Port of Singapore invites applications for LNG bunker supplier licence

The Port of Singapore launched on Tuesday its first Request for Proposal (RFP) for interested parties to apply for the LNG bunker supplier licence, which would allow the licencee to supply the chilled gas to vessels in the Port.

In their submissions to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), applicants are to propose an end-to-end LNG bunkering supply solution that details, amongst other things, their bunkering supply and delivery model, sources and marketing plans for the sale of LNG to customers in the Port of Singapore, MPA said in a statement.

Interested applicants for the RFP have until 30 September 2015 to submit their proposals to MPA. The shortlisted proposals will be announced by MPA by end of this year.

Last year, MPA announced commencing work on a pilot programme with interested parties of the LNG bunker supply chain to establish operation protocols for LNG bunkering. MPA will also provide funding of up to S$2 million per vessel for up to six LNG-fuelled vessels for the pilot programme.

Successful applicants of the RFP are expected to supply LNG bunker to support the bunkering Pilot Programme that is scheduled to commence in early 2017.


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