TotalEnergies to expand LNG bunker services in Singapore with 12,000 cbm ship
Posted 04/10/2022 12:46
TotalEnergies Marine Fuels has marked a milestone in its liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering supply network with a naming ceremony of the Brassavola LNG bunker vessel in Singapore.
The ceremony was held at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard, marking a step closer to commencing TotalEnergies’ LNG bunkering services in Singapore.
According to the company, the ship will be the largest LNG bunker vessel for use in service in the Port of Singapore with 116.5 metres in length and 22 metres in width and a capacity of 12,000 cubic metres.
The Brassavola is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2023.
The vessel is owned by Indah Singa Maritime Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL and will be chartered by Pavilion LNG Bunker I Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy.
Under a long-term agreement with Pavilion Energy, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels will employ Brassavola to supply LNG bunker to its customers as one of three licensed suppliers of LNG bunker fuels in the Port of Singapore.
Louise Tricoire, vice president of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, said: “We are delighted to witness this momentous milestone together with our partners today, and to move another step closer to commencing our LNG bunkering services in Singapore, the world-leading bunker hub and a frontrunner in green shipping.
“The Brassavola exemplifies TotalEnergies’ resolution to support our shipping customers’ decarbonisation ambition and to contribute to the country’s long-term strategies to build a sustainable Maritime Singapore.”
The company currently charters two 18,600-cubic metre LNG bunker vessels: the Gas Agility, at the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands; and the Gas Vitality, at the Port of Marseille-Fos, France.
This latest milestone is said to reinforce TotalEnergies’ ambition to develop a global LNG bunker supply network and its commitment to support its shipping customers in their energy transition towards maritime decarbonisation.
The development of LNG as a marine fuel is part of TotalEnergies’ long-term efforts to develop multiple alternative, lower- and zero-carbon solutions, such as new, advanced biofuels, biomethane and green hydrogen-based fuels.