Singapore Standard For LNG Bunkering
The Singapore state LNG specialist and industry work groups work together to bring out next year the draft for technical reference for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering. The draft will be published after approval in the “early part of 2017.” Three working groups – LNG bunkering specifications, LNG crew training and LNG bunkering procedures and safety distances – have already been formed in Singapore.
“It is an ambitious project,” commented Goh, head of Pavilion’s LNG new business division and involved in the technical committee for LNG bunkering at Singapore. It would normally take two to three years. The technical references developed will be tested together with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s pilot programme for LNG bunkering which is expected to happen in early 2017. Finally, after further test and refinement over a period of two to three years the guidelines can be established as Singapore standards. Singapore is planning to become a key LNG bunkering center in the world by getting LNG-bunker ready with very holistic standards approaching 2020.