Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessel owner and operator BW LPG on Tuesday (3 March) said it has exercised another option for the delivery and retrofitting of an additional four dual-fuel LPG propulsion engines.
This marks BW LPG’s commitment to retrofit 12 of its Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) with pioneering LPG propulsion technology, following an press release in 2018 where BW LPG announced a world’s first initiative to deliver and to retrofit 12 of its Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) with pioneering LPG propulsion technology.
In February 2020, the company subsequently exercised an option for an additional four dual-fuel engines on the back of stronger-than-expected performance during rigorous type-approval tests.
“The Board and Management at BW LPG continue to emphasize a deep corporate commitment to sustainable development,” says Anders Onarheim, BW LPG CEO.
“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.”
“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”.
Delivery and retrofitting of these 12 dual-fuel engines into BW LPG’s fleet will begin in 2020 and will be completed in 2H 2021.
Photo credit: BW LPG
Published: 9 March, 2020
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