Sep 14, 2023 | Maritime business news

LNG and gas carrier owner Avenir LNG has appointed Wilhelmsen Ship Management to handle the management of three LNG bunker vessels, ‘Avenir Achievement’, ‘Avenir Ascension’ and ‘Avenir Aspiration’.

Carl Schou CEO and President of Wilhelmsen Ship Management said: “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with our new client, Avenir and we look forward to managing these state-of-the-art LNG bunker tankers, which hold a pivotal role in the industry’s ongoing energy transition. We are excited about the opportunities this collaboration will bring and the value it will deliver to both parties.”

Avenir is a new customer to Wilhelmsen. The three vessels were previously managed by Hoegh LNG, one of three blue-chip shareholders in Avenir LNG alongside Stolt Nielsen and Golar LNG.

Avenir LNG CEO Peter Mackey said: “Hoegh LNG have contributed enormously to the success of Avenir LNG since the company was established in 2018, paving a solid foundation for the future. We applaud all their hard work and Hoegh LNG will continue to be key part of our growth trajectory as a key shareholder. The award to Wilhelmsen, one of the world’s top ship managers with global reach, represents a new milestone on our journey and we have full confidence in the added value they can deliver.”

With a new strategic vision and robust asset base, he adds that Avenir is well-placed to weather what can often be a volatile market. The Oslo-stock listed company currently has a total fleet of five tankers in the water. The latest vessel to join the fleet was the 20,000m3 Avenir Achievement in May 2022. Avenir owns a small-scale LNG terminal in Sardinia, with assets/partnership now operating in China, Malaysia, the Mediterranean, Baltic Sea and the Caribbean.

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