Classification society Lloyd’s Register has won a Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) contract to develop operational procedures and technical standards required to develop LNG bunkering capabilities in the Port of Singapore.
In the contracted work, which has already commenced, Lloyd’s Register will identify technical specifications, LNG bunkering procedures, and development of crew competency for LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore, to support Singapore in developing its ambitions to develop the capability and infrastructure to supply LNG as a fuel for ships by 2015.
Ng Kean Seng, Marine Country Manager for Lloyd’s Register in Singapore, said: “Singapore is supporting efforts to create a clean fuel future for global shipping by developing LNG bunkering operations. We are supporting Singapore in realising that ambition. We have assembled a global team experienced in addressing the requirements and in identifying what needs to be done to really address safety and the operational issues to make safe LNG bunkering possible.”
Lloyd’s Register will provide detailed guidance to MPA on what is required to ensure:
- technical specifications of hardware are identified;
- the right operational procedures are established;
- port safety and emergency planning is provided for; and
- personnel competence can be developed effectively and put in place.
(Source: Lloyd’s Register)