Posted on October 5, 2022
TOTALENERGIES Marine Fuels has announced the name of what is expected to be the largest LNG bunker vessel to operate in Port of Singapore.
A ship naming ceremony at the port on Tuesday brought the bunkering company a step closer to commencing its LNG bunkering services in Singapore.
The vessel, Brassavola, measures 116.5 metres in length, 22 metres in width and has a capacity of 12,000 cubic metres.
Brassavola is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2023 under a long-term agreement between TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and energy company Pavilion Energy.
TotalEnergies Marine Fuels vice president Louise Tricoire said the company was pleased to witness the naming ceremony with its partners.
“We are delighted … to move another step closer to commencing our LNG bunkering services in Singapore, the world-leading bunker hub and a frontrunner in green shipping,” Ms Tricoire said.
“The Brassavola exemplifies TotalEnergies’ resolution to support our shipping customers’ decarbonisation ambition and to contribute to the country’s long-term strategies to build a sustainable Maritime Singapore.”
Ms Tricoire said TotalEnergies Marine Fuels shared technical knowledge, insights and resources gained from its LNG bunkering milestones and development experiences to aid the design and construction of the vessel.
“We eagerly await her imminent operational deployment and to offer our expanded supply network of this cleaner marine fuel, to LNG-powered vessels that call at Singapore, Rotterdam and Marseille.”
Brassavola is owned by Indah Singa Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui OSK Lines.
The vessel will be chartered by Pavilion LNG Bunker I, a subsidiary of energy company Pavilion Energy, which on Tuesday announced a partnership with DNV to develop a digital LNG bunkering platform for Port of Singapore.
TotalEnergies Marine Fuels is among three licensed suppliers of LNG bunker fuels in the Port of Singapore.
The company currently charters two LNG bunker vessels, namely Gas Agility at the Port of Rotterdam and Gas Vitality at Port of Marseille, which have performed around 120 LNG bunkering operations between them.