The license is for a five-year term from 1 January 2022, and will see Total Marine Fuels joining existing license holders FueLNG and Pavilion Energy.
“We are honoured to be awarded by MPA the licence to supply LNG as a marine fuel in Singapore. This achievement underscores Total’s goal to be a leading LNG bunker supplier globally, and is in line with our climate ambition to get to Net Zero by 2050, together with society” said Mr Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President, Marine Fuels, Total.
“LNG is the best, immediately available solution to reduce our shipping customers’ carbon footprint and it paves the way towards carbon-neutral bioLNG and synthetic methane. We will continue to ramp up our investments to deliver competitive, reliable and end-to-end LNG bunkering solutions for customers in Singapore and beyond.”
As the world’s largest bunkering port for traditional marine fuels Singapore has set out to build up its LNG refueling capabilities and has current supply of 1m tonnes a year.
Quah Ley Hoon, chief executive of MPA commented: “As the world’s top bunkering hub, the Port of Singapore is well-positioned to expand its offering of marine fuel solutions. LNG serves as a viable and clean transitional marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions from ships.”
Singapore’s first LNG bunker tanker, the FueLNG Bellina owned by FueLNG, become commercially operational on Tuesday and is ready to supply LNG as a marine fuel.