The dual-fuel technology allows the diesel engines to run on "boil-off" gases from the cargo tanks or on conventional diesel fuel, consuming about 40 tonnes per day less fuel than an LNGC of similar size with a conventional steam turbine propulsion system. Four diesel-electric engines provide greater propulsion redundancy and a bow thruster assists mooring operations.
The builder of these ships is Hyundai Heavy Industries Limited in Korea. They are British-flagged, with Douglas, Isle of Man as their port of registry. Their classification society is Lloyds Register. BP operates these ships, providing its own crews.
The Partnership class comprises six state-of-the-art LNG vessels to be delivered by 2019
Construction work on BP Shipping’s new LNG fleet is on target, with the first launch completed at the end of September. So, attention has now turned to making sure that the crews are ready
BP Magazine article - Find out more about the technology on board these latest LNG giants as they make their debut on the water