France’s Total will join FueLNG – a joint venture between Keppel O&M and Anglo-Dutch major Shell – and Pavilion Energy, as a licensed LNG bunkering provider at the port of Singapore.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it had awarded the third liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering licence to Total for a five-year term starting 1 January 2022.
Singapore, which has an LNG bunkering supply capacity of up to 1 million tonnes per year (t/y), invited bids from new bunkering candidates in October last year. The Southeast Asian city state aims to establish itself as a global LNG bunkering hub.
“Total Marine Fuels Private Limited is a global LNG supplier and an experienced operator providing end-to-end LNG bunkering solutions that will complement the existing two licensees – FueLNG and Pavilion Energy Singapore – to drive demand and grow LNG bunkering volumes in Singapore,” MPA said in a statement.
LNG is a clean marine fuel that reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides and greenhouse gases, while generating minimal sulfur and particulate emissions, added the MPA.