FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has set a new industry milestone for Singapore with the completion of its 100th LNG bunkering operation with no loss-time incidents, and in accordance with the Technical reference (TR) 56 standard for LNG bunkering in Singapore.
Chris Ong, Chairman, FueLNG and CEO, Keppel O&M, said, “This milestone is testament to FueLNG's ability to provide safe, cost-efficient and reliable LNG bunkering for our clients. We are optimistic that the industry will increasingly adopt LNG as a marine fuel and look forward to furthering our partnership with industry stakeholders to build a world-class LNG bunkering network in Singapore.”
Tahir Faruqui, Director, FueLNG and Head, Shell Global Downstream LNG, added, “By leveraging the strengths of its parent companies, FueLNG is able to provide comprehensive solutions for a range of activities such as LNG bunkering and distribution to industrial and consumer customers. The delivery of our LNG bunkering vessel in 2020 is an important step for growing a robust and reliable global LNG fuel supply chain in the years to come as we will be able to increase the availability of LNG with ship-to-ship services for our end clients.”
Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), said, “We are pleased to see good progress in LNG bunkering in Singapore. We hope that this would strengthen Singapore's offering as a global maritime hub and bunkering port. We will continue to work through local and international partnerships to increase the viability of LNG as a marine fuel for the future.”