Pavilion Energy Singapore has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gasum to develop a global liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply network.

The bunkering supply will be provided for the customers in Singapore and northern Europe, which includes, Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Antwerp, Germany.

As per the MoU, the two companies will use the bunker infrastructure and supply capabilities to offer supply points worldwide for their customers.

Pavilion Energy group CEO Frédéric H Barnaud said: “Pavilion Energy is thrilled to partner with Gasum and provide customers with a wide supply LNG bunker network for ocean-going vessels sailing between the Far East and Northern Europe.

“We will complement this alliance with additional LNG bunkering partnerships in the Mediterranean, North Asia and the Americas.

“Our network will combine global commercial offerings with regional operational expertise and bring further momentum to the emergence of a thriving LNG bunkering industry.”

Pavilion Energy is an LNG importer and bunker supplier in Singapore and has invested in the readiness of the LNG bunkering in the country. Gasum has LNG terminals in the Nordics and operates five LNG bunker vessels.

Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen added: “This partnership underlines our aim to build a world-wide partner network.

“For our customers, this means that we will support them with LNG wherever they are. We are very happy for having Pavilion Energy as a partner in the Far East supporting our shipping customers.”

In July, Gasum announced that it carried out the first truck-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in Germany.

In May, Gasum partnered with Rotterdam-based shipping company Samskip that will allow the latter to bunker liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Risavika, Norway.