Leading integrated ship management brand, Synergy Marine joined forces with MTCMS Design Sdn Bhd and Shin Yang Shipping Corporation Berhad (through their subsidiary Shin Yang Shipyards Sdn Bhd) to design, build and deliver Malaysia’s First LNG-Powered Vessel Shipbuilding. This is bound to set a key milestone in Malaysia’s maritime industry as one of the most advanced Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) being designed, built and operated by Malaysian companies. She is not only the first vessel in Malaysia and across Asia, but also the first to be built on Malaysian shores.
Synergy Marine to Lead Malaysia’s First LNG-Powered Vessel Shipbuilding
Synergy Marine has taken on the challenge to invest in doing research and development for the evolution in ship design to the most advanced technology in 3D, which include Digital Twin Technology, complete with virtual reality technology for maintenance, safety drills, and training purpose. Synergy Marine will utilize their vast experience in marine and offshore business and operations coupled with extensive knowledge, wide working network and strong capability for this project.
With this vessel, Synergy Marine intends to service various global Oil & Gas companies who will reap the benefits of this illustrious vessel. This new vessel not only complies to IMO regulation, but with the adoption of Green and High Technology vessel in their Oil & Gas operations, it will save fuel consumption in any Oil & Gas operations.
Dato’ Roslan Ahmad, Managing Director of Synergy Marine said that using liquefied natural gas (LNG) or LNG fuel engine system will greatly reduce the emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, and particulate matter. This makes it more environmentally friendly and, at the same time, still complies with international maritime organisation. Caring for the environment is one of Synergy Marine’s core values, and they are taking the proactive step to lead and pioneer the Green Technology in offshore support vessels sector.
After a long economic recession and global oil prices slump since 2016, most of the Oil & Gas companies has restarted their explorations and productions campaign globally. This is a good sign as it shows that the maritime and shipping industries have started to pick up. Hence, Synergy Marine took this chance to be the most preferred Offshore Support Vessels provider supporting the Oil & Gas exploration and production to meet their customers’ satisfaction.
MOU with MTCMS Design and Shin Yang
With this new vessel measured at a length of 76.8 meters, breadth 19 meters, a deck capacity of 600 square meters, equipped with dual fuel engine system that is LNG and diesel fuel, this collaboration proved to be a significant milestone between Synergy Marine, MTCMS Design Sdn Bhd and Shin Yang Shipping Corporation Berhad, with developments in both High Technology and Green Technology. The 3 highly-reputable companies had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combine their expertise in the development of Green Technology Vessel, witnessed by Tuan Hj. Ir. Ahmad Khairuddin Bin Ismail, Deputy Director General 2 (Operations) of Marine Department Malaysia.
With the signing of this MOU, MTCMS Design Sdn Bhd will be designing Malaysia’s first LNG-powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) and it will be built by Shin Yang Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.
The schedule of keel laying will be in January 2019 and expected to be completed by the 4th quarter of 2020. The vessel is ready to carry considerable amount of cargoes in her tanks including fuel oil, liquid mud, fresh water, dry bulk and drill water and a large deck space. After completion, this vessel would be available for contract charter from any Oil & Gas contractors and she will be used in particular for operations in the global market.