On 4 October 2022 TotalEnergies Marine Fuels moved closer to commencing its LNG bunkering services in Singapore, following the naming ceremony of the LNG bunker vessel Brassavola held at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore.
Measuring 116.5m by 22m with a capacity of 12,000m3, the ship will be the largest LNG bunker vessel in service in the Port of Singapore. Brassavola is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2023.
Louise Tricoire, Vice President of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, said: “We are delighted to witness this momentous milestone together with our partners today, and to move another step closer to commencing our LNG bunkering services in Singapore, the world-leading bunker hub and a frontrunner in green shipping.
“Brassavola exemplifies TotalEnergies’ resolution to support our shipping customers’ decarbonization ambition and to contribute to the country’s long-term strategies to build a sustainable Maritime Singapore.”
TotalEnergies has actively invested in LNG bunkering infrastructure, critical to support its shipping customers’ decarbonization ambition via the uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.
TotalEnergies currently charters two 18,600m³ LNG bunker vessels: Gas Agility, at the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Gas Vitality, at the Port of Marseille-Fos, France.
Since the start of TotalEnergies’ LNG bunkering operations in November 2020, Gas Agility and Gas Vitality have performed about 120 LNG bunkering operations in total.
Notably, both vessels have conducted world-premier, large-scale operations across these bunker hubs with high levels of performance and safety records.
Brassavola is owned by Indah Singa Maritime Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL and will be chartered by Pavilion LNG Bunker I Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy.
Under a long-term agreement with Pavilion Energy, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels will employ the Brassavola to supply LNG bunker to its customers. TotalEnergies Marine Fuels is among three licensed suppliers of LNG bunker fuels in the Port of Singapore.