FueLNG, a joint venture between Seatrium Offshore & Marine and Shell Singapore, successfully completed its 100th ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering operation.

This milestone was achieved yesterday during the bunkering of global mining company Anglo American’s operated vessel Ubuntu Humanity by FueLNG Bellina at the Very Large Crude Carrier Anchorage (AVLCC).

As Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, FueLNG Bellina is a liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel owned and operated by FueLNG.

Equipped with a LNG bunkering system which can deliver LNG at a rate of up to 1,000 cubic meters per hour up to a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters, it is used to provide LNG bunkering services to vessels at the Port of Singapore.

Saunak Rai, General manager of FueLNG, said that “this achievement is a testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to excellence. As a trailblazer in the LNG bunkering industry, this latest achievement reaffirms our market leading position in setting new standards in LNG bunkering.”

As a market leader in providing LNG bunkering solutions, FueLNG envisions the integration of bio-LNG and hydrogen-based e-LNG, further amplifying its contribution to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Aziz Merchant, Executive vice-president of engineering and technology & new product development of Seatrium, and board of director of FueLNG, noted that “Seatrium is responsible for the design, engineering and construction of the FueLNG Bellina used in this bunkering operation. FueLNG’s successful 100th STS bunkering operation reflects our collective commitment towards decarbonising maritime transportation.”

Peter Lye, Head of shipping in Anglo American, owner/charterer of the receiving vessel Ubuntu Humanity, stated, “We commend FueLNG on its 100th bunkering operation. The adoption of LNG to fuel our Ubuntu fleet is a key component of our efforts to decarbonise our ocean freight – an objective we can only achieve through close collaboration across the industry.”

Since its establishment in 2016, FueLNG has successfully carried out over 500 truck-to-ship bunkering operations, and more than 650 truck-to-industry LNG distribution, apart from the 100 STS LNG bunkering to dual-fueled vessels in Singapore.