Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) reports that its wholly-owned subsidiaries Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) have been contracted to supply design and construction of an ice-class LNG bunker vessel.
The contract is by Keppel Singmarine with Shturman Koshelev LLC. When completed in 4Q 2020, the vessel will be chartered to Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Ltd (Gazpromneft) for operations in the Baltic Sea. The contract complies with applicable sanctions.
To be built to the MTD 5800V LNG design (a proprietary design of Keppel O&M’s ship design and development arm, Marine Technology Development) the vessel will have an Ice Class Arc 4 notation and a cargo capacity of 5800 m3.
This project leverages Keppel O&M’s strong track record in ice-class vessels, experience in cryogenics, and comprehensive suite of solutions along the gas value chain. Keppel O&M has delivered 11 ice-class vessels to-date and is currently building LNG-fuelled vessels including South East Asia’s first LNG bunkering vessel.
Keppel Singmarine is the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine. This latest vessel will be the sixth vessel it is building capable of LNG bunkering.