BW Gemini's retrofitted vessel takes to sea trials
For its pioneering very large gas carrier (VLGC), BW LPG launched a week-long sea and gas trials.
In its comment, the company noted that BW Gemini was retrofitted with a dual-fuel propulsion technology for liquefied petroleum gas.
As the world's first VLGC to be fueled by liquefied petroleum gas, BW Gemini has achieved a landmark.
The retrofitted main engine operates on LPG and is able to easily turn to traditional petrol.
At the Yiu Lian Dockyard in Shenzhen , China, the retrofitting operation was completed. The process took approximately 60 days and 2,060 tons of carbon dioxide were estimated to have been released.
As opposed to ordering a new building with equivalent technology, this is roughly 97 per cent lower.
Decarbonization is one of the key problems of the sector and a core commitment of BW LPG to seek sustainable growth.
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