Showcased at Nor-Shipping 2019 the new X40DF in its standard configuration, is designed to run on LNG, offering the first two-stroke dual-fuel engine for smaller vessels.
For larger vessels WinGD’s new X82-D engine is Dual Fuel (DF) ready, with the ability to upgrade to operation with LNG, and allowing for the same enhanced propulsion options as the X82-D for larger vessels, the new X82DF is the latest offering in WinGD’s low-pressure X-DF dual-fuel engine portfolio.
“Our industry is calling for greener-shipping and the success of our low-pressure dual-fuel X-DF portfolio is evidence that ship owners are looking for sustainability and efficiency from their propulsion system. Growing our portfolio of engines ensures that ship owners have the right options to feel confident in their investment,” said Klaus Heim, ceo of WinGD.
WinGD sees a comeback newbuilding orders and therefore engine demand once the IMO 2020 sulphur cap comes into force.
Dominik Schneiter, vp research & development at WinGD, said: “The uncertainty of the IMO’s Global Sulphur Cap 2020 caused a dip in new build orders early in 2018. However, vessel newbuilding order uptake is once again on the rise and the introduction of these engines further strengthens WinGD’s position in the market. As the marine industry’s leading low-speed gas engine developer, WinGD sees evidence that ship owners are ready to move forward.”