LPG is an economical and cleaner source of fuel which has a much lower carbon footprint than coal and oil. BW LPG is proud to be a leading maritime transporter of LPG that delivers and increases access to LPG across the globe.
BW LPG recognises that it is crucial to extend care to the broader community to foster cohesiveness, especially in times as challenging as these
In Norway, we joined in the NRK Telethon, the largest information campaign and fundraising event in Norway. Every year, this nationwide charity campaign raises funds for a chosen cause. This year, the NRK partnered with WWF to combat plastic pollution in the oceans. BW LPG matched employees’ donations.
In Singapore where we are headquartered, we collaborated with affiliates of BW Group to launch two employee-led initiatives – ‘Appreciation Lunch for Healthcare Workers’ and ‘Migrant Worker Care Packages’.
In the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak when healthcare staff and hospitals were facing growing pressures, our colleagues in Singapore cheered these frontline healthcare workers on by sponsoring approximately 19,500 lunch sets at major hospitals in Singapore. A local vendor was engaged to provide the lunch sets to support local businesses.
We also worked with ‘Migrant Matters’, a Singapore non-governmental and non-profit organisation to provide basic care packages with daily necessities to more than 5,000 migrant workers in Singapore who were placed in quarantine facilities.
Approximately three billion people across the developing world continue to rely on traditional solid fuels for cooking. This exposure to indoor air pollution has been tied to 4.3 million premature deaths annually. In India alone, indoor pollution from cooking with biomass is estimated to cause about 1.1 million deaths per year¹.
Switching to LPG as a cleaner fuel, which is well-suited for domestic cooking, has the potential to improve the lives of these at-risk populations while providing additional economic and environmental benefits¹.
Supported by the government’s push to increase LPG consumption in India, BW LPG is helping India increase its access to LPG by doubling the number of vessels in our fleet delivering LPG into India, with plans for further expansion. Our joint venture in India is now the largest owner and operator of VLGCs in India. As we bring LPG to uplift communities in India, we also generate sustainable economic value for our shareholders in the world’s second largest LPG consumer in the world.
COMMISSIONING OF THE SONKER BULK LIQUIDS TERMINAL
BW LPG is proud to be a key partner in increasing access to LPG in Egypt by participating in the commissioning of the Sonker Bulk Liquids Terminal.
LPG is a key fuel in Egypt with 75% of households using LPG as the main source of fuel for cooking and heating. Egypt currently relies on LPG imports to meet over 50% of domestic demand. To ensure that infrastructure grows alongside demand for petroleum products within the country, the Sonker Bulk Liquids Terminal was built at a cost of over US$ 600 million to receive imported petroleum products and re-deliver them to national distribution pipeline networks.
Left VLGC BW Liberty delivered the commissioning cargo to prepare the terminal for use
In a year where there was financial hardship from furlough, retrenchments and closed businesses, we reached out to our local community to provide support
In Singapore, we worked with local fuel products provider Union Gas Holdings Limited, and grassroots organisation People’s Association, to sponsor 1,600 low-income families who rely on government assistance and charities for sustenance, with LPG cylinders for cooking, with the aspiration to uplift these families one cooked meal at a time.
BW LPG received positive feedback from the community on this engagement.
BW LPG’s CFO Elaine Ong and Union Gas’s Deputy CEO Yong Hwee Ng presented redemption vouchers to Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State for Defence & Manpower, Adviser to Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC Grassroots Organisations (Marsiling) during a simple ceremony to launch the initiative