The multi-fuel solutions will be based on its established diesel-fueled X engines and dual-fuel X-DF engines and capable of running zero carbon, or carbon neutral, methanol and ammonia. The two engine types are already compatible with liquid biofuel and biogas respectively.
Dominik Schneiter, Vice President Research & Development, WinGD said: “Our commitment to deliver engine technologies to enable the use of clean fuels by 2025 means that ship owners and operators can already invest in ships that are ready to use ammonia and methanol today, safe in the knowledge that WinGD will have the technologies available to power their vessels reliably, efficiently and cleanly.”
WinGD has an ambition to grow sales of multi-fueled engines capable of operating on carbon-neutral fuels to 50% of the company’s orderbook by 2030.
“By 2030, many of the ships that will be sailing in 2050 – the date of IMO’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target - will already have been ordered,” said Volkmar Galke, Director of Global Sales, WinGD
“Our clean fuel engine technologies will be available well before then and will be based largely on our current technologies, allowing us to support ship owners and operators in their decarbonisation choices whenever they make them.”
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