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BW LPG declares option to retrofit LPG dual-fuel engines to four more VLGCs

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BW LPG has declared another option to retrofit four more VLGCs with LPG dual-fuel engines, bringing its total investment to 12 VLGCs with the propulsion technology.

The latest announcement follows BW LPG announcing back in August 2018 its initiative to deliver and retrofit four LPG dual-fuel engines in its VLGCs, and the exercising of an option on 10 February 2020 for an additional four dual-fuel engines.

The delivery and retrofitting of these 12 dual-fuel engines into BW LPG’s fleet will start as planned in 2020 and will be completed in the second half of 2021.

“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 decarbonisation without the need for dedicated newbuilding orders,” said Anders Onarheim, ceo of BW LPG.

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