BW takes delivery of ME-GI LNG newbuild
BW’s LNG unit has on Friday taken delivery of a newbuild ME-GI carrier from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
The BW Pavilion Aranthera is BW’s fifth ME-GI vessel with re-liquefaction system in a series of nine ships.
Shipping data shows that the 173,400-cbm LNG carrier is heading to Singapore to perform its first loading operation.
The newbuild LNG carrier will serve Singapore’s Pavilion Energy as part of a charter deal signed in 2018.
The deal includes two LNG carriers. Daewoo delivered the first vessel, BW Pavilion Aranda, in September last year.
Pavilion and BW formed a joint venture in 2014 to acquire, manage and charter maritime LNG assets, including carriers.
The joint venture’s fleet includes two Singapore-flagged LNG carriers, the BW Pavilion Vanda and the BW Pavilion Leeara.