Singapore’s Seatrium delivers MOL’s LNG bunker vessel

Singapore´s Seatrium – the former Sembcorp Marine – has delivered MOL’s LNG bunkering vessel which will serve Pavilion Energy and TotalEnergies in the Port of Singapore.

The group, which provides engineering solutions to the offshore, marine and energy industries, announced the delivery of Singapore’s first membrane LNG bunker vessel, Brassavola, to owner Indah Singa Maritime, a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL), in a statement on Monday.

It expects the LNG bunkering ship to start operations in February this year.

Following delivery, Brassavola will be chartered by Pavilion Energy to supply LNG bunker in the port of Singapore.

The vessel will also be deployed by TotalEnergies Marine Fuels to serve its customers under a long-term agreement with Pavilion Energy.

Measuring 116.5 meters in length and 22 meters in width, the vessel utilises dual-fuel engines, allowing Brassavola to run on marine LNG for cleaner and lower-carbon operation.

Also, it has reliquefaction technology for more efficient boil-off gas management.

Brassavola features two GTT Mark III Flex membrane tanks with characteristics which include lower internal pressure, temperature and boil-off rate.

The twin membrane tanks are optimised to be lighter and space-saving to allow for a larger cargo carrying capacity and greater fuel efficiency during transportation, as Seatrium claims.  

Kazuya Hamazaki, managing executive officer of MOL, said: “The completion of the Brassavola is a significant step forward in transitioning towards the use of cleaner and decarbonised fuels like LNG in Singapore. We look forward to seeing Brassavola in operations very soon, setting new standards in LNG bunkering and further strengthening Singapore’s position as a global LNG bunkering hub.”

 Louise Tricoire, vice president of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, pointed out: “Her arrival will complement our current LNG bunker services in the European hubs of Rotterdam and Marseille, as we take our LNG bunker expertise into new markets.”

William Gu, executive vice president of Seatrium oil & gas (International), noted: “We are pleased to mark the delivery of Brassavola, the first membrane LNG bunker vessel that is designed and built in Singapore by Seatrium, embodying our core values of innovation, safety and environmental sustainability.”