BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry



« News Home
:: Monthly Archive

News Topics
:: Air Pollution
:: Agreements & M&A's
:: Alternative Fuels
:: BunkerBlog
:: Cargoes & Storage
:: Company News
:: Efficiency, Costs & Charges
:: Environment
:: Events
:: Financial
:: Fuel Quality & Testing
:: Lubes & Additives
:: Oil Spills
:: People
:: Port News
:: Projects
:: Regulation, Legal
:: Services, Products,Technology
:: Statistics & Research
:: Vessels

Regional Archive
:: Americas
:: Asia/Oceania
:: Europe
:: M.East/Africa


BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry
Home » News



FueLNG completes first commercial LNG bunker delivery in Singapore

Hilli Episeyo was supplied with LNG via truck in landmark delivery.



Image credit:


Updated on 25 Sep 2017 11:16 GMT

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd (Shell), has completed the first commercial LNG bunker delivery in Singapore by performing a landmark truck-to-ship supply for the floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV) Hilli Episeyo.

The LNG bunker transfer, which was carried out in batches and completed on September 23, was previously referred to by Golar LNG Ltd (Golar LNG), operator of the Hilli Episeyo, in August, when the company said that the vessel would be bunkered with LNG in September - ahead of its maiden departure.

The FLNGV is scheduled to depart from Singapore for Cameroon between the end of September and October, with the voyage between South East Asia and West Africa expected to take 32 to 40 days.

According to FueLNG, the bunker delivery was conducted in accordance with the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) Technical Reference for LNG Bunkering (TR 56), which provides a safe, efficient and sustainable technical framework for LNG bunkering operations.

"This marks the first LNG trucking operation for FueLNG, following the facilitation of Singapore LNG's (SLNG) successful gas-up/cool-down and reload operation at its Jurong Island terminal of the Cardissa, Shell's LNG bunker vessel, in June 2017. FueLNG is committed to building the LNG bunkering industry in Singapore, and is working with relevant local authorities to provide safe truck and vessel bunkering solutions," FueLNG said.

Michael Chia, chairman of FueLNG Ltd, remarked: "This is an exciting milestone for FueLNG as we establish ourselves as a safe, cost-efficient and reliable LNG bunker supplier. The development of proven LNG bunkering infrastructure will give confidence to the industry that LNG can be widely adopted as a marine fuel and is sustainable for the long-term."

FueLNG Ltd is one of two companies to be awarded an LNG bunker supplier licence by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) - together with Pavilion Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy.

FueLNG has also secured contracts from Keppel Smit Towage and Maju Maritime to provide LNG bunkering services for two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs. These contracts are due to commence in 2018 when construction of the tugs is completed.

To promote Singapore as an LNG bunker-ready port, the MPA commenced its LNG bunkering pilot programme (LBPP) earlier this year. Under the LBPP, the MPA has provided various companies with grants of up to S$2 million per LNG-powered vessel constructed.

Andrew Tan, chief executive of the MPA, said: "This successful operation by FueLNG attests to Singapore's ability to provide safe, efficient, and reliable LNG bunkering in the Port. Furthermore, we are pleased to note that the operation was carried out based on the recently launched Singapore Technical Reference for LNG Bunkering (TR56). As the leading bunkering port in the world, MPA is committed to cater to the future energy needs of the global shipping industry via cleaner, alternative sources of fuels such as LNG. We will continue to work closely with our stakeholders to develop our capabilities in preparation for a larger uptake of LNG bunkering in the future."

Image: The floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV) Hilli Episeyo during its naming ceremony in July 2017.






Related Links:

Maiden LNG bunker delivery booked for world's first converted FLNGV
Pavilion Gas, Uniper ink LNG capacity agreement
Singapore performs Southeast Asia's first LNG bunker capability demonstration
Singapore launches technical reference for LNG bunkering
Total, Pavilion sign LNG bunkering MoU for Singapore
Pavilion Energy signs MoU to supply Harley Marine bunker tankers with LNG
Singapore
Singapore

Latest News:

Dan-Bunkering hires three bunker traders in Dubai
Maersk to change BAF calculation ahead of 2020 sulphur cap
Norden seeks assistant for Fuel Efficiency team
Keppel O&M inks deal to offer GTT systems for LNG bunker vessels
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Brent remains below last week's $80 level
Penguin orders 16 Enginei fuel management systems
ICS releases 2020 sulphur cap guidance
ABS to class FueLNG's 'milestone' bunker barge for Singapore
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Exmar's two new LPG-powered VLGCs to feature Wartsila cargo handling and fuel gas system
China update on October 0.5%S fuel regulations




Page Links:

Prices
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
South Europe
Index Summary
Price Highlights
Commentaries
Futures
Prices
Antwerp
Busan
Fujairah
Houston
Istanbul
Kaohsiung
Las Palmas
Maracaibo
New Orleans
Piraeus
Rio de Janeiro
Rotterdam
Santos
Singapore
News
Latest News
Blogs
Archive
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
News
Air Pollution
Agreements & M&A's
Alternative Fuels
Cargoes & Storage
Efficiency, Costs & Charges
Environment
Events
Financial
Fuel Quality
Lubes & Additives
Oil Spills
People
Port News
Projects
Regulation/Legal
Services, Products, Technology
Statistics & Research
Vessels
Contact & Terms
Contact Us
Advertise
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Events
Upcoming Events