Avenir LNG Takes Delivery of Bunkering Vessel
Avenir LNG said October 14 it had taken delivery of its first dual purpose LNG bunkering and supply vessel Avenir Advantage from Keppel Offshore & Marine, at the Nantong Shipyard, Jiangsu Province, China.
Avenir Advantage will serve Petronas LNG in Malaysia under a three-year charter agreement. The vessel will supply LNG to fuel ships operating in the region and deliver LNG directly to Petronas' small-scale customers.
“The flexible design of our vessels allows us to support the development of the LNG bunker fuel market whilst adding to the global small-scale supply fleet; thereby supporting our strategic objective of supplying natural gas to otherwise inaccessible areas,” Avenir LNG CEO Milorad Doljanin said.
Avenir LNG is building six LNG bunkering and supply vessels of 7,500 m3 and 20,000 m3 capacity, along with the Higas LNG import facility (10,800 m3) in Sardinia Italy. Avenir Advantage is the first of two ships ordered from Keppel Nantong Shipyard. Each vessel has a cargo capacity of 7,500 m3 across two Type C tanks.