JANUARY 17, 2014 — With Singapore aiming to be a hub for LNG bunkering and regional LNG distribution there will be a need for more small to medium scale LNG carriers and LNG bunkering vessels.
Positioning itself to meet this demand, Keppel Singmarine, the specialized shipbuilding division of Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine, has signed a technical assistance and license agreement with LNG membrane containment system leader Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)
"GTT has a long standing and strong relationship with Keppel Offshore & Marine. Today, we have passed a new milestone and I am pleased to count Keppel Singmarine as a new GTT partner from the Keppel Offshore & Marine Group," said GTT Chairman and CEO Mr. Philippe Berterottière."This agreement will enable Keppel Singmarine to propose GTT solutions in the design and construction of LNG carriers and is a major landmark in the long and successful partnership of GTT with Singapore."
"We are pleased to enter into this win-win partnership with GTT which will allow us to incorporate GTT's innovative solutions in designing and building of LNG carriers for the LNG market," said Mr. Hoe Eng Hock, Managing Director of Keppel Singmarine. "With an established track record of delivering some 400 specialized vessels, we understand the need of the market for quality and safe solutions, and we are confident our partnership with GTT will help us meet this market requirement."