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 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.
Ms Quah Ley Hoon said, “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.”