VIDEO: First VLGC to be retrofitted to LPG fueling marks milestone

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Singapore-headquartered BW LPG reports that its Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) BW Gemini has started a week-long series of sea and gas trials.

The ship is the first VLGC to be retrofitted with pioneering LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology and has achieved a historic milestone as the world’s first VLGC to be fueled by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), with the retrofitted main engine running on LPG and switching to traditional fuel seamlessly.

The retrofitting process at the Yiu Lian Dockyard shipyard in Shenzhen, China, took approximately 60 days. Earlier this year BW LPG said it planned to retrofit eight of its ships in a process that includes converting their MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 HFO-burning engines to 6G60ME-C9.5-LGIP LPG-fueled dual-fuel engines.

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