Keppel On Track to Deliver Dual-Fuel Bunker Tanker
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has said the company is on track to deliver the first dual-fuel bunker tanker for Singapore on time and with a perfect safety record.
The Marine Vicky, named by Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), is owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd (Sinanju), and will deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within Singapore port limits. Quah Ley Hoon commented: “This is Singapore’s first bunker tanker to run on LNG and signifies the emphasis that Singapore is placing on developing Singapore into a LNG bunkering hub as the industry gains momentum to adopt LNG as a marine fuel. MPA is pleased to be able to partner Keppel O&M and Sinanju through the MPA LNG bunkering pilot programme. The maritime sector is evolving and through these steps, we aim to further strengthen Singapore’s offering as a global maritime hub and a LNG hub.”
Built to Bureau Veritas requirements, the 7,990 dwt vessel will be Sinanju’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker. It measures 103 meters in length and is 19 meters wide, and is equipped with a 55 cubic meter LNG tank with a fuel gas supply system on deck to supply gas to the engine. Pipelines and tanks on the ship enable it to carry multiple grades of marine fuel cargo.