Four WinGD engines for ammonia-ready container ships
By Mike Brezonick09 March 2022
Swiss engine designer WinGD has confirmed an order for its LNG dual-fuel, ammonia-ready vessels engines for four 14,000 TEU container ships for Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL). The vessels, being built at the Jiangnan shipyard in China, will incorporate WinGD X92DF-2.0 dual-fuel engines capable of operating on both gas and liquid fuels.
The engines will be fitted with WinGD’s latest Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling (iCER) greenhouse gas emissions reducing technology which is designed to deliver enhanced combustion control. This creates an energy consumption reduction of 3% in gas mode, and fuel consumption savings of up to 5% in diesel mode, while reducing methane slip by as much as 50% in gas mode, WinGD said.
“We have made a firm commitment to the energy transition, and to delivering engine technologies capable of operating with clean alternative marine fuels,” said Volkmar Galke, director of Sales for WinGD. “Working with technology focused customers like PIL ensures that we will reach these goals.
“This first order for ammonia-ready vessels with our dual-fuel, low-pressure X92DF-2.0 engines reflects our capabilities in offering customers zero-carbon or carbon-neutral fuel solutions. It means that our customers can already invest today with confidence in future fuel-ready engine technology.”
The delivery of these vessels, with the first due in August 2024, is in line with WinGD’s broader ambition to grow sales of multi-fuel engines capable of operating on carbon-neutral fuels to 50% of the company’s order book by 2030. This is in line with the industry’s predictions as to when these fuels will be available at scale.
PIL has been a WinGD customer since 2013 and has vessels operating with the company’s X72 and X92 engines.