ABS and Keppel Become Newest SEA\LNG Partners

Tuesday November 29, 2016

SEA\LNG today announced that for Keppel Offshore & Marine's Gas Technology Development (GTD) and ABS have become the latest to join the cross-industry coalition intended accelerate the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel.

As Ship & Bunker reported in July, founding members, Carnival Corporation & plc (Carnival), DNV GL, ENGIE, ENN Group (ENN), General Electric (GE), Gaztransport & Technigaz S.A. (GTT), Lloyd's Register (LR), Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi), NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Shell), TOTE Inc. (TOTE), and Wärtsilä Corporation (Wärtsilä) announced that they had come together to form SEA\LNG.

"We are pleased to welcome Keppel Offshore & Marine's Gas Technology Development and ABS to SEA\LNG. They add valuable industry expertise and perspective, as SEA\LNG's work to promote the environmental and performance benefits of LNG as a marine transport fuel, moves up a gear," said Peter Keller, SEA\LNG Chairman.

"These two new partners are particularly important as they represent different aspects of the marine LNG value chain and with their input, SEA\LNG offers a comprehensive and expert global perspective."

SEA\LNG notes that its membership is motivated to address market challenges to facilitate the global uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.

Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President, and CEO at ABS, commenting on the company's new membership, said: "ABS brings more than 150 years of experience and industry expertise to SEA\LNG."

"We fully understand future energy demands and the environmental drivers of today's dynamic markets and look forward to working with SEA\LNG to balance those needs with operational safety and performance."

In October, SEA\LNG announced that Eagle LNG Partners (Eagle LNG) had also joined the founding members as a part of the cross-industry coalition.