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Keppel and Shell jv completes first LNG bunkering

Shell and Keppel joint venture FueLNG has conducted its LNG bunkering for the FLNG vessel Hilli Episeyo.

The ship-to-truck transfer was carried out in batches from 22 July to 23 September 2017 by FueLNG a joint venture between Keppel and Shell Eastern Petroleum.

"This is an exciting milestone for FueLNG as we establish ourselves as a safe, cost-efficient and reliable LNG bunker supplier. The development of proven LNG bunkering infrastructure will give confidence to the industry that LNG can be widely adopted as a marine fuel and is sustainable for the long-term,” said FueLNG chairman Michael Chia.

The bunkering was conducted in accordance with the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) Technical Reference for LNG Bunkering (TR 56).

FueLNG also has contracts with Keppel Smit Towage and Maju Maritime to provide LNG bunkering services for two dual-fuel LNG harbour tugs from 2018.

"This successful operation by FueLNG attests to Singapore's ability to provide safe, efficient, and reliable LNG bunkering in the Port. Furthermore, we are pleased to note that the operation was carried out based on the recently launched Singapore Technical Reference for LNG Bunkering (TR56),” said Andrew Tan, chief executive of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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