BW’s ME-GI LNG newbuild wrapping up gas trials

By Mirza Duran BW LNG’s new ME-GI carrier recently left the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in South Korea for gas trials.

Image courtesy of BW LNG

The vessel is BW’s fifth newbuilding with M-type, electronically controlled, gas-injection propulsion and re-liquefaction system, in a series of nine ships ordered at the Korean yard.

According to BW LNG, ME-GI vessels have a fuel consumption saving potential compared to previous generations of TFDE and steam-powered vessels of 35 per cent and 50 per cent, respectively.

Norway-based BW LNG is a unit of the Singapore-based gas shipping giant BW Group.

The company’s newest LNG carrier named BW Pavilion Aranthera

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