Six new state-of-the-art LNG vessels are currently being built. These vessels will play a key part in BP’s move to gas and a path to a low carbon future. The project will deliver a new generation of modern, technically-advanced LNG carriers meeting all the latest regulations. The new technology on board the vessels places BP Shipping firmly as a technical leader in marine hydrocarbon transportation and on track to meet the requirements of BP Group Engineering 2020.
Our Handysize vessels are fitted with scrubbers which remove sulphur oxides (SOx) and particle matter from exhaust emissions making them fully compliant with North Sea/Baltic legislation while burning heavy fuel oil. Three of our Handysize vessels are also fitted with stern manifolds giving the ability to load/discharge from the rear of the ship - of particular importance in certain Mediterranean distillates trades.
Our Aframax tankers on delivery were among the most technologically advanced tankers in the world and the most fuel efficient for their size and power.
Around 15% of BP’s hydrocarbon cargoes are carried on our BP-operated ships. BP Shipping also charter vessels for specific periods of time and spot charter vessels for single voyages.
The Century Class are the largest tankers to be delivered under the BP Shipping fleet rejuvenation project
The Mariner class are the first product tankers to be delivered under the BP Shipping fleet rejuvenation project
The Cloud class are the smallest product tankers to be delivered under the BP Shipping fleet rejuvenation project