Petronas Carries Out Bunkering Operation
Malaysian state producer, Petronas, achieved a milestone with the successful completion of its first LNG bunkering operation at its Pengerang LNG regasification terminal, it said November 1.
This follows the agreement between Petronas and Uranos Vermoegensverwaltungs, a joint venture company of Bernhard Schulte and Babcock International.
The LNG reload operation into the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, Kairos, with a capacity of 7,500 m³ took place at the RGTP jetty. The Kairos departed from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea, and received the LNG supply before sailing to Europe.
The head of Petronas LNG Ezhar Yazid Jaafar said: “We believe that small-scale LNG opportunities will increase from the utilisation of alternative, cleaner fuel such as LNG. The new regulation of a 0.5% global sulphur cap to be imposed by the International Maritime Organisation in January 2020, will make LNG the alternative fuel of choice for the shipping industry.”