Project Summary

Breakthrough LNG deployment in Inland Waterway Transport will create a critical mass in LNG supply through facilitating an LNG bunkering station for IWT while at the same time creating demand by equipping three vessels with LNG installations. This will be a crucial step to ensure a breakthrough will take place in the market.


LNG is considered the most interesting alternative clean fuel for the IWT sector. The project aims to facilitate the uptake of LNG at various levels, for instance by accelerating the development of an adequate bunkering infrastructure.


Standardisation of equipment as well as the type approval of the most common components and configurations are key success factors to force the breakthrough in the LNG market for IWT. Within the scope of the project three representative inland vessels will be equipped with LNG installations.

Social impact

A transition towards LNG can have a significant positive impact on the environmental performance. Based on average operational profiles, savings could be realized up to 70% on NOx and 95% on PM compared to CCNR-2 emission limits, and 10% on CO2 equivalent emissions.



Members of the consortium are well familiar within the LNG industry: Kooiman Marine Group, Pon Power, Koedood, Dolderman, PitPoint, Cryonorm, Wärtsilä, Argonon Shipping, Van Oord, Somtrans and EICB.

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