Louise Tricoire has been appointed the new vice president of bunker supplier TotalEnergies Marine Fuels (TMF).

The bunkering arm of French energy major said Tricoirewas previously vice president of the company’s Customer Line CO2 — part of TotalEnergies newly created OneTech Branch set up to accelerate solutions to decarbonise its sites and scale up its technical team for carbon capture & storage development.

Tricoire takes over from TMF’s outgoing Singapore-based VP Jerome Leprince-Ringuet who is taking up a new role within TotalEnergies in Paris.

TMF detailed that Tricoire, who is an engineering graduate that started her working career in 1997 as a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, comes to the new role off the back of a 20-year career with TotalEnergies.

She has held positions including vice president roles in the commercial development and strategy & ventures, LNG, fuel marketing and other downstream marketing activities.

TMF said that since 2019, Tricoire has been active in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of TotalEnergies’ assets.

Tricoire said she is delighted to be embarking on “the start of a very exciting new chapter” and will be taking over a “highly experienced team”.

“The challenges ahead are fascinating,” she said, “and we have a team committed to rising to them.”

“The major investments we have made in LNG bunkering infrastructure and our progress in various collaborations towards scaling up new marine fuels of the future will continue apace,” she said.

The incoming VP said TMF will launch its 12,000-cbm LNG bunker vessel newbuilding Brassavola, which it will jointly operate with Pavilion Energy, in Singapore later this year.

She said this will expand the company’s LNG bunkering network allowing it to serve its shipping customers in key Europe and Asia bunker hubs.

Tricoire said that working with other TotalEnergies branches, its customers and industry partners, TMF will continue “much needed” work to “accelerate the pace of development for lower-carbon energies for shipping”, including bio-LNG, advanced biofuels, e-ammonia and e-methanol.

She highlighted TMFs recent biofuel trials across different segments of the shipping industry as evidence of the company’s commitment to scale up new solutions.

“The global shipping industry is on a collective journey towards decarbonisation and I am delighted to be joining the team at such a crucial phase in this transition,” Tricoire said.