Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered its second newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, the Avenir Accolade. The owner of the carrier is a subsidiary of Avenir LNG.

The carrier can also function as an LNG bunkering vessel (LBV), making it the third LBV that Keppel has delivered.

The carrier has a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters and was built at Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China with engines that can run on both diesel and LNG. Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Offshore Technology Development, also installed and commissioned the vessel’s Ballast Water Treatment System.

The vessel will be chartered to LNG Power, a subsidiary of Hygo Energy Transition, and used to deliver LNG to various ports across Brazil.


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In a media release dated March 10, the company says that the dual-fuel Avenir Accolade attests to Keppel’s growing track record in solutions for the gas value chain and reinforces Keppel’s Vision 2030 to seize opportunities in LNG solutions.

Keppel O&M previously delivered the Avenir Advantage, South East Asia’s first LBV, as well as the FueLNG Bellina, Singapore’s first LBV, and is currently building dual-fuel vessels such as containerships, dredgers and LBVs.

Keppel O&M is also promoting LNG as a marine fuel through FueLNG, its joint venture with Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, which provides safe truck and vessel LNG bunkering solutions in Singapore.

Shares in Keppel Corporation closed 4 cents or 0.76% lower at $5.20 on March 10.