The ship-to-ship transfer bunkering of the world’s first LNG-fuelled very large crude carrier took place in Malaysia using the Avenir Advantage.
The LNG bunkering vessel, which is planned to be completed in March 2024, will become the first to operate in West Japan.
GTT have designed a LNG fuel tank with 2 bar gauge design pressure, which offers improved pressure holding capabilities and operational flexibility, especially during bunkering operations.
With this long-term joint co-operation agreement, Avenir has expanded its bunkering network into the Chinese market.
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has begun constructing an LNG barge, which is to be operated under a long-term charter by Crowley and Shell.
The joint venture between Keppel O&M and Shell Eastern Petroleum conducted 460 operations in 2021, comprising ship-to-ship and truck-to-ship bunkering, and truck-to-industry operations.
Wärtsilä has won an order to supply a cargo handling system for second LNG bunker vessel being built by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.