At a name plate size of 173,400 cubic metres, they will be the largest LNG vessels BP Shipping, they will be the largest LNG vessels BP Shipping has ever owned or operated. These LNG vessels will play a vital role in BP’s future, supporting the company’s shift to gas. Substantial growth in established markets such as India, China, the US and Australia, coupled with the arrival of new consumer markets, such as Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt and Bangladesh, are significantly boosting demand for LNG.
They have state-of-the-art, tri-fuel, two-stroke, ME-GI engines that utilise boil off gas from cargo tanks as fuel. They achieve a thermal efficiency of around 51.7% making them the most efficient marine engines on the market today, reducing CO2, NOX and SOX and particulate emissions when operating in gas mode.