BW Pavilion LNG Pte. Ltd – a joint venture between BW Group and Pavilion Energy - has held a shipnaming ceremony for two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuildings, the BW Pavilion Vanda and BW Pavilion Leeara.
The ceremony, held at Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard, was attended by Singapore Minister for Transport, Lui Tuck Yew and his wife Madam Teng Soo Fen, and Chairman of Pavilion Energy, Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican and his wife Puan Sri Noraini Mohamed Yusoff.
Andreas Sohmen-Pao, BW Group Chairman, said: “A shipnaming ceremony celebrates an important milestone in the life of a vessel, and I am pleased to share the occasion with our [joint venture] partner Pavilion Energy. BW Pavilion Vanda and BW Pavilion Leeara represent the JV’s commitment to provide customers with high quality LNG shipping as well as tailored gas infrastructure solutions. BW looks forward to continued growth of the [joint venture] in an exciting maritime segment.”
Seah Moon Ming, Pavilion Energy Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to celebrate this occasion with BW Group. With growing Asian LNG demand, the delivery of the new LNG vessels is a significant milestone in Pavilion Energy’s capability build-up, as part of our plans to be an integrated LNG company.”
The LNG newbuildings will add to the joint venture’s fleet currently on water. Classed by DNV-GL, the LNG carriers feature industry-leading ecologically-friendly specifications such as low boil-off rates (BOR), hybrid low-duty (LD) compressors and a ballast water treatment system that is fully compliant with the International Maritime Organisation’s Ballast Water performance standards. Both LNG carriers are designed to comply with new Panama Canal requirements and are certified for possible future transit through the canal.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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