First LNG Bunkering by Pavilion Energy’s Brassavola in Singapore

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Pavilion Energy first LNG bunkering to Rio Tinto

Pavilion Energy has marked a significant milestone in the maritime industry with the successful deployment of its newbuild LNG Bunker Vessel Brassavola for her maiden Ship-to-Ship (STS) LNG bunkering operation. The operation saw the delivery of 1970 metric tonnes of LNG to the Rio Tinto chartered dual-fueled bulk carrier Mount Api, consolidating Pavilion Energy’s commitment to advancing decarbonisation goals in the sector.

The operation, conducted in the port of Singapore, showcased the capabilities of the Singapore-built Brassavola, the nation’s first Membrane LNG Bunker Vessel. Equipped with dual-fuel engines, Brassavola boasts a superior loading and bunkering rate of up to 2,000m³ per hour, offering customers higher operational efficiency and faster bunkering turnover.

Mr. Malcolm Lim, Division Head of Singapore Hub at Pavilion Energy, said, “The steady developments of our LNG bunkering solutions from truck operations to our Ship-to-Ship LNG bunkering activities today is a testament of the strong operational expertise of our team. Brassavola will play a key role in our efforts to promote environmental stewardship. Already, we are seeing a healthy demand from customers to deploy the vessel, signalling the significance and continued viability of LNG as a transition marine fuel. We value the trust that Rio Tinto has placed in us on Brassavola’s maiden LNG bunkering operation to support their decarbonisation ambitions.”

He further emphasized the vessel’s pivotal role in promoting environmental stewardship, noting the healthy demand from customers to deploy Brassavola and signaling the continued viability of LNG as a transition marine fuel. Lim also extended gratitude to Rio Tinto for their trust in Pavilion Energy’s capabilities on Brassavola’s maiden LNG bunkering operation to support their decarbonisation ambitions.

Brassavola, chartered by Pavilion Energy to supply LNG bunkers in the Port of Singapore, was built by Seatrium Limited and delivered last month-end to owner Indah Singa Maritime Pte. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL).

Looking ahead, Pavilion Energy expects Brassavola to increase operations to meet the rising demand for cleaner marine fuel. This expansion will be supported by the company’s global LNG bunker supply partner networks in Europe and China, enhancing ease and efficiency in bunkering solutions for customers.

Pavilion Energy has been actively contributing to Singapore’s development of a burgeoning LNG bunkering ecosystem since obtaining its LNG Bunker Supplier License in 2016. The company has bunkered more than 280 truck loads of LNG with no incidents to date, demonstrating its commitment to safety and reliability.

This latest STS bunkering operation follows Pavilion Energy’s inaugural STS LNG bunkering operation in China last August to a LNG-powered Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), marking the company’s first venture in supplying LNG bunkering solutions abroad.

Source Pavilion Energy