The Port of Singapore has recently launched its first Request for Proposal (RFP) to allow interested parties to apply for a licence that will allow them to supply LNG bunker to vessels in the Port of Singapore.
The bunkering industry is an important part of Singapore's hub port, with more than 42 million t of bunker sales last year at the Singapore bunkering port.
Working to develop LNG bunkering standards
As part of efforts to develop LNG bunkering, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has collaborated closely with partner agencies, industry stakeholders and technical experts, to develop LNG bunkering standards, procedures and facilities. Last year, it launched its pilot programme to establish operation protocols for LNG bunkering. The MPA will also fund up to S$2 million per vessel for up to six LNG-fuelled vessels as part of the pilot programme.
Applications for LNG supply in Port of Singapore
Companies have until 30 September 2015 to submit their proposals to the MPA. In their submissions, applicants must propose an end-to-end LNG bunkering supply solution that details their bunkering supply and delivery model, LNG sources and marketing plans for the sale of LNG to customers in the Port of Singapore.
The shortlisted proposals will be announced by the MPA by the end of this year and successful applicants are scheduled to commence supply at the start of 2017.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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