PETRONAS claims that this collaboration positions it among the first LNG bunkering service providers in the South East Asia region, moving Malaysia closer towards becoming a LNG bunkering hub. The LNG bunker vessel is capable of providing bunkering services to LNG-fuelled vessels across Malaysia, and also transporting smaller scale LNG cargoes across the region.
PETRONAS Vice President of LNG Marketing & Trading and Chief Executive Officer of PLSB, Ahmad Adly Alias, said: “PETRONAS is always on the lookout to adopt new technologies through smart partnerships and promote LNG as a cleaner fuel and the fuel of choice for the marine industry.
“We are also collaborating with various ministries, authorities and fellow industry players to co-develop the policies, guidelines and procedures for safe and effective bunkering operations in embracing the IMO 2020 regulations.”
According to the statement, PETRONAS has set up the necessary infrastructure for LNG bunkering services at Pengerang, Johor and Sungai Udang, Melaka. In addition to this, the company is also actively working towards the establishment of LNG bunkering global network through partnerships with port operators and international industry players.
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