FueLNG Scores a Century in Singapore
FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum, has completed its 100th LNG bunkering operation in Singapore with no loss-time incidents, Keppel Corporation said April 15.
Since May 2018, FueLNG has been providing truck-to-ship LNG bunkering for two dual-fuel tugs operated by Keppel Smit Towage. FueLNG also provides LNG for the commissioning of LNG systems and machinery, and trials for gas-fuelled vessels.
FueLNG said it is committed to promoting LNG as a marine fuel and has placed an order with Keppel O&M to build South East Asia's first LNG bunkering vessel, which is projected to be completed in 3Q 2020. Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected to class the bunker barge.
In September 2017, FueLNG completed its first operation and provided LNG for the commissioning of the floating liquefaction vessel Hilli Episeyo. The Moss LNG carrier can produce 2.4mn mt/year of LNG and is now working for Perenco offshore Cameroon.
This is less than Shell's Prelude tanker is designed to manage, but it cost less to convert the 1975 vessel into an FLNG vessel than it did to build Prelude from scratch. Shell is yet to announce the loading of the first LNG cargo, which had been expected over a year ago.