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Energy powers our world and our energy choices can protect our environment.
Our Priorities on the Environment Front
Our Sustainability Priorities What this means UN SDG Page*
Emissions to Air Reduce GHG emissions across our fleet and lead the maritime industry to a more sustainable future 13 24
Energy Management Optimise vessel efficiency and voyage operations 7, 13 26
Ship Recycling Support the maritime industry's efforts to make ship recycling more responsible and transparent 15 28
Spills to Sea Protect ocean health by proper waste management and minimizing spills to sea 14, 15 30
*Refer to Sustainability Report PDF.



LPG is a cleaner-burning fuel with many uses. In fact, LPG makes so much sense for the environment that we pioneered the technology needed to power our vessels with LPG. With this technology and together with other efforts, big and small, we are building momentum towards net-zero carbon emissions in our operations.

    The fundamental demands on shipping are changing. It is not just about shipping energy across world markets safely, more quickly and more efficiently. Increasingly, it is also about doing it more sustainably and responsibly. Climate change is real and at BW LPG, we want to protect the environment for future generations by investing in technology that can combat climate change.

  • 2020 marked the start of our project to retrofit 15 of our vessels with pioneering LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology, a project which began in early 2016 as part of our plans for a more sustainable and efficient ship design for the future. In collaboration with MAN ES, Wartsila, DNV and Isle of Man flag state, we pioneered the technology that allows us to use both conventional fuels and LPG - a cleaner marine fuel - to power our vessels.

  • Our commitment to retrofit 15 of our VLGCs with LPG dual-fuel propulsion engines represents an investment of over US$130 million. As of February 2021, four of our VLGCs have been successfully retrofitted and are serving our customers. In 2021, eight more vessels will be retrofitted, and the remaining three will be completed in 2022.

Construction of a new vessel generates about 70,000 tonnes of carbon emissions while a retrofit upgrade generates only 2,000 tonnes