Busan, Korea, headquartered Gas Entec Co. Ltd. (Gas Entec) has won a contract from Sembcorp Marine under which it will provide the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the cargo handling system for the 12,000 cubic meter LNG bunker vessel ordered in February for a Singapore subsidiary of Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL).
Gas Entec specializes in engineering for small- and mid-scale LNG infrastructure and other applications with specific expertise in cargo containment, handling and fuel gas supply systems for floating LNG terminals, bunker vessels and ships using LNG as a fuel. Its references include the design and build of the first-ever small-scale floating regasification unit installed at the Port of Benoa in Bali; key engineering for the LNG bunkering barge built by Conrad Shipyard and operating in Jacksonville, Fla., and EPC of the LNG components of Japan’s first bunkering vessel, which is currently under construction.
Mr. Chong-Ho Kwak, Chief Executive Officer of Gas Entec, said: “Gas Entec is honored to work with Sembcorp Marine for the landmark 12,000 CBM LNG bunker vessel project, which will be the largest bunker ship to operate in Asia when it enters in service in 2021. We are excited to be a part of this prestigious project and will continue to work very hard to deliver to the immense responsibility and trust placed on us.”
The LNG bunker vessel will be built at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Shipyard in Singapore, where Gas Entec engineers will work with their counterparts to oversee the cargo handling project. The vessel, measuring 112 m long x 22 m wide, will use GTT Flex III membrane technology for the cargo containment tanks and will have dual-fuel engines running on LNG or marine diesel oil for cleaner propulsion.