Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd (SLNG) has successfully completed modifications to its secondary jetty at its terminal on Jurong Island, and it is now able to receive and reload small LNG ships between 2000 m3 and 10 000 m3 in capacity.
This new small scale LNG facility, completed on 13 February 2019, will help spur the development of the small scale LNG market in various forms; for example, in the supply of LNG to isolated power plants in remote areas in the region, or in the delivery of LNG as bunker fuel to ships in the Port of Singapore.
The SLNG terminal’s secondary jetty was originally designed to accommodate LNG ships of 60 000 m3 to 265 000 m3 in size. In June 2017, SLNG successfully performed a gas-up/cool-down and reload operation for the 6500 m3 LNG bunker vessel, Cardissa. Following on from that success, and to better support small scale LNG and LNG bunkering, SLNG has taken the initiative to commence modification works to its secondary jetty so that even smaller LNG ships can reload at the terminal. The modifications include the installation of a new marine loading arm and gangway, and new facilities for securing small LNG ships at the jetty.
Sandeep Mahawar, Interim CEO and Vice President (Commercial) of SLNG, commented, “We believe that there is good potential for the small scale LNG market to flourish in this part of the world, and the timely completion of the [small scale LNG] facility is an important step forward in SLNG’s efforts to support this growth. It also serves to promote the development of LNG bunkering in Singapore, which is another potential growth area given Singapore’s already well-established reputation as the top bunkering port in the world. As demand builds and there is a viable business case, SLNG may consider installing topsides at its tertiary jetty to accommodate more [small scale LNG] reloads.”
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