K-Line has commenced technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel FueLNG Bellina
The vessel is owned by FueLNG Pte Ltd, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd.
FueLNG Bellina is now commercially operational in Singapore and is ready to supply LNG as marine fuel. The 7,500-m3 vessel’s debut at one of the world’s premier bunkering ports was described by K Line as an important milestone for the maritime industry in their efforts to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG).
K Line said “We are proud to be involved through our technical expertise on ship management of liquefied gas carriers. We will promote our effort to reduce GHG emissions in accordance with the K-Line Environmental Vision 2050, providing logistics services that are more environmentally low-loaded and highly efficient.”
FueLNG Bellina will be highly manoeuvrable, facilitated by two stern azimuth thrusters and one bow thruster. The vessel’s thrusters will allow for ‘crabbing manoeuvres’ during bunkering operations, minimising tug utilisation and in turn reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
With a filling rate of between 100 and 1,000 m3 of LNG per hour, the LNG bunker vessel will be able to refuel various types of vessels at heights ranging from 3 m to 23 m above the water level which it allow it to serve a wide range of LNG-fuelled vessels in port.
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