BW Group is one of the world’s leading maritime groups in the tanker, gas and offshore segments. We provide reliable energy transportation and infrastructure services across the energy value chain. We own and operate a fleet of quality vessels which are managed by competent and experienced staff. Our principal business areas are:
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers
- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers
- Product tankers
- Offshore floating production vessels (FPSO)
- Floating gas infrastructure
BW Group’s predecessor companies are World-Wide Shipping and Bergesen d.y. ASA. In 2002, World-Wide Shipping, a privately-owned tanker and bulk shipping company founded in Hong Kong in 1955 by the late Sir Y.K. Pao, acquired Bergesen, Norway’s largest shipping company, founded in 1935. The combined group has been delivering energy and other vital commodities for more than 80 years. Read more about our history here.
BW Corporate Structure
BW Group employs more than 5,000 people including seafarers, and has offices in countries such as Singapore, Norway, Denmark, USA, China, Bermuda, India, the Philippines and Cyprus.
BW LPG is the world’s largest VLGC owner and operator, by number of VLGCs and by LPG carrying capacity. BW Offshore is the world's second largest contractor with a fleet of 14 FPSOs and 1 FSO represented in all major oil regions world-wide. The company also operates additional 2 FPSOs. BW Pacific has a substantial fleet of product tankers which carry cargoes such as naphtha, gasoline and jetoil. BW LNG manages the Group's LNG shipping and Gas Solutions business. BW Fleet Management is BW Group’s internal provider of ship management and newbuilding services. BW Chemical Tankers represents the Group's growing presence in the chemical tanker segment. BW VLCC can trace its roots in the crude oil transportation sector to the establishing of Sig. Bergesen d.y. & Co, a tanker business in Stavanger, Norway over 75 years ago. In April 2017, the BW VLCC fleet was committed for sale to DHT Holdings. Transition was completed in June 2017 and BW is a significant shareholder in DHT with a 33.5% holding. BW Dry Cargo is a newly established department looking for opportunities in the dry bulk segment.
BW conducts its operations, both ashore and on board the vessels we manage, in a way that protects the health and safety of all employees and other individuals, preserves the environment and avoids damage to ships and property. Read about our Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) policy here. Read more about our various business units here.