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.