Singapore named its first LNG bunkering vessel
The first LNG bunkering vessel in Singapore, FueLNG Bellina, was today designated to pave the way for FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum, to be the first in the nation's port to provide daily ship-to-ship
FueLNG will supply LNG bunkering from the first dedicated LNG bunkering facility in Singapore scheduled for construction by Keppel O&M at its Floating Living Lab. Shell will provide the facility with LNG when it becomes operational at the end of 2021.
The 7,500m3 vessel, designed and constructed by Keppel O&M, is scheduled to arrive from the Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China later this year in Singapore.
“This occasion marks an important milestone in Singapore’s journey to achieve the IMO 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target.
It is our next step towards regular ship-to-ship LNG bunkering activities in Singapore. As we progress towards a low-carbon future, we will intensify our efforts to develop the Port of Singapore into a global LNG bunkering hub,” Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State stated.
Keppel said the FueLNG Bellina is the world's first Smart Notation bunkering vessel. It is equipped with proprietary VesselCare solutions from Keppel O&M that allow for remote monitoring and real-time vessel operations support.
The first contracts for the vessel will be to provide the Shell-chartered tankers with ship-to - ship LNG bunkering and for one of the container vessels of Hapag Lloyd.
Maritime Business World