This new small-scale LNG (SSLNG) facility, completed on 13 February 2019, will help spur the development of the SSLNG market in various forms; for example, in the supply of LNG to isolated power plants in remote areas in the region, or in the delivery of LNG as bunker fuel to ships in the Port of Singapore.
The SLNG terminal’s secondary jetty was originally designed to accommodate LNG ships of 60 000 m3 to 265 000 m3 in size. In June 2017, SLNG performed a Gas-Up/Cool-Down and Reload operation for the 6500 m3 LNG bunker vessel, Cardissa. Following on that success, and to better support SSLNG and LNG bunkering, SLNG took the initiative to commence modification works to its secondary jetty so that even smaller LNG ships could reload at the terminal. The modifications include the installation of a new marine loading arm and gangway, and new facilities for securing small LNG ships at the jetty.
Sandeep Mahawar, Interim CEO and Vice President (Commercial) of SLNG, commented:
“We believe that there is good potential for the SSLNG market to flourish in this part of the world, and the timely completion of the SSLNG facility is an important step forward in SLNG’s efforts to support this growth. It also serves to promote the development of LNG bunkering in Singapore, which is another potential growth area given Singapore’s already well-established reputation as the top bunkering port in the world. As demands builds and there is a viable business case, SLNG may consider installing topsides at its tertiary jetty to accommodate more SSLNG reloads.”
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