Brassavola, an LNG bunker vessel owned by TotalEnergies Marine Fuels was named today (4 October) at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore.
As previously reported, the 12,000 cubic metres (cbm)-capacity vessel, which is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2023, was launched in April.
‘We are delighted to witness this momentous milestone together with our partners today, and to move another step closer to commencing our LNG bunkering services in Singapore, the world-leading bunker hub and a frontrunner in green shipping,’ said TotalEnergies Marine Fuels’ recently appointed Vice President, Louise Tricoire.
‘The Brassavola exemplifies TotalEnergies’ resolution to support our shipping customers’ decarbonisation ambition and to contribute to the country’s long-term strategies to build a sustainable Maritime Singapore.’
TotalEnergies currently charters two 18,600 cbm-capacity LNG bunker vessels: the Gas Agility, at the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands; and the Gas Vitality, at the Port of Marseille-Fos, France.
‘As a pioneer in the development of LNG bunkering infrastructure, we are proud to have shared our technical knowledge, insights and resources gained from our LNG bunkering milestones and development experiences, to aid the design and construction of the Brassavola,’ said Tricoire.
‘We eagerly await her imminent operational deployment and to offer our expanded supply network of this cleaner marine fuel, to LNG-powered vessels that call at Singapore, Rotterdam and Marseille.’
The Brassavola is owned by Indah Singa Maritime Pte.Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL and will be chartered by Pavilion LNG Bunker I Pte.
Under a long-term agreement with Pavilion Energy, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels will employ the Brassavola to supply LNG bunker to its customers.
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Source: Bunker Spot