Uk-based Avenir LNG has received the delivery of the Avenir Accolade, the second 7,500 cbm dual-purpose, liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply and bunkering vessel (LBV) from Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).

Avenir Accolade was built at China’s Keppel Nantong Shipyard.

The new vessel will be chartered to LNG Power, a subsidiary of Hygo Energy Transition, for three years and will be used to supply LNG to several ports across Brazil.

Avenir Accolade is equipped with engines that can operate on both LNG and diesel.

In addition, Offshore Technology Development (OTD), Keppel O&M’s technology unit, has also deployed and commissioned the vessel’s Ballast Water Treatment System.

The company said that the vessel has been designed to unload LNG directly into trucks for further distribution across the country.

Avenir LNG CEO Peter Mackey said: “The delivery of the Avenir Accolade is another important milestone in delivering our strategy of building Avenir LNG into the world’s leading small-scale LNG supply company, enabled by a market-leading set of assets. 2021 is a transformational year for Avenir LNG, as we commission our onshore LNG terminal in Sardinia in the coming weeks and continue to expand our fleet with the addition of four more newbuild vessels by year-end.”

Keppel O&M previously delivered the FueLNG Bellina, Singapore’s first LBV, as well as the Avenir Advantage, South East Asia’s first LBV.

In January, Avenir LNG launched Avenir Allegiance, a dual-purpose, LNG supply and bunkering vessel from CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (CIMC SOE).

Avenir Allegiance, the world’s largest LNG supply and bunkering vessel, was launched at Zhoushan Changhong International Shipyard in China.

The vessel will be delivered in the third quarter of this year.