Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered Singapore’s first liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel to client FueLNG.
Built in Keppel O&M’s Nantong shipyard in China, FueLNG Bellina is the second LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) delivered by the Singapore contractor. and the first to a compatriot client
This extends Keppel’s track record into the gas value chain and is line with a strategy of expending into LNG solutions and renewables.
The LBV will provide LNG bunker to LNG-powered vessels that call at the Port of Singapore, facilitating the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel and the country's growing role as a global LNG bunkering hub.
Designed by Keppel O& M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology, to its proprietary MTD 7500U LNG design, the LBV has a barge-like extended flat surface to provide bunker to a wide range of vessels.
It is also highly manoeuvrable, minimising tug utilisation during bunkering operations and in turn reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
FueLNG Bellina is also equipped with Keppel O&M’s proprietary VesselCare functions to enable remote monitoring and real-time support of vessel operations.