Pavilion, Total Finalise LNG Bunkering Pact
Singapore’s Pavilion Energy and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions have signed a 10-year fully-termed agreement to jointly develop an LNG bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore, Pavilion said December 20.
This agreement follows the initial agreement inked by the two companies in June 2018. “The cooperation includes the shared long-term use of the 12,000 m3 GTT Mark III Flex membrane LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) newbuild that will allow each party to supply LNG bunker to its respective customers,” Pavilion said.
Pavilion said it has taken several firm steps to invest in and support Singapore’s LNG bunker readiness. In May 2019, it performed Singapore’s first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation, which comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG from a small-scale tanker to a receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel. Pavilion Energy also chartered its first LNGBV newbuild from Japan’s MOL in February this year, with the vessel currently undergoing construction at Sembcorp Marine's Tuas Boulevard Yard.
Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions' first milestones in its LNG strategy were set in Europe, with the signature of LNG bunker supply contracts for Brittany Ferries and CMA CGM, as well as the long-term chartered bunker vessel with MOL.