BP launches VLSFO marine fuels

Mar 15 2019

BP Marine has introduced a very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), with a maximum 0.5% sulfur content.

This followed successful sea trials with fuel manufactured and supplied by BP in the Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Antwerp (ARA) and Singapore hubs.

Working closely with the IMO, customers and partners, BP has developed a marine fuel service that includes the new VLSFO along with marine gas oil and also high sulfur fuel oil for vessels that are equipped with scrubbers.

BP intends to offer the new VLSFO globally.

“BP supports the ambitions of MARPOL to reduce air pollution from ships and we have been actively working with partners to prepare for its introduction. We have undertaken a comprehensive test campaign, conducting shipboard trials of our new very low sulfur fuel.

“Following the success of these sea trials, and working closely with our customers, we believe we now have a robust commercial offer that will support customers in complying with MARPOL,” said Eddie Gauci, BP Marine’s global head.

To be able to manufacture a full range of MARPOL-compliant marine fuels, BP’s refineries have made a number of configuration changes to support the segregation, handling and storage of the fuels.


Previous: USCG looks at ballast water compliance date extensions

Next: DNV GL rolls out remote surveys

Nov-Dec 2020

Shipping post COVID - practicality of decarbonisation - Hafnia and vessel performance