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Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel starts operations

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has delivered Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, FueLNG Bellina, to FueLNG with a perfect safety record. The new vessel will provide LNG bunker to LNG-powered ships that call at the Port of Singapore, thus facilitating the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel and the growth of Singapore as a global LNG bunkering hub.

Built in Keppel O&M’s Nantong shipyard, FueLNG Bellina is the second LNG bunkering vessel and fifth dual-fuel vessel delivered by Keppel O&M. This extends Keppel’s track record in solutions across the gas value chain and is line with the company’s Vision 2030, which includes seizing opportunities in LNG solutions and renewables.

Designed by Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), to its proprietary MTD 7500U LNG design, the LNG bunkering vessel has a barge-like extended flat surface to provide bunker to a wide range of vessels. It is also highly maneuverable, minimizing tug utilization during bunkering operations and in turn reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

FueLNG Bellina is also the world’s first bunkering vessel with Smart Notation for its suite of digital services. Equipped with Keppel O&M’s proprietary VesselCare solutions, these smart functions enable remote monitoring and real-time support of vessel operations. For achieving a perfect safety record and zero lost-time incidents, Keppel O&M was also awarded a safety bonus by FueLNG.

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