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Keppel to build Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker

Staff Writer |
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Singmarine, has secured a contract with Mitsui & Co (Asia Pacific) (Mitsui AP) to build Singapore's first dual-fuel bunker tanker.

It is to be owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings (Sinanju), based on a finance agreement with Mitsui AP.

The tanker is scheduled for delivery in 2H 2019. As part of the contract, Sinanju and Mitsui AP have an option to order a second similar tanker to be exercised within six months from the effective date of the first contract.

Sinanju will receive co-funding of up to S$2 million to build the vessel as one of the recipients of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) LNG bunkering pilot programme (LBPP).

The 7,990 DWT dual-fuel bunker tanker will be the first LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel for Singapore and for Sinanju. Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the bunker tanker will deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within local port limits.

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