ExxonMobil is launching a mass flow metering system (MFMS) for marine gas oil (MGO) in Singapore, with the first barge deliveries set to start in May 2018.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has mandated that all distillates must be delivered via a MFMS from 1 July 2019. ExxonMobil worked closely with the MPA during a successful trial that was concluded in October 2017 and is now in a position to launch its MFMS for MGO deliveries ahead of the Singapore deadline.
ExxonMobil’s MFMS is designed to enhance the integrity, security and efficiency of fuel quantity measurement. It provides transparency and traceability by logging data throughout the bunkering procedure. It can also reduce bunkering time by up to three hours compared with conventional tank dipping.
“Our mass flow metering systems have a proven track record for transparency, helping ensure that vessel operators receive reliable and consistent bunkering,” said Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, ExxonMobil. “ExxonMobil continues to lead the industry in the application of mass flow metering, following on from our successful implementation for heavy fuel oil in Hong Kong and Singapore. Our Hong Kong activation received a prestigious Seatrade Award for Innovation in Ship Operations.”
The decision to launch this system ahead of Singapore’s deadline underlines ExxonMobil’s commitment to offering vessel operators the best possible service and value. The investment, along with MPA-accreditation for the technology, offers vessel operators additional peace of mind when bunkering ExxonMobil marine fuel in Singapore.
ExxonMobil started delivering heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Singapore via MFMS in 2012. Since then over 10 million t have been bunkered using the system.
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