KUALA LUMPUR — Nov. 1, 2018: Petronas LNG Ltd (PLL) has completed its first liquefied natural gas supply operation at the Regasification Terminal Pengerang (RGTP).
The reload operation was onto the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, Kairos, with a capacity of 7,500 m3.
PLL Chief Executive Officer Ezhar Yazid Jaafar said small scale LNG opportunities would increase from the utilisation of alternative cleaner fuel such as LNG.
The new regulation of 0.5 per cent of global sulphur cap to be imposed by the International Maritime Organisation in January 2020 will make LNG the alternative fuel of choice for the shipping industry, he said in a statement.
The flexibility of RGTP in reload operations and ability to also receive small scale LNG ships positions Petronas as among the frontrunners in the bunkering segment to meet the changing landscape of the marine fuel market.
The success of the reload was a result of close collaboration among all Petronas’ units, including Petronas Gas, Pengerang LNG (Two) Sdn. Bhd, and key stakeholders like the Marine Department of Malaysia, Johor Port Authority and Johor Port. — Bernama