Singapore tenders LNG bunker supplier licences

The Port of Singapore today has begun the tender process through which prospective companies will apply for a licence to supply LNG bunker to vessels in the port.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) today launched its first request for proposal (RFP) for interested parties. The deadline for applications is September 30.

Applicants must propose an ‘end-to-end’ LNG bunkering system, showing their LNG sourcing, supply, marketing and delivery process. The shortlisted proposals will be announced by the end of the year.

The successful applicants will supply LNG marine fuel as part of Singapore’s LNG bunkering pilot programme, scheduled to commence in early 2017.

The MPA plans to provide funding of up to S$2m ($1.47m) per vessel for up to six LNG-fuelled vessels that participate in the pilot programme.

Singapore has been working on developing practical operational procedures and standards for LNG bunkering operations at the port since 2013.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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