2-Stroke and 4-Stroke – Page 4

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    Damen selects MAN ES for Main Engines and GenSets for Naval Frigates


    Damen Naval has awarded the contract for the propulsion engines and GenSets for four newbuilding Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Frigates to MAN Energy Solutions. The order consists of 8 × MAN 20V28/33D STC marine engines and 16 × variable-speed MAN 16V175D-MEV naval generator sets with sound enclosures and plant auxiliaries.

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    LNG-Fuelled Coal Carriers Make Debut


    Representing a new stage in the adoption of LNG as a transition fuel for deep-sea shipping, the world’s first Panamax or neo-Panamax coal carriers powered by LNG dual-fuel engines have entered service in the Japanese import trade.

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    Caterpillar inks deal to research MeOH-fuelled marine engines


    Caterpillar Inc. has signed cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to investigate using methanol as an alternative fuel source for four-stroke marine engines with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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    COSCO inks 4+9 ME-LGIM conversion deal


    COSCO Line has awarded COSCO Heavy Industry Shanghai Co. Ltd. a contract to retrofit the main engines aboard 4 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W 11S90ME-C10.5 prime movers. These will be retrofitted to dual-fuel MAN B&W 11S90ME-LGIM10.5 types capable of operation on fuel-oil/methanol.

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    ME-LGIM engines for Tsuneishi Kamsarmax series


    Mitsui E&S Machinery has been awarded the contract to supply three dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol for a series of 81,200 dwt bulk carriers slated for construction at Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. 

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    Wärtsilä adds four new variants to broaden methanol engine portfolio


    Wärtsilä has announced plans to introduce another four methanol engines to its portfolio, with the first deliveries of the new engines expected from 2025. The launch will cement the engine manufacturer’s position as the engine supplier with the broadest methanol engine portfolio currently on the market.

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    WinGD signs four-way partnership to deliver CMB.TECH ammonia engines


    Swiss marine power company WinGD has concluded a four-party agreement underwriting Belgian bulk carrier operator CMB.TECH’s order of X72DF-A ammonia-fuelled engines. CSSC Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding (QBS) and engine builder CSSC Engine Co (CSE) were the other signatories in the joint undertaking to power a series of 210,000 DWT bulk carriers to be delivered from Qingdao through 2025 and 2026.

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    Naftomar Shipping places order for 93k dual-fuel very large ammonia carrier series


    Naftomar Shipping has placed an order for four very large ammonia carriers with Korean shipyard Hanwha Ocean. The dual-fuel 93,000 cbm vessels have been specified with MAN Energy Solutions dual-fuel engines that will be capable of being retrofitted to operate on ammonia as a fuel.

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen MeOH-fuelled roros will be NH3 ready


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s newly ordered Shaper Class roros demonstrate the company’s commitment to combat climate change.

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    Belgian Maker Adds To Multi-Fuel Range


    A new model of multi-fuel engine has been added to the medium-speed range designed and produced at Ghent by Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC). The 6EL23 is the third representative of the groundbreaking Evolve engine platform to be brought to market, and is suited to short-sea, inland waterway and specialised vessel applications in the 1,230-2,160kW power band.

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    WinGD debuts VCR technology on NYK Line newbuilds


    WinGD has announced that the first commercial installations of its new variable compression ratio (VCR) technology will be carried out on two new dual-fuel LNG powered vessels being built for NYK Line.

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    MAN to launch methanol-fuelled 175DF variant by 2026


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced plans to bring a methanol-fuelled variant of its high-speed 175D engine to market by 2026. The launch of the dual-fuel engine, the 175DF-M, will also include the introduction of a retrofit solution for existing 175D engines.

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    UK Backs Methanol Retrofit Project


    Cummins’ proposal to collaborate with maritime partners in the development and deployment of a methanol conversion kit for its QSK60 engine has qualified for UK research funding.

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    First dual-fuel methanol-burning VLCC order confirmed


    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), the Shanghai-listed shipping giant and daughter company of China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI), has ordered the world’s first dual-fuel methanol-fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC).

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    MAN to supply gensets for H2-fuelled Container Feeders


    MAN Energy Solutions has received an order for two shipsets of variable-speed gensets from Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) in India in connection with the building of two short-sea feeder container ships for global logistics company, Samskip Group.

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    WinGD wins first order for methanol-fuelled 82-bore engines


    Swiss marine power company WinGD will supply X-DF-M methanol-fuelled engines for a series of six container vessels to be built at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding in China. The 9,000 TEU vessels will each be powered by an X82DF-M engine built by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD), to be delivered in August 2025.

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    MAN Targets Methane Oxicat Field Tests in Q1 2024


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it is developing an oxidation catalyst for four-stroke engines that will significantly reduce methane slip. Called ‘IMOKAT II’ and developed at MAN Energy Solutions’ headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, the research project is currently undergoing testing at the company’s Frederikshavn, Denmark facility.

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    Opinion: Dawn of the Ammonia Age


    This morning’s announcement by Wärtsilä that it is was adding a dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia to its product portfolio is a stunning technical achievement.

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    Wärtsilä launches first ammonia-fuelled 4-stroke engine for maritime market


    Wärtsilä has introduced the marine sector’s first commercially available 4-stroke engine-based solution for ammonia as a fuel. The ammonia solution is now commercially available as part of the Wärtsilä 25 engine platform, which was launched in September 2022.

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    Fuel Flexibility Benefits of New Oil


    Chevron Marine Products has released a White Paper that outlines how four-stroke engine operators can benefit from the versatility offered by a new lubricating oil.