AG&P unit to build LNG bunker ship for Singapore firm
A Singapore-based company has tapped a subsidiary of Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Co. of Manila Inc. (AG&P) to build what is expected to become Asia’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker ship.
In a statement on Thursday, AG&P said its Korea-based unit, Gas Entec Co. Ltd., had secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) with Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard Pte. Ltd.
The homegrown global firm said that under the contract, Gas Entec would provide EPC services of the cargo handling system for a 12,000-cubic-meter LNG bunker vessel owned by Indah Singa Maritime, a subsidiary of Mitsui OSK Lines.
The system is a set of mechanical equipment used to service LNG as fuel for other ships.
Gas Entec Chong-Ho Kwak said the vessel that the company would design and build would be the largest bunker ship to operate in Asia.
“We are excited to be a part of this prestigious project and will continue to work very hard to deliver to the immense responsibility and trust placed on us,” Kwak said.
The vessel will be built at Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore, where AG&P and Gas Entec engineers will work with their counterparts to oversee the cargo handling project.
AG&P touts Gas Entec as “the world-standard in engineering for small- and mid-scale LNG infrastructure and other applications.”