BW starts LPG retrofit works on first VLGC

BW LPG, a unit of the Singapore-based gas shipping giant BW, has started its programme aimed at converting 12 VLGCs to dual-fuel propulsion.

China’s Yiu Lian shipyard started retrofitting the first carrier BW Gemini to an LPG dual-fuel propulsion on Monday, BW said in a statement.

When complete, BW Gemini would become the world’s first vessel with this technology onboard, the LPG shipper said.

BW starts LPG retrofit works on first VLGC
Image: BW LPG

BW expects the works to take about two months per vessel with the last retrofit scheduled to complete in the second half of 2021.

The company will invest over $100 million in upgrading a part of its fleet to LPG dual-fuel propulsion as it looks to comply with the new IMO rules and slash emissions.

BW LPG owns and operates a fleet of 46 VLGCs, with an average age of 8.7 years.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Golden Pass LNG to speed up pipeline construction

QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil are seeking approval from US energy regulators to increase the peak workforce to speed up the...

US FERC to decide on Venture Global’s CP2 LNG project

The US FERC is set to decide next week on Venture Global LNG's proposed CP2 LNG project in Louisiana. According...

Singapore LNG bunkering volumes hit new record

Singapore’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering sales reached a new record in May, according to Singapore’s Maritime and Port...

More News Like This

BW LPG’s fourth VLGC conversion starts maiden voyage

BW’s fourth VLGC conversion to LPG dual-fuel propulsion has left China following the completion of its sea and gas...

BW LPG’s fourth VLGC conversion to leave yard for trials

BW’s fourth VLGC conversion to LPG dual-fuel propulsion is almost ready to start trials in the South China Sea. China’s...

Another BW LPG’s converted VLGC ready for work

BW’s third converted VLGC to LPG dual-fuel propulsion has completed sea and gas trials in the South China Sea. The...

BW LPG to convert three more VLGCs

BW LPG, a unit of the Singapore-based gas shipping giant BW, has committed an additional three VLGCs for its...