Due for delivery this year by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), BW LNG’s newest LNG carrier, BW Pavilion Aranthera, is undergoing gas trials
Designated Hull 2491, BW Pavilion Aranthera is BW LNG’s fifth newbuilding in a series of nine newbuilds on order from DSME yard in South Korea with MAN Energy Solutions’ ME-GI propulsion and reliquefaction system, according to a social media post by the company.
Singapore-based BW LNG reported its high-pressure, dual-fuel, two-stroke ME-GI propulsion vessels have a fuel consumption saving potential compared to previous generations of tri-fuel diesel-electric (TFDE) and steam vessels of 35% and 50% respectively. “This coupled with the low methane slippage from the ME-GI engine makes Hull 2491 among the best in class in terms of CO2 emissions,” said the company.
BW LNG, part of Singapore-based BW Group, has a fleet of 29 LNG carriers, including newbuilds and floating storage and regasification units. Equipped with a GTT No96 cargo containment system, BW Pavilion Aranthera has a capacity of 170,799 m3 and is being built to DNV GL class, according to data compiled by BRL.
BW Pavilion Aranthera is one of 29 LNG carriers under construction or on order at DSME. All of BW LNG’s newbuilds will be delivered by 2022. Besides the five newbuilds for BW LNG, DSME is building 12 LNG carriers for Maran Gas Maritime, three for Flex LNG, two for Minerva Maritime, four for Alpha Gas and three for Mitsui OSK Lines.
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