Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine is expecting to deliver Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker on schedule and without safety incidents.
At an event in Keppel Nantong, China the vessel was named Marine Vicky by the Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Ms. Quah Ley Hoon.
“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,” said Ms. Quah Ley Hoon.
Marine Vicky will be owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd and will provide marine fuel to sea vessels within Singapore’s port areas. The 103-meter tanker will be Sinanju’s first dual-fuel bunker vessel. Marine Vicky will hold up to 55 m3 of LNG and will have the ability to carry more than one grade of marine fuel.
Additionally, Executive Director (New Builds) for Keppel O&M, Tan Leong Peng noted, “This bunker tanker will be the third dual-fuel vessel to be delivered by Keppel O&M. The dual-fuel technology enables more sustainable and economical operations, with more efficient fuel consumption, and underlines our ability to consistently provide value-added solutions.”
Keppel O&M promotes LNG use in the maritime industry. Notably, Keppel O&M delivered South East Asia’s first duel-fuel tug and is constructing eight other duel-fuel ships.