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中型油轮成为开拓LNG新市场的关键

2020-06-27 05:15

中国石化新闻网讯 据油价网6月9日报道,据彭博社报道,液化天然气(LNG)贸易商和造船商正在寻求为能够在较浅河道上航行的中型LNG油轮提供更多服务,从而为LNG开拓新市场。

例如,Saga LNG 运输公司已经见证了一艘名为Saga Dawn号中型液化天然气油轮完成了处女航,从新加坡液化天然气公司(Singapore LNG)在JOVO的东莞码头交付LNG。

据Saga LNG 运输公司创始人兼首席执行官David Wu称,该公司计划建立自己的中型LNG运输船船队,使新的和陷入困境的市场能够获得具有成本效益的LNG。

中型LNG游轮将能够沿着大河道向内陆航行,这将使更多地区能够直接获得LNG。液化天然气通常在大型港口和液化天然气码头卸货。

Jera Global Markets前液化天然气高级副总裁贝贝哈尼(Behbehani)告诉彭博社,在亚洲两个最大的LNG客户中国和印度,有很多浅河不适合大型LNG船行驶-这就是为什么可以选择中型LNG油轮到达内陆河流的原因。

总部位于新加坡的Saga LNG Shipping最近与印度Venerable LNG公司(VLNG)签署了一项初步协议,希望将液化天然气引入VLNG正在开发的一个终端和基础设施项目。

VLNG董事总经理Mayank Garg表示,我们很高兴看到Saga LNG为起草有限的港口提供定制供应解决方案的进展,这是在不依赖第三方基础设施的情况下进入分布式需求中心的必要条件。我们期待与他们合作,为液化天然气供应开辟新的市场。

据彭博社援引国际液化天然气进口商集团(International Group of LNG Importers)的数据称,目前全球液化天然气船队很少有中型液化天然气运输船,在601艘液化天然气运输船中,有8.8%的运输船不足9万立方米。

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) traders and shipbuilders are looking to increasingly offer services on mid-size LNG tankers that are capable of traveling on shallower rivers, thus reaching new markets for LNG, Bloomberg reports.

Saga LNG Shipping, for example, has already seen a mid-sized LNG tanker, Saga Dawn, complete her maiden voyage, delivering LNG at JOVO’s Dongguan Terminal from Singapore LNG.

According to David Wu, Founder and CEO of Saga LNG Shipping, the company aims to build up its own fleet of mid-sized LNG carriers to enable new and stranded markets with access to cost-effective LNG.

The midsized LNG vessels will be capable of traveling inland on large rivers, which could give more territories, direct access to LNG, which is typically being unloaded at big ports and LNG terminals.

In two of the biggest LNG customers in Asia, China and India, there are a lot of shallow rivers not suitable for very large LNG ships to travel—that is why midsize LNG tankers could be an option for reaching landlocked areas where rivers run, Sarah Behbehani, former senior vice president for LNG at Jera Global Markets, told Bloomberg.

Singapore-based Saga LNG Shipping has recently signed a preliminary deal with Venerable LNG (VLNG) in India, looking to bring LNG to a terminal and infrastructure project under development by VLNG.

We are excited to see the progress of Saga LNG in providing custom made supply solutions to draft limited ports, a necessity in order to access the distributed demand centers without dependence on third party infrastructure. We look forward to jointly working with them to open up newer geographies for LNG supply,” said Mayank Garg, Managing Director of VLNG.

The global LNG fleet has very few midsize LNG tankers at present—8.8 percent of the 601 LNG carriers are under 90,000 cubic meters, Bloomberg says, citing data from the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers.