VLGC BW Gemini completes sea trials following dual-fuel retrofit

BW Gemini (Photo: BW LPG)

BW LPG has confirmed the successful completion of sea and gas trials for the very large gas carrier (VLGC) BW Gemini, which has been retrofitted with LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology.

The gas and sea trials took approximately seven days, with intermittent delays caused by inclement weather in waters offshore Hong Kong.

The LPG propulsion technology was tested by a team from MAN Energy Solutions, BW LPG newbuilding and technical departments, and classification society DNV GL.

The retrofitting work on BW Gemini has made it the world’s first VLGC to be fueled by LPG, with the retrofitted main engine running on LPG and switching to traditional fuel seamlessly.

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