Pavilion teams up with Total for LNG bunkering
Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Pavilion Gas signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on LNG bunkering cooperation in Singapore. Under the MOU, Pavilion Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy, will supply LNG as a bunker fuel to Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions, Total’s affiliate in charge of worldwide bunkering activities, for LNG deliveries to its marine fuel customers in the port of Singapore. The parties may explore further cooperation in logistics for LNG bunkering activities. Pavilion Gas was also appointed by the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) as an LNG importer for Singapore. Total is a global gas player, involved across the entire LNG chain, from extracting natural gas onshore and offshore to processing plants where it is liquefied, stored and shipped in a fleet of specially designed carriers to regasification terminals for delivery to business customers. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total, said: “Our mission is to offer global and compliant solutions to our customers to meet the 2020 Global Cap requirements. Total has a long-established bunker activity and is also a strong worldwide LNG player, thus providing the required conditions to position the Group in the emerging LNG bunker market, where our ambition is to become a key player” “Pavilion Energy is pleased to collaborate with industry partners to build a robust LNG bunkering hub in Singapore and the region”, said Seah Moon Ming, CEO of Pavilion Energy and Pavilion Gas. With the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 0.5% global sulphur cap on marine fuels coming into force in 2020, LNG is set to play a significant role in the energy mix for the maritime sector. LNG as a marine fuel significantly reduces harmful emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and CO2 and particulate matter compared to traditional bunker fuels.