UK-based Avenir LNG said Wednesday it received its first dual purpose LNG bunkering and supply vessel, which will be deployed to Malaysia.
The Avenir Advantage LBV was built by Keppel Offshore & Marine, in China’s Nantong shipyard. The vessel will start a three-year charter to Petronas LNG supplying LNG to fuel ships operating in the region and delivering LNG directly to Petronas small-scale customers.
Another five of these vessels are expected to be delivered by the end of 2021, with Avenir LNG readying to create a small-scale LNG supply and marketing portfolio. The company is also building the HIGAS LNG import terminal in Sardinia, Italy.
Avenir’s CEO Milorad Doljanin, said the flexible design of the vessels support the company’s strategic objective of “supplying natural gas to otherwise inaccessible areas.”