As the video shows, BW LPG successfully started sea and gas trials for Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) BW Gemini which has been retrofitted with pioneering LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology.
It is highlighted that BW Gemini has achieved a historic milestone as the world’s first VLGC to be fuelled by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), with the retrofitted main engine running on LPG and switching to traditional fuel seamlessly.
The process of retrofitting took about 60 days at Yiu Lian Dockyard in Shenzhen, China, while it is estimated to have emitted 2,060 tons of carbon dioxide This is approximately 97% lower when compared to ordering a newbuilding with similar technology.
Referring to this achievement, Anders Onarheim, BW LPG CEO,
Strong commitment by the Board and Management to sustainable business operations have translated to this milestone achievement. Heartiest congratulations to the talented people, both at BW LPG and our industry partners, who collaborated for years to deliver on a shared vision.
Speaking during GREEN4SEA, Mr. Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, World LPG Association (WLPGA), gave emphasis on LPG as marine bunker fuel, which according to hi,. LPG provides an increased efficiency by approximately 11% in comparison to compliant fuels. What is more, the abundance of the fuel, and the existence of relevant infrastructure are key points to its upcoming.