The ship will be located in the Port of Singapore and will supply necessary LNG fuel to large ocean-going LNG-fueled vessels throughout the region. To help advance the project, Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) recently awarded up to $3 million to FueLNG to build the vessel.

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This project is considered crucial to Singapore’s strategy to become the world’s largest bunkering port, ABS Vice President Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens, said.

He also added that this project is critical to help expand the LNG supply chain and advance adoption of LNG as fuel.

Last year, ABS published its Guide for LNG Bunkering which establishes standards for LNG bunkering systems equipped to vessels intended for ship-to-ship LNG transfer. The Guide also addresses bunkering station safety, lifting and hose handling equipment, control, monitoring and emergency shutdown safety systems, and emergency release systems.