Louise Tricoire appointed Vice President of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels

Louise Tricoire has been appointed Vice President of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels.

Tricoire succeeds Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet who has been named Vice President Supply and Logistics of TotalEnergies Marketing France.

In a social media post today (1 September), Tricoire said: ‘Having spent almost 20 years within TotalEnergies across LNG, fuel marketing and other downstream marketing activities, culminating in my most recent role heading TotalEnergies’ Customer Line CO2 – developing and implementing effective decarbonisation solutions across the Company’s sites – I am looking forward to working closely with the team to further build on our position and reputation as a worldwide leader in marine fuels.’

Tricoire highlighted the ‘major investments’ TotalEnergies Marine Fuels had made in LNG bunkering infrastructure and confirmed that under her stewardship, its progress in various collaborations towards scaling up new marine fuels of the future ‘will continue apace’ – and which is ‘encapsulated by the launch of the Brassavola LNG bunker barge in Singapore later this year.’

Tricoire also underscored the company’s commitment to accelerating the pace of development for lower-carbon energies for shipping, including bioLNG, advanced biofuels, e-ammonia, e-methanol.

‘Our recent and growing portfolio of successful biofuel trials across different segments of the shipping industry highlights our commitment to scale up these new solutions across the short and long-term,’ said Tricoire.

‘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. I am looking forward to see[ing] the strides we will continue to advance in supporting our customers and the wider shipping community.

‘The challenges ahead are fascinating and we have a team committed to rising to them.’

Leprince-Ringuet undertook the role of Vice President Marine Fuels in September 2018. Commenting on his tenure, he pointed to the successful transition of the business across 2018 and 2019 to strategically focus on providing cleaner marine fuels.

‘Through our continued investment in new marine fuels, I am heartened that we have been able to support our customers at this time of evolution with an increasing range of cleaner, lower-carbon fuel solutions (LNG, bioLNG and more recently, biofuel solutions),’ Leprince-Ringuet said in a social media post.

Looking ahead, Leprince-Ringuet highlighted the potential in the role of biofuels as a ‘sustainable alternative to conventional fuels’, adding that the company is actively working with various customers to develop a sustainable biofuel offering across key bunker hubs.

‘In 2022 alone, our Singapore team has completed a number of successful biofuel trials for different shipping segments and we are looking at ways to scale up our offering and to develop more advanced biofuel solutions,’ Leprince-Ringuet said.

‘So, I leave a strong team/business which is recognised globally for its commitment to being at the forefront of the shipping industry’s move to decarbonisation. I wish to sincerely thank all who have and will continue to support TotalEnergies Marine Fuels on this journey.’

Leprince-Ringuet said his new role will see him tasked with addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by the development of new forms of mobility on French energy supply chains.

Rhys Berry