FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) has announced the launch of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel in Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China.

According to FueLNG, construction of the 7,500m3 LNG bunkering vessel is progressing smoothly and is on schedule to be complete in the fourth quarter of this year.

Once complete, the LNG bunkering vessel will enable FueLNG to be the first in Singapore to provide regular ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services within the Singapore port and will support initiatives implemented by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to increase the adoption of LNG.

Saunak Rai, General Manager of FueLNG, said, “There is a growing number of LNG-fuelled vessels in the world and FueLNG is well-positioned to seize LNG bunkering opportunities in Singapore.” 

“We have safely completed more than 200 truck-to-ship bunkering operations with no incidents, a testament to our high standards and operational expertise. Building Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel demonstrates FueLNG’s confidence in LNG as a marine fuel.”

“The vessel will enhance our range of services and boost our efforts to further increase the availability of LNG in the market.”

FueLNG’s bunkering vessel with further enhance the LNG bunkering infrastructure in Singapore and support the growth of the industry through the development of best practices such as technical standards. 

The expansion of the LNG bunkering infrastructure will also create more opportunities in adjacent sectors in Singapore, such as ship design, construction, operation and repair, as well as in LNG trading.