BW LNG creates floating solutions for LNG to support progress towards a low-carbon society.

The world urgently needs to move to a low carbon society. LNG is a part of the solution, and BW LNG creates floating solutions for LNG to support this development.

We are a global company with over 40 years of experience owning and operating LNG assets from offices around the world. After an expansion in the early 2000s which secured us a number of longer-term charters, we now own a fleet of over 30 LNG carriers and Floating Storage and Regasification Units.

We strive to be a true long-term partner for responsible growth, delivering a positive impact for our customers, our communities, our planet, and ourselves, beyond providing competitive solutions for our clients’ gas infrastructure and shipping needs.

LNG Carriers and FSRUs in our Fleet (inclusive of 4 newbuilds)
Reduction in CO2 emissions per nautical mile in 2022
Improvement in Carbon Intensity (EEOI) in 2022
Offices across the Globe
BW LNG ENN Snow Lotus LNG Carrier

LNG Shipping
A global pioneer in next-generation, high-tech greener shipping

At BW LNG, we take pride in the design of our vessels and operational standards to achieve best-in-class safety statistics and environmental performance. Since acquiring our first LNG vessel in 1973, we have a long history on operational excellence, maximising fuel and emission savings.

BW’s newest generation ME-GI LNG carriers are equipped with the latest technology to address environmental issues. With an updated hull shape, this is expected to reduce fuel consumption by an additional 4% on a roundtrip voyage and 6% on a laden passage. The vessels are also fitted with the latest ME-GI engines that have much lower methane slip (4-8 times less) than other LNG vessels. The engine emits 2.71 tons of CO2 equivalent per hour, contributing considerably less to global warming than vessels with X-DF propulsion. This latest-generation design of LNG vessels results in approximately 5.5% higher efficiency.

Integrated Gas Solutions
Floating LNG import solutions towards a low-carbon future

Floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) play a key role in the global transition towards a low-carbon future. Berthed alongside an LNG import terminal, these provide lower-cost, flexible import solutions to strengthen the local gas supply. BW LNG’s floating LNG solutions empower people and communities by increasing their access to natural gas and enabling them to be part of the energy transition.

BW LNG owns five out of 48 FSRUs worldwide, deployed in Brazil, El Salvador, Egypt, Pakistan, and the Philippines. The latest one, BW Batangas, will commence her charter of up to 10 years in the Philippines.

Windfarm and LNG Carrier

Reducing our Environmental Footprint
Route and speed optimisation

In addition to regular maintenance of our existing fleet, BW LNG optimises vessel efficiency by ensuring our ships travel on the most efficient routes at the most efficient speeds. Through harnessing technology and meteorological data to conduct weather routing and regular voyage prognoses, BW ensures the scheduling of our fleet is effective and accurate.

In 2020, our weather routing capabilities were enhanced by the addition of the Total Fuel Oil Consumption (TFOC) system. The system provides an algorithmic calculation and calibration of equipment onboard to optimise speed and routes. BW also endeavours to arrive in ports just in time to avoid rushing to arrive, followed by near-shore idling and resultant emissions.

In 2022, BW LNG and its charterer, oil major TotalEnergies, partnered with Nautilus Labs to improve boil-off gas optimisation and voyage optimisation services for the lowest LNG consumption per voyage. The Nautilus platform leverages integrated vessel data to build a ship-specific machine-learning performance model, to determine the optimal speed over ground based on the set ETA and corresponding shaft speed. The platform then estimates the total expected LNG consumption against the reliquefied gas to meet the temperature and pressure arrival requirements.

Our crew onboard a BW vessel

Safety is our highest priority
Zero Harm to people, the environment, cargo and property

BW is committed to a safe working environment. We do this through a culture of constant communication, active sharing of best practices, learning from near-miss incidents and numerous other safety tools and processes. We aim to ensure that every employee, both onshore and at sea, can work in the safest work environment possible.

Since our Zero Harm programme was introduced in 2013, our Total Recordable Case Frequency (TRCF) has decreased by 80% (2021: 55%) and the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) has decreased by 82%. Even as we focus on prevention, we remain committed to emergency response preparedness. In collaboration with external stakeholders such as our Qualified Individuals (QI), P&I Clubs and crisis communications agency, we conduct regular drills to stress-test our processes, train crew and colleagues, and refine our response as a team. In 2022, we conducted several drills with scenarios of allision (contact with a stationary vessel), oil spills, suspicious craft (piracy), as well as Covid-19 response.

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