Photo: Courtesy of BW LNG

BW Lesmes loads first cargo at Darwin LNG

BW LNG said its newly delivered LNG carrier, BW Lesmes completed its maiden voyage and loaded its first cargo of the chilled fuel at Darwin LNG plant.

BW Lesmes loads first cargo at Darwin LNG
Courtesy of BW LNG

The vessel was delivered to the unit of the Singapore-based gas shipping giant BW Group at the end of last month.

Built at the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the 174,000-cbm tanker was named after the late LNG trading pioneer, Luis Lesmes.

It is fitted with a ME-GI dual-fuel two-stroke engine with full reliquefaction capabilities, BW LNG said in a brief statement through its social media channels.

BW LNG has three additional LNG vessels with the same capacity on order at the South Korean yard for delivery in 2021 and 2022.

The company also owns a stake in two LNG newbuilds under construction at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in China.