AG&P unit to build handling system for LNG vessel


    Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) said its unit Gas Entec Co. Ltd., has been tapped to design and build the cargo handling system for  a 12,000 cubic meter LNG bunker vessel owned by Indah Singa Maritime, a subsidiary of Mitsui OSK Lines.

    AG&P said the contract, an  engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, was signed through Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard Pte. Ltd.’s (Sembcorp Marine) who is the lead contractor for the project.

    Under the contract, Gas Entec will provide the EPC of the cargo handling system, which is a set of mechanical equipment used to service LNG as fuel for other ships, that will be installed in the Indah Singa Maritime ship.

    The LNG bunker 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. The vessel, measuring 112m long x 22m wide, will use GTT Flex III membrane technology for the cargo containment tanks and will have dual-fuel engines running on LNG or marine diesel oil for cleaner propulsion.

    Korea-based Gas Entec is the world-standard in engineering for small- and mid-scale LNG infrastructure and other applications with specific expertise in cargo containment, cargo handling and fuel gas supply systems for floating LNG terminals, bunker vessels and ships using LNG as a fuel.

    Gas Entec’s signature projects include the design and build of the first- ever small-scale floating regasification unit installed at the Port of Benoa in Bali; key engineering for the first and only LNG bunkering barge in the US, operating in Jacksonville, Florida; and EPC of the LNG components of Japan’s first bunkering vessel, which is currently under construction.