Sinanju orders dual-fuel engine bunker tanker in Singapore

Sinanju Tankers Holdings has ordered a 7,900 dwt dual-fuel bunker tanker. The newbuilding – a first for Singapore and for Sinanju – will be powered mainly by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within local port limits. It will also be utilised for training on LNG handling procedures and safety.

Sinanju confirmed the order through its partner of this project, Mitsui & Co.

The partners have inked an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine to build the bunker tanker for delivery by end 2019.

Sinanju appointed SeaTech Solutions International, a Singapore-based ship design and consultancy firm to design the dual-fuel bunker tanker.

The 103 m long 19 m wide dual-fuel bunker tanker is classed by Bureau Veritas (BV). It is equipped with a 55 cu m LNG tank with a fuel gas supply system on deck to supply gas to the engine. Its fitted pipelines and tanks will enable the vessel to carry multiple grades of marine fuel cargo.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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