Sinanju Tankers has placed an order for Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker with Keppel Offshore and Marine.
Developed in conjunction with project partner Mitsui and Co (Asia Pacific), the LNG-powered 7,990DWT newbuilding will deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within local port limits.
It will also be used for training on LNG handling procedures and safety.
It is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019.
Designed by SeaTech Solutions International, the dual-fuel bunker tanker will be the third vessel to be built by Keppel Singmarine under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore LNG bunkering pilot program.
Sinanju will receive co-funding of up to S$2 million (US$1.5 million) to build the vessel.
Classed by Bureau Veritas, the 103-metre by 19-metre dual-fuel bunker tanker will be equipped with a 55-cubic-metre LNG tank with a fuel gas supply system on deck to supply gas to the engine.
Its fitted pipelines and tanks will enable the vessel to carry multiple grades of marine fuel cargo.
Sinanju and Mitsui AP also have an option to order a second tanker within six months.