Chinese shipyard launched Singapore’s first LNG vessel
For the Singapore FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum, China's Keppel Nantong Shipyard has launched a liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel.
The ship reported to be the first LNG bunkering vessel in Singapore to be transferred from land to shore.
The construction of the 7,500-cbm LNG bunkering vessel is "progressing smoothly" according to FueLNG, and is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.
The bunkering vessel will allow the company to become the first to provide daily ship-to - ship LNG bunkering services within the port of Singapore.
The vessel, which could operate on both LNG and marine diesel oil, will be operated by Japan's K-Line as part of an agreement signed last year.
It is constructed according to an LNG design developed by the technology arm of Keppel O&M, Keppel Marine, and Deepwater Technology.
The vessel has a filling rate of up to 1000 cbm of LNG per hour and is capable of supplying chilled fuel to various types of vessels at heights from 3 meters to 23 meters above sea level.
Maritime Business World