald van Selm, Operations Director, Titan LNG, said: "We developed the Flexbox® to serve customers with a relatively small gas use and for the mobile gas market. It’s a valuable addition to our product portfolio, providing a plug and play solution that enables easy access to clean and affordable natural gas."

With no access to the local gas-grid, Eikelenboom's location in the Port of Amsterdam has, until now, relied on the use of heating oil; a less environmentally-conscious solution. Eikelenboom therefore sought a more sustainable solution for its operations by utilising the Titan LNG Flexbox®.

Commenting on the Flexbox® technology, Ary Eikelenboom, Director, Eikelenboom Cleaning Amsterdam, said: "By switching to LNG, we're not only increasing our competitive advantage, but also ensuring that we play our part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

The installation of the mobile containerised LNG Flexbox® will facilitate easy access to natural gas and enable Eikelenboom's operations to be up and running within a matter of hours. It will supply Eikelenboom with 1,25 GWh of natural gas per year, which will be used for the production of steam.

Commenting on the new partnership, Koen Overtoom, Interim CEO Port of Amsterdam, said: "Eikelenboom Cleaning Amsterdam and Titan LNG have achieved an important milestone in the development of a cleaner environment in our port. As LNG becomes an increasingly viable solution for both industrial and marine applications, it will play a key role in improving air quality in the Port of Amsterdam. We are pleased to be able to support Titan LNG as it continues to innovate in this area with both the Flexbox and its recently launched LNG bunkering pontoon, the Flex-Fueler, which will provide LNG to LNG-powered ships."

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