BW Orion Becomes Third VLGC To Be Retrofitted With Pioneering LPG Propulsion Technology

BW Orion VLGC Retrofit

BW LPG congratulates Captain Rabacca Jr. and crews onboard BW Orion, on the successful completion of sea and gas trials. BW Orion joins BW Gemini and BW Leo, to be the third VLGC to be retrofitted with pioneering LPG propulsion technology.

Image Credits: BW LPG

To commemorate this important milestone, the crew explained the environmental, operational and economic benefits of LPG propulsion in the video below.

Reference: BW LPG

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  • The VLGC had completed its “historic” crossing of the Pacific Ocean on LPG propulsion.

BW LPG Limited, in their press release, announced that BW Gemini, the world’s first VLGC to be retrofitted with pioneering LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology, had successfully completed her historic crossing of the Pacific Ocean on LPG propulsion.

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The technology group Wärtsilä’s industry-leading R&D investments in enabling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to become a viable marine fuel has resulted in a further order for the company’s LPG Fuel Supply System (LFSS). Oslo-listed BW LPG, the world’s largest LPG shipping company, has ordered the system to be retrofitted to three very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessels. BW LPG had previously ordered four Wärtsilä LFSS’ in 2018, and an additional eight systems in February 2020. This latest order...

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Oslo-listed BW LPG – the world’s leading owner and operator of LPG vessels – has announced that it will retrofit a further three MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 type engines to MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.5-LGIP dual-fuel types, capable of operating on fuel oil and LPG. This is another option of a 4+4+4+3 contract with MAN PrimeServ – MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division.

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