Primer Course on LNG Vessel Design, Production and Operations (Synchronous E-learning)

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 9 Days / TGS-2020513294

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Get the basics of Marine LNG in this course and learn from experienced trainers in the Marine & Offshore fields.

This course is jointly developed by NP and SNAMES.

Learning Outcomes

After this course you will be able to understand:

  • How natural gas is stored on marine vessels
  • Learn above LNG market and economics
  • Design principles of LNG Vessels and LNG floating unitsLNG production and re-gasification
  • Gain knowledge of LNG bunkering


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Day 1 to 8: Online Lecture (Microsoft teams)
Day 9: Face to Face Written Test (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)
Tuesday & Thursday:7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 11:00am
Duration: 9 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Synchronous e-Learning
Venue: Online

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Module 1: Introduction to LNG (2 hours)

M1.1: Introduction on NG specification properties, uses, etc.
M1.2: What is LNG and Natural Gas (specification and its characteristics and properties)
M1.3: How NG is stored for transportation – technical and engineering design associated with storage and product management
M1.4: Different containment designs and the cargo and boil of gas management

Module 2: LNG market and economics (2 hours)

M2.1: Global LNG market dynamics
A. the factors of consideration leading to FID of liquefaction projects
B. Capex involved/global competitiveness
C. The players in each field (producers, traders, portfolio players, consumers)
D. How the market has evolved over the years

M2.2: LNG value/supply chain- overview of what happens from upstream to midstream to downstream.
M2.3: LNG pricing – Basic introduction on the various indices (ie Henry hub, TTF/NBP, JKM and Brent link) commonly used, the dynamics and how they compared in terms of FOB/DES pricing.

Module 3: LNG Production (4 hours)

M3.1: LNG Production (I) – Study of different gas treatment technologies
A. Treatment of gas to meet LNG product specifications – Introduction
B. Process treatment technologies – Fundamentals of different treatment process

M3.2: LNG Production (II) – Study of various liquefaction technologies and LNG Re-gasification solutions
A. Natural gas liquefaction technologies – Introduction
B. Study in differentiation of available LNG production technologies
C. The re-gasification process and the different available process technologies

Module 4: Design Principles and Relevant Rules for LNG Carriers and Storage Platforms (4 hours)

M4.1: Design Principles and Relevant rules for LNG Carriers
A. Introduction to LNG Carriers and LNG Floating Units
B. Design Principles of LNG Carriers and LNG Floating Units
C. Design Drivers and Considerations for LNG Carriers

M4.2: Design Principles and Relevant rules for LNG floating units
A. Design Drivers and Considerations for LNG Floating Units
B. Risk Identifications and Evaluations of LNG Floating Units
C. Environment, Health and Safety Guidelines for LNG Floating Units

M5: Introduction to LNG Bunkering (4 hours)

M5.1: Gas as a Fuel -What is Gas, Types of engines using gas
M5.2: LNG Storage Systems – Shore Storage, Onboard Storage, Handling of Gas
M5.3: Onboard Fuel System – Types of machinery / equipment, Onboard Safety
M5.4: Bunkering- Types of Bunkering, Safety, Procedures
M5.5: Regulations and Training

Trainer's Profile

Julien Boulland
Julien Boulland holds the position of LNG Subject Matter Expert and Senior Naval Architect within Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, based in Singapore. He joined Bureau Veritas group 14 years ago, with 6 years in Paris Head-office and 8 years in Singapore. Julien works in various aspects of LNG in shipping related to Classification, Certification, Regulatory Compliance and Innovation: 1. Assessment of LNG ship new designs (LNG Carriers, LNG-fuelled ships, LNG-Power Barges, FSRU) : structure and process 2. Classification Project Management of FSRU Conversion (Gas-to-Power projects), 3. Delivery of workshops and trainings on technical aspects and Code compliance (IGC Code and IGF Code) 4. Technical Advisory for LNG ship projects Julien holds a MSc. in Maritime Engineering Science from the University of Southampton, UK, and a MSc. in Engineering from the University of Lorraine - Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France.
Capt. Anthony Sim
Capt. Anthony Sim is a maritime veteran with 45 years of proven experience both at sea and shore for variety of vessel types including chemical, oil and gas. He spent: - 14 years sailing from Cadet to Captain with exemplary performance; -25 years in various capacity with Oil Majors, leading the industry towards compliance on safety, health and environment. -6 years with local bunker tankers company providing mentorship to improve overall safety management and practices. Capt. Sim has also been involved in works relating to dual fuel and LNG powered bunker tankers, site support supervision on new building project including LNG bunker vessel. He has led and trained a team on LNG safe refuelling. Capt. Sim holds a MSc in Maritime Studies, Bachelor in Transport & Logistics Management and COC Class 1, Master.
Dave Cheng

Dave Cheng is currently a Senior Shipping Analyst at TOTAL. He was previously Commercial Manager at Pavilion Energy and prior to that he worked in the offshore shipping industry. He holds a MSc in Shipping Trade & Finance from Cass Business School and BEng in Mechanical Engineering from NUS.

Chua Yian Hong
Chua Yian Hong is currently a senior lecturer in Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He has worked previously as a naval architect in Germany and Finland. He has also done consultancy work using finite element method to analyse naval simulator structure, doing project management process setup as well as ISO9000 audit. He obtained his first degree of Diplom-Ingenieur from Germany and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from NUS.
Dr. Zhou Xingding

Dr. Zhou Xingding is a senior lecturer in Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He has previously spent 15 years in R&D sectors and is currently leading several R&D projects as a Principal Investigator to develop new chemical / biochemical manufacturing processes. Dr. Zhou has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and filed several patents.


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 20 Oct 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.

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Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024.


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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee $583.20
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $173.34
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $65.34
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $65.34
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $174.96
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $66.96
Others (and Repeat Students)$583.20