The Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) will build three LNG bunker vessels for Titan, Wesmar and Nordic Hamburg. German Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck granted a EUR 62 million subsidy to have the ships built.

FSG will thus continue to be an important driver of the European maritime energy transition in the future. This is because the subsidised ships make a significant contribution to the availability of alternative fuels in the European port infrastructure and thus create a prerequisite for the large-scale start of green shipping.

Also read: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft takes over Nobiskrug shipyard

Thanks to their dimensions and facilities, the ships can also be used in relatively shallow waters and for refuelling cruise ships. The North Sea and Baltic Sea are the intended areas of operation, but the LNG refuelling ships can also be used in all other European coastal regions.

‘A great sign that the German government is shaping and advancing the energy transition in the maritime sector with concrete results,’ emphasised Philipp Maracke, Managing Director of FSG-Nobiskrug Holding.

Picture: Robert Habeck presented the funding notification to Richard Grube, Managing Partner of Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG (centre), and Christian Peter Hoepfner, Managing Director of Wessel Marine (right) (picture by FSG).

Also read: Titan plans world’s largest bio-LNG plant in Amsterdam