Singapore-based BW LNG has taken delivery of 173,400-m3 BW Magnolia, the fourth in a series of nine LNG carriers being built by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME)
In a social media post, BW LNG said the LNG carrier would “enter straight into a charter with an energy major.” That energy major is believed to be BP.
BW LNG manages BW Group’s LNG shipping and gas solutions business, focusing on establishing long-term relationships within the LNG industry and its vessels are under contracts with Egas, Engie, NLNG, Pavilion Gas, Sinopec, Repsol and Sonatrach.
With an overall length of 295 m and beam of 46 m, Singapore-flagged BW Magnolia has ME-GI propulsion and reliquefaction capability, with delivery dates extending to 2022. MAN Energy Solutions’ dual-fuel, two-stroke ME-GI engines use high-pressure gas injection, delivering high efficiency and significant reductions in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions.
In September, a naming ceremony was held for BW Magnolia and its sister vessel BW Pavilion Aranda at DSME at the Okpo, South Korea, shipyard. After the naming ceremony, BW Pavilion Aranda went on long-term charter to Pavilion Energy.
BW newbuild programme
Vessel Del Capacity (m3)
Hull #2491 2020 173,400
Hull #2496 2021 174,000
Hull #2497 2021 174,000
Hull #2509 2022 174,000
Hull #2510 2022 174,000
Source: BW LNG