BW to welcome new ME-GI LNG newbuild

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering will soon deliver another ME-GI vessel to BW LNG, a unit of the Singapore-based gas shipping giant.

The 174,000-cbm BW Lesmes is currently on gas trials and should join BW LNG’s fleet by the end of this month.

In addition, the vessel is the sixth newbuilding featuring MAN ME-GI propulsion in a series of nine ships ordered at the Korean yard.

ME-GI is short for M-type, electronically controlled, gas-injection propulsion.

The 294.4 meters long vessel also features a reliquefaction system and GTT’s NO96 containment tecnology.

To remind, the previous vessel in this batch, BW Pavilion Aranthera, joined BW in July last year. This vessel works under a charter deal with BW’s partner Pavilion while the vessel delivered in February 2020, BW Magnolia, serves BP.

BW did not reveal the charterer of the newest vessel.

The shipping firm plans to take delivery of the seventh newbuild in June this year, followed by the last two vessels in August and September in 2022, according to its website.

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