Singapore carries out first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Singapore continues to take steps to ensure that it keeps its place as the world’s largest bunkering port, whatever fuel shipowners choose — including LNG.

Pavilion Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore government investment company Temasek, reports that it has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore.

The operation consisted of a reload of 2,000 cu.m of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly-modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel.

“Pavilion Energy’s first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations in Singapore demonstrates our strong commitment and capability to deliver a comprehensive suite of LNG bunker supply solutions to Singapore and the region,” said Mr. Frédéric H. Barnaud, Group CEO of Pavilion Energy. “We are very pleased to have achieved this shared milestone in close collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and SLNG Corporation, and with the support from various stakeholders, partners and customers.”

Pavilion Energy subsidiary Pavilion Gas, is a licensed LNG bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore.

“As the world’s largest bunkering port, Singapore is committed to provide a range of bunkering solutions to meet the future energy needs of the global shipping industry,” said Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA. “We congratulate Pavilion Gas for completing this ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in the Port of Singapore safely and look forward to more of such activities taking place in our port.”

Mr. Tan Soo Koong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore LNG Corporation, said, “SLNG is proud to have played a part in achieving this important milestone. We strongly believe that LNG will become the worldwide fuel of choice for bunkering in the long term, and SLNG is well-positioned to facilitate this development. We are keen to work with all stakeholders and invest in infrastructure as necessary, to help grow LNG bunkering here.”

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