At bp, our fleet is central to our mission to transform and connect the global energy market. Our vessels are among the most technologically advanced in the world and the most fuel efficient for their size and power. This allows us to safely transport energy and support the transition to a low carbon future.
Our fleet consists of state-of-the-art LNG vessels, partnership class and gem class, and a medium range ‘Handysize’ tanker, mariner class. This breadth of capability makes us a global leader in marine energy transportation.
Partnership class vessels have a capacity of 173,400 cubic metres and are the largest LNG vessels operated by bp. As such, they will play an important role in meeting the growing demand for LNG in both established and new consumer markets. bp is currently working to equip all our partnership class vessels with methane monitoring equipment to identify and quantify actual methane emissions in real time.
Alongside our partnership class, bp’s gem class vessels enable us to transport LNG to customers across the globe and cement our reputation as one of the world’s leading and most innovative LNG suppliers. At 155,000 cubic metres and equipped with a dual-fuel diesel-electric propulsion system that increases fuel efficiency and reduces costs, the gem class vessels consume approximately 40 tonnes less fuel per day than an LNG carrier with a conventional propulsion system.
Named in honour of mariners, seafarers, engineers, officers, and cadets in bp shipping’s proud history, the mariner class vessels are set to play a pivotal role in bp’s future as the company reimagines the energy system and moves towards net zero. At 45,999 tonnes deadweight, but with a large cubic capacity optimized for key bp trades, these vessels have the flexibility to adapt to multiple worldwide trades.
Our ships are constantly being updated with the latest products, such as advanced hull coating to enhance anti-fouling properties, hub vortex reduction devices to improve the efficiency of the vessels and a ‘mewis duct’, an energy efficiency device that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by up to 7%. bp is working to ensure our vessels are technologically advanced to support our net zero emissions goals.