Singapore LNG Corporation has completed modifications to its secondary jetty at its terminal on Jurong Island.
The company is now able to receive and reload small LNG ships of between 2,000 m3 and 10,000 m3 in capacity. This new small-scale LNG facility will help spur the development of the small-scale LNG market in various forms, for example, in the supply of LNG to isolate power plants in remote areas in the region, or in the delivery of LNG as bunker fuel to ships in the Port of Singapore.
The secondary jetty was originally designed to accommodate LNG ships of 60,000 m3 to 265,000 in size. Following a successful gas-up/cool-down and reload operation in June 2017, the company took the initiative to start modification works to its secondary jetty so that even smaller LNG ships could reload at the terminal. These modifications include the installation of a new marine loading arm and gangway, and new facilities for securing small LNG ships at the jetty.
Sandeep Mahawar, interim CEO and vice president of SLNG, says: ‘We believe that there is good potential for the small-scale LNG market to flourish in this part of the world, and the timely completion of the SSLNG facility is an important step forward in SLNG’s efforts to support this growth.
‘It also serves to promote the development of LNG bunkering in Singapore, which is another potential growth area given Singapore’s already well-established reputation as the top bunkering port in the world.
‘As demand builds and there is a viable business case, SLNG may consider installing topsides at its tertiary jetty to accommodate more SSLNG reloads.’