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Pavilion charters LNG bunker vessel

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Pavilion Energy has announced that it has chartered its first LNG bunker vessel to supply LNG in the Port of Singapore.

The 12 000 m3 GTT Mark III Flex membrane LNG bunker vessel will be the largest LNG bunker vessel for use in the port to date. It will be owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL). MOL will be collaborating with Sinanju – a local bunker operator in Singapore – to manage the LNG bunker vessel.

According to the statement, the S$3 million grant was awarded to Pavilion Energy under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) LNG Bunker Vessel Co-Funding Grant. This grant will be put towards the construction of the dual-fuel vessel. It will be constructed by Sembcorp Marine at its shipyard in Singapore for delivery by early 2021. The vessel will include a state-of-the-art hull with twin membrane LNG cargo tanks for more efficient boil-off gas (BOG) management. It will meet requirements as an LNG feeder and bunker tanker for both coastal and short-sea trade.

Frédéric H. Barnaud, Group CEO of Pavilion Energy, said: “Pavilion Energy has made substantial headway that will see us supply a cleaner and more sustainable bunker fuel in the Port of Singapore. The strategic partnerships with Total and MOL reinforce our commitment to develop robust LNG bunker supply solutions in Singapore as our home base.

“We would like to express our appreciation to MPA and our partners for their strong support behind this important milestone to realise LNG as marine fuel in Singapore.”

Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, added: “As the world’s largest bunkering port, we are pleased to support the building of this LNG bunker vessel. We look forward to this collaboration catering to growing future demand for ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore.”

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