BW LPG announced today that it has exercised another option for the delivery and retrofitting of a further four dual-fuel LPG propulsion engines. With this, BW LPG has committed to retrofit 12 of its Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) with pioneering LPG propulsion technology.
This announcement follows a press release dated 30 August 2018, where BW LPG announced a world’s first initiative to deliver and retrofit four LPG dual-fuel engines in its fleet, and 10 February 2020, where it subsequently exercised an option for an additional four dual-fuel engines on the back of stronger-than-expected performance during rigorous type-approval tests.
Says Anders Onarheim, BW LPG CEO, “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. 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 as planned in 2020 and will be completed in 2H 2021.