BW LPG has completed a test with a very large gas vessel, VLGC, which can sail on liquefied petroleum gas as well as standard fuel.
The shipping company plans to install dual fuel engines on at least eight of its VLGC ships in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.
On Tuesday the company said that a seven-day test on ship BW Gemini has been successfully completed. The ship switched between LPG and traditional fuel without problems, writes BW LPG.
The shipping company's CEO Anders Onarheim told ShippingWatch about the plans back in March.
"We could certainly do another eight. It is better to do retrofits than newbuilds and show some discipline in the market. There is still a bit of a footprint of building a ship. So we think this is the responsible solution," he said.
English Edit: Daniel Logan Berg-Munch