Performance

LPG Propulsion

A World First in LPG Propulsion

On 30 August 2018, we inked contracts for the delivery and retrofitting of four LPG-propelled dual-fuel engines in our fleet, making us the global pioneer in LPG propulsion. Through next-generation, high-tech green ships, LPG propulsion embraces a low-carbon future and positions us to seize “green wave” business opportunities, while generating positive change for the environment.

At the same time, the move places us ahead of the global 0.5% fuel sulphur content cap instituted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which will be enforced from 2020.

Building Business Sustainability

With LPG as a marine fuel, output efficiencies will rise by around 11% against compliant fuels, which will in turn generate notable gains in total voyage fuel economics. This, along with other advantages, secures LPG’s position as a long-term sustainable marine fuel.
Cost-wise, LPG is also a better option than heavy fuel oil, with high life-time savings prospects. By leveraging LPG as a marine fuel, BW LPG benefits from savings due to lower fuel consumption and full dual-fuel flexibility, which guards against price sensitivity to post-2020 fuel prices, thereby future-proofing the company.
Harnessing LPG propulsion translates into cleaner, more efficient engines that are cheaper to maintain. In addition, the fuel flexibility of dual-fuel engines ensures full redundancy for uninterrupted operations.
  • Faster Refuelling
  • Enhanced Output Efficiencies
  • LPG Eazy Storage
  • wide availability of bunkering ships and facilities

Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

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Looking Ahead

BW LPG’s conversion to LPG-propelled, dual-fuel engines represents a life-cycle upgrade and a long-term commitment.

We are firmly committed to continuously improve our business to achieve long-term sustainability and greater value for our shareholders and our people. With digitalisation disrupting entire industries, we seek to realise the competitive advantages it can bring to BW LPG. To this end, we have been working with Alpha Ori, our preferred partner, on various digital initiatives to make our ships smarter and implement on board the latest technologies to benefit our crew, shore staff and clients.

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Maintaining Industry Leadership

Embracing Innovation with Smart Ships

With digitalisation disrupting entire industries, we seek to realise the competitive advantages it can bring to BW LPG. To this end, we have been working with Alpha Ori, our preferred partner, on various digital initiatives to make our ships smarter and implement on board the latest technologies to benefit our crew, shore staff and clients.

Smart Ships in Action

Aimed at turning ships into digital enterprises, the smart ship project connects and controls the entire ecosystem within the vessel and transmits data to a digital cloud for remote monitoring and greater business value.

  • Real-time data is transmitted to on-shore technical and commercial teams.
  • Sensors are connected to critical parts of the ship.
  • Data is analysed by smart algorithms and technical personnel.
  • Instructions are conveyed to the crew where necessary.
  • The system supports direct alerts for immediate communication between ship and shore.

Key Advantages

Improved fuel consumption
Enhanced operational efficiency
Increased compliance
Improved crew safety
Reduced risk of collisions
Lower manpower needs
Lower OPEX expenses
Reduced injury and cargo loss claims
Reduced human error with greater automation
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Looking Ahead

As the digital journey has just begun for the maritime industry, we will continue innovating and investing in technologies to drive value and propel BW LPG into the future.

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