Wärtsilä ethane test success
Wärtsilä’s four-stroke 50DF engine has been certified to run on liquid ethane gas (LEG) fuel after a successful testing programme in collaboration with petrochemical and gas shipping company Evergas.
The ability to burn ethane boil-off gas as engine fuel significantly reduces the need for gas re-liquefaction during the voyage, meaning that less power is needed for the cargo handling.
Steffen Jacobsen, CEO of Evergas said: “We are very pleased that the Wärtsilä engines will be capable of utilising ethane boil-off gas as fuel. It increases our operational efficiency and improves flexibility in the bunkering of fuels. All in all it results in a significant reduction in operating costs, while also providing a minimal environmental footprint. It also enables us to offer our customers increased flexibility, which has a monetary value.”
Lars Anderson, vice president, engine sales, Wärtsilä Ship Power added: "The option to utilise ethane gas as a marine fuel further extends the fuel flexibility of our DF engine portfolio. It also provides yet another option to achieve compliance with the IMO's stringent Tier III legislation.”
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