Keppel O&M delivers LNG-powered tug to Keppel Smit Towage Singapore

Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M), through specialised shipbuilding arm Keppel Singmarine, has delivered its second dual-fuel tug capable of running on LNG.

The tug, named Maju Loyalty, was built for Maju Maritime, which is merged operationally with Keppel Smit Towage.

This is the second dual-fuel tug built by Keppel O&M.

The delivery of Maju Loyalty follows Keppel O&M’s delivery of South East Asia and Singapore’s first LNG-powered tug, KST Liberty, in May 2018.

Maju Loyalty is equipped with containerised, type-C ISO-certified LNG tanks on the main deck, as well as a patented compact LNG vaporiser. Re-fuelling of the LNG tanks can be done by truck-to-ship operations or replacing the empty tanks with replenished ones.

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel O&M and Shell Eastern Petroleum, will be providing the LNG bunkering services for the new tug while Shell will be supplying the LNG fuel.

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