Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker primarily powered by LNG has been ordered by the Singapore-based Sinanju Tankers Holdings , reports Reuters.
Sinanju said in a statement on Monday it ordered the vessel through its project partner Mitsui & Co (Asia Pacific), a unit of Japan’s Mitsui & Co, without disclosing how much the tanker will cost
Singapore’s First LNG Tanker Details
- The tanker, which will also be able to run on marine gas oil, will be used to deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within local port limits, as well as for training on LNG handling procedures and safety, Sinanju said.
- Keppel Offshore & Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine will build the 7,900-deadweight tonnage tanker, due for delivery by end-2019
- Ju Kai Meng, managing director of Sinanju, said the tanker would allow the firm to emit fewer air pollutants while boosting local use of LNG as a bunker fuel.
- The project has obtained approval for a grant of up to S$2 million ($1.52 million) from Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority LNG bunkering pilot programme, designed to support the building of LNG-fuelled vessels
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