BW LPG Retrofits 12 VLGCs

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 2, 2020

Image: BW LPG

Image: BW LPG

World's largest gas shipping company BW LPG has exercised another option for the delivery and retrofitting of a further four dual-fuel LPG propulsion engines, committing to retrofit 12 of its VLGCs with LPG propulsion technology.

The delivery and retrofitting of these 12 dual-fuel engines into BW LPG’s fleet will start as planned in 2020 and will be completed in the second half of 2021.

The latest announcement follows BW LPG announcing back in August 2018 its initiative to deliver and retrofit four LPG dual-fuel engines in its VLGCs, and the exercising of an option on 10 February 2020 for an additional four dual-fuel engines.

Anders Onarheim, BW LPG CEO said: “The Board and Management at BW LPG continue to emphasize a deep corporate commitment to sustainable development. For us, as the world’s largest owner and operator of VLGCs, this means that we invest significant resources and expertise to pioneer technology that can be used to push our industry towards decarbonization without the need for dedicated newbuilding orders."

Anders added: "We thank our industry partners who have worked in close collaboration with us to ensure that this pioneering technology is safe and reliable for implementation”.

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