BW LPG Limited introduced that BW Gemini, the world’s first Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) to be retrofitted with pioneering LPG dual-fuel propulsion expertise, had efficiently accomplished her historic crossing of the Pacific Ocean on LPG propulsion, and accomplished her loading at Enterprise Terminal in Houston.
BW Gemini is carrying a document load of 49,000 metric tons of LPG on a single keel. As the vessel refuelled whereas loading and no further bunkering was wanted, she has proceeded on her voyage. This turnaround interprets to a rise within the vessel’s business availability for patrons.
On the again of BW Gemini’s profitable retrofitting and first voyage, in addition to the Company’s perception in the way forward for LPG, BW LPG has dedicated a further three VLGCs for retrofitting, bringing the entire dedication to 15 vessels and a mixed price of roughly USD 130 million.
Says Anders Onarheim, BW LPG CEO, “We are taking the lead and advancing expertise that can permit us to decarbonize and maximize the worth of an asset with a 20-year lifespan as we put together for a zero-carbon answer.” He provides, “Building new ships can present the advantages of working with LPG however comes at a heavy price. Counting complete emissions, a brand new ship represents about 70,000 tons of carbon dioxide within the supplies and constructing course of. Compared to 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide for retrofitting, the sustainability end result is a lot better from retrofitting than from constructing new vessels.”
LPG propulsion expertise is a mandatory and complementary step in the direction of the usage of zero-carbon fuels similar to ammonia. More data on the advantages of LPG propulsion is on the market at https://www.bwlpg.com/our-fleet/pioneering-lpg-propulsion.
BW LPG is the world’s main proprietor and operator of LPG vessels, proudly owning and working Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) with a complete carrying capability of over three million CBM. With 5 many years of working expertise in LPG delivery and skilled seafarers and employees, BW LPG affords a versatile and dependable service to prospects. More details about BW LPG will be discovered at www.bwlpg.com.
BW LPG primarily based in Singapore is related to BW Group, one of many world’s main delivery teams. BW Group controls a fleet of over 360 ships which incorporates product tankers, LNG and LPG carriers, floating storage and regasification (FSRU) models, dry cargo carriers, crude oil supertankers and floating manufacturing storage and offloading (FPSO) models.
(Source: BW LPG – Image: LPG tank set up on BW Gemini)
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