Keppel on track to deliver Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd (Keppel Nantong) is on track to deliver Singapore's first dual-fuel bunker tanker on time and with a perfect safety record, the company said in its release.
The vessel was named Marine Vicky by Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and Lady Sponsor of the vessel, at a ceremony that took place today in Keppel Nantong, China. Owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd (Sinanju), the bunker tanker will deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within Singapore port limits.
Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the 7,990 DWT vessel will be Sinanju's first dual-fuel bunker tanker. Measuring 103-metre long and 19-metre wide, it is equipped with a 55 cubic metre LNG tank with a fuel gas supply system on deck to supply gas to the engine. The vessel is also fitted with pipelines and tanks that enable it to carry multiple grades of marine fuel cargo.
Keppel O&M is able to offer solutions in both the demand and supply of LNG as fuel. It has developed a suite of vessels that can run on LNG, and has delivered two dual-fuel harbour tugs, including South East Asia's first, and is currently building eight dual-fuel vessels. Keppel O&M is also an active participant in promoting LNG as a marine fuel. Its joint venture with Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, FueLNG, is a licensed LNG bunker supplier in Singapore providing safe truck and vessel LNG bunkering solutions.
About Keppel Offshore & Marine
Keppel O&M is a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, specialised shipbuilding, as well as ship repair and conversion. It integrates and harnesses the experience and expertise of yards and offices in 15 countries to be near customers and markets. Driven by innovation and a capable people with the Can Do! spirit, Keppel O&M strives to become a builder of distinction in every aspect of its business.
About Sinanju Tankers Holding
Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd comprises a group of shipowning companies operating in the Singapore bunkering industry since 1992. Sinanju Logistics Services Pte Ltd is the operating arm of its modern fleet of 13 mass flowmeter-equipped double-hulled bunker tankers totalling close to 80,000 DWT. Sinanju Tankers Pte Ltd provides technical management for these vessels and Sinanju Marine Services Pte Ltd offers bunkering services to ships calling at Singapore.
As an established bunker tanker owner, manager and operator in the Port of Singapore, Sinanju has built up a reputation of being steadfast in carrying out its operations with utmost integrity, reliability and safety. Its commitment towards promoting Singapore as a leading bunkering port has seen the company's tankers participating in numerous research projects in collaboration with Singapore's port regulator and stakeholders.