Malaysia is bound to set a key milestone in the maritime industry as Synergy Marine (M) Sdn Bhd, an integrated ship management brand, is collaborating with Malaysian companies MTCMS Design Sdn Bhd and Shin Yang Shipping Corporation Berhad (through their subsidiary Shin Yang Shipyard Sdn Bhd) to design, build and deliver the country’s first LNG-powered vessel shipbuilding. Not only is the vessel the first in Malaysia, but will also be the first to be built on Malaysian shores.
With this ship, Synergy Marine plans to service various global oil & gas companies who will reap the benefits of the LNG technology that not only complies with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation, but also will allow the saving of fuel consumption in any operations.
Dato’ Roslan Ahmad, Managing Director of Synergy Marine said that using LNG fuel engine system will greatly reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, and particulate matter – which will make the environment greener and, at the same time, still complies with the OMI. “With our vast experience in marine and offshore business and operations coupled with extensive knowledge, wide working network and strong capability, caring for the environment is one of our core values, and we are taking the proactive step to lead and pioneer the green technology in offshore support vessels sector,” he said.
The new vessel will have a length of 76.8 meters, breadth 19 meters, a deck capacity of 600 square meters, and will be equipped with an LNG dual fuel engine system. The keel laying is scheduled for January 2019 and the ship is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020. After completion, it will be available for contract charter from any oil & gas contractors, and will be used in particular for operations in the global market.
Source: Shin Yang Shipping Corporation