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Svitzer wins marine services contract for Bangladesh's first LNG import terminal

Svitzer has won a 15-year contract to provide marine support services for Bangladesh’s first LNG import terminal.

Excelerate Energy Bangladesh has awarded the contract for the LNG import terminal located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal. Construction of the terminal is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2017 and be operational by mid-2018 Svitzer said.

Svitzer will be setting up an office in Bangladesh to oversee the and provide three Robert Allen RAstar 3200 oceangoing terminal tugs under construction at the Cheoy Lee Shipyard in China, one 36 m crew boat under construction at the Penguin Shipyard and the Svitzer Foxtrot from its existing fleet.

On winning the tender Alan Bradley, md of Svitzer Asis said: “The fifteen-year contract with a five-year option signals a confidence in Svitzer’s ability to deliver on a Greenfield project and to meet the challenges of service provision that satisfy the demanding project timeline.”

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