Pavilion Energy Singapore and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) signed a 10-year agreement on 26 December 2019 to jointly develop an LNG bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore. This agreement follows the Heads of Agreement inked by the two companies in June 2018. The cooperation includes the shared long-term use of the 12,000 m3 GTT Mark III Flex membrane LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) newbuild that will allow each party to supply LNG bunker to its respective customers.
Headquartered in Singapore, Pavilion Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek, a sovereign wealth fund of Singapore. It is a pure-play global natural gas/LNG integrated player and supplies one-third of Singapore’s downstream natural gas demand. Pavilion Energy has been taking steps to support Singapore’s LNG bunker readiness. In May 2019, it performed Singapore’s first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation, which comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG from a small-scale tanker to a receiving heavy-lift commercial vessel. Pavilion Energy also chartered its first LNGBV newbuild from Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL) in February this year, with the vessel currently undergoing construction at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard.
Pavilion energy, along with Shell, was awarded a license in 2016 to market LNG in Singapore for three years, or up to one million tons a year, whichever came first. Natural gas accounts for about 95% of Singapore’s energy supply. According to a report in the Straits Times, Pavilion Energy is looking to develop nearby markets in the region such as Vietnam by leveraging Singapore’s location and flexibility to re-export LNG to its neighbors, while expanding its global operations also. In June 2019, Pavilion announced its acquisition of Spanish utility giant Iberdrola’s portfolio of LNG assets.
(Sources: Pavilion Energy; The Straits Times)