FueLNG Concludes 200th STS LNG Bunkering Operation in Singapore

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FueLNG 200 STS LNG Bunkering

FueLNG, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in Singapore, has successfully completed its 200th ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering operation.

The milestone operation was conducted by FueLNG Venosa, delivering 9,000 cubic metres (cbm) of LNG fuel to CMA CGM Bahia on 29th June at the Raffles Reserve Anchorage in Singapore. This vessel is part of a new generation of six CMA CGM containerships featuring “biomethane and e-methane ready” engines and an enhanced aerodynamic design.

Saunak Rai, FueLNG’s General Manager, expressed his pride in this achievement “We are immensely proud to celebrate our 200th STS LNG bunkering operation. This achievement would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our stakeholders – Seatrium, Shell, our esteemed customer CMA CGM, and the authorities at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Their collaboration and commitment have been instrumental in helping us reach this significant milestone.”

Farid Trad, Vice President Bunkering & Energy Transition at CMA CGM, also lauded FueLNG’s efforts “We would like to offer our congratulations to FueLNG on their 200th operation. This milestone is a testament to their efficiency, reliability, and commitment to growing the Singapore LNG bunkering market through the decarbonization of shipping. We look forward to many more successful collaborations in the future.”

Globally, the number of LNG-fuelled vessels in operation is set to double over the coming years. Hwee Lan Khoo, Chairman of FueLNG and Strategic Account Manager in Shell Marine, highlighted the broader significance of this achievement: “Celebrating this bunkering milestone is not just a significant achievement for FueLNG, but a proud moment for Singapore as it strengthens its position as a key LNG bunkering hub in Asia. We anticipate further growth in this strategic location aligned with the increase in the LNG-fuelled fleet.”

Aziz Merchant, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Seatrium and Board Director of FueLNG, added: “We congratulate FueLNG on its remarkable track record of achieving its 200th STS bunkering operation. Seatrium’s design and engineering of the LNG bunker vessels demonstrate our commitment to decarbonising maritime transportation. As a global leader in offshore, marine, and energy solutions, we are dedicated to developing sustainable solutions that contribute to energy transition. The vessel design for FueLNG-owned LNG bunker vessel was provided by our subsidiary, Seatrium Marine and Deepwater Technology (SMDTech), which focuses on specialised ships, semi-submersibles, and floating structures.”

FueLNG remains committed to advancing LNG as a sustainable marine fuel and looks forward to further milestones. With continued support from its industry partners, customers, and regulatory authorities, FueLNG aims to lead the way in providing cleaner energy solutions for the maritime sector.

About Seatrium

Seatrium Limited provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine, and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has over 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms, and specialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading, and conversion of different ship types.

The Group’s key business segments include Oil & Gas Newbuilds and Conversions, Offshore Renewables, Repairs & Upgrades, and New Energies, with a growing focus on sustainable solutions to advance the global energy transition and maritime decarbonisation.

As a premier global player offering offshore renewables, new energies, and cleaner offshore & marine solutions, Seatrium is committed to delivering high standards of safety, quality, and performance to its customers, which include major energy companies, vessel owners and operators, shipping companies, and cruise and ferry operators.

Seatrium operates shipyards, engineering & technology centres, and facilities in Singapore, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

About FueLNG

FueLNG, a joint venture between Seatrium Offshore & Marine Ltd and Shell Singapore (Pte) Ltd, is committed to providing safe, cost-efficient, and reliable solutions in LNG bunkering in Singapore. FueLNG is able to provide LNG bunkering to a wide variety of vessels through truck-to-ship or ship-to-ship bunkering.

Awarded the LNG bunker supplier licence by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in 2016, FueLNG works with industry partners to build a world-class LNG bunkering network and encourages the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.

Source FueLNG Pte Ltd.