Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Pavilion Gas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on LNG bunkering cooperation in Singapore. Under the MoU, Pavilion Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-backed Pavilion Energy, will supply LNG as a bunker fuel to Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, Total’s affiliate in charge of worldwide bunkering activities, for LNG deliveries to its marine fuel customers in the port of Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub. The parties may explore further cooperation in logistics for LNG bunkering activities.
The MoU was signed by Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total, and Seah Moon Ming, CEO of Pavilion Energy and Pavilion Gas, on the sidelines of Gastech 2017 in Tokyo.
In 2016, Pavilion Gas was awarded an LNG bunker supplier licence by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Pavilion Gas was also appointed by the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) as an LNG importer for Singapore.
Total’s Pouyanné commented: “Our mission is to offer global and compliant solutions to our customers to meet the 2020 global cap requirements.”
With the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 0.5% global sulphur cap on marine fuels coming into force in 2020, LNG is deemed by many to play a significant role in the energy mix for the maritime sector.