Petronas Launches LNG Bunkering
Malaysia's Petronas announced on November 11 it had launched LNG bunkering at Pasir Gudang in Johor state, in partnership with the Netherlands' Titan LNG.
Petronas' first LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) Avenir Advantage refuelled the Siem Aristotle vessel. Avenir Advantage has a 7,500-m3 storage capacity.
"With the LBV and the strategic location of our regasification facilities in Pengerang, Johor, and Sungai Udang, Malacca, we’ve strengthened Malaysia’s position as an LNG bunkering hub that provides reliable and cost-competitive cleaner energy solutions," Petronas CEO of gas and new energy, Adnan Zainal Abidin, said in a statement. "Our LBV can also operate as an LNG carrier for delivery to small gas demand centres inaccessible by large conventional LNG vessels."
Another emerging hub for LNG bunkering in the Asia-Pacific area is Singapore, where port authorities recently invited bids for two extra LNG bunkering licences.