2-Stroke and 4-Stroke – Page 5

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    LR Type Approval for BeHydro’s dual-fuel H2-engine


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Type Approval to a hydrogen-powered dual-fuel engine developed by BeHydro, a joint venture between CMB.TECH and Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC). It is the first Type Approval for a dual-fuel hydrogen engine.

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    HiMSEN To Target Stationary Market With Pure-Hydrogen Engine


    HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HD HHI-EMD) has clarified that it plans to target the stationary market when it launches a pure-gas four-stroke hydrogen-fuelled engine in 2025, with plans to launch the engine for maritime applications likely to depend on market demand.

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    MAN 4-stroke eyes digital expansion


    Bernd Eberwein, Head of Digital Services 4-Stroke at MAN Energy Solutions in Augsburg discusses plans to extend trials for planned maintenance services on components within its portfolio in 2024

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    ME-LGIM Engines for Wallenius Wilhelmsen MeOH-Fuelled PCTC Series


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen has specified MAN B&W ME-LGIM dual-fuel engines capable of running on green methanol in connection with an order for a series of 9,300 ceu PCTCs (pure car and truck carriers).


    MAN Adds SCR Options For ME-LGIM Engines For Tier III Compliance


    A further option for achieving IMO Tier III NOx emission compliance when operating on methanol fuel has been unveiled by MAN Energy Solutions. Methanol dual-fuel two-stroke engines of the ME-LGIM series will now be offered with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.

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    Concerns about dual-fuel supply chain for engine makers overstated


    While the overwhelming majority of vessels in operation continue to run on compliant conventional fuels, there is an emerging consensus that moving towards a decarbonised future will require assets to have greater fuel flexibility.

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    OMT to intensify decarb focus under new ceo Heim


    OMT expects to build on its position as the market leading fuel injection supplier for the two-stroke engine sector following the recent conclusion of the acquisition of the company by Accelleron in July. The company has also confirmed that Klaus Heim has officially taken the position of OMT’s Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 November 2023. 

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    Wärtsilä introduces new 31DF ultra low emission variant


    A new ultra low emission version of Wärtsilä’s 310-bore dual-fuel engine claims to reduce methane slip by up to 41% compared with the previous Wärtsilä 31DF engine. The new version, which has been added to Wärtsilä’s product portfolio with immediate effect, will set a new standard for methane slip emissions for 4-stroke dual-fuel engines.

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    HiMSEN confirms 2025 pure-hydrogen engine launch plans


    HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has announced that it plans to commercialise a pure-gas four-stroke hydrogen-fuelled marine engine concept and that it anticipates a 2025 market launch for the engine. 

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    HHI-EMD targets oxicat prototype test by Q3 2024


    Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) held a webinar on 30 October 2023 discussing its after-treatment research for LNG, and announced that it plans to complete the prototype of its methane oxidation catalyst (oxicat) technology by Q3 2024.

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    New HP pump solution for dual-fuel two-stroke engines


    Marine pump specialist Svanehøj has launched a compact high-pressure pump solution for dual-fuel LNG two-stroke engines, which is expected to extend service intervals.

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    Fuel conditioner trial results indicate 5% fuel saving


    Following a five month-long trial, the use of a fuel conditioner reduced marine diesel consumption in a two-stroke marine diesel engine by more than 5% in real world conditions.

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    Wärtsilä inks deal to study feasibility of ethanol as marine fuel


    Wärtsilä has signed a Decarbonization Agreement with Raízen, an integrated energy company with a broad portfolio of renewables, to explore the potential use of ethanol as a marine fuel and to advance the development of the first ethanol-fuelled seagoing vessel. 

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    ClassNK awards world’s first AiP for H2-fuelled 2-stroke vessel design


    ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a hydrogen-fuelled multi-purpose vessel using Japan Engine’s (J-ENG) large low-speed two-stroke hydrogen-fuelled engine as a main mover. The AiP is the world’s first for a ship equipped with such a large low-speed two-stroke hydrogen-fuelled engine.

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    Exmar orders pair of 46,000cbm gas carriers with WinGD X-DF-A engines


    Exmar LPG, a joint venture between Exmar and Seapeak, has confirmed that a pair of 46,000 cbm gas carriers on order at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea will be powered by WinGD’s ammonia-fuelled X-DF-A engines.

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    High-speed gensets for hybrid-electric cable-layer vessel


    Vard, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialised vessels, has ordered 4 × MAN 12V175D-MEM gensets in connection with the building of a new purpose-built, cable-laying vessel (CLV) for NCT Offshore, a Denmark-based subsea specialist. The gensets will form part of the vessel’s diesel-electric DP2 propulsion system, which also includes a hybrid battery package.


    CMB.TECH wins first orders for marine DF hydrogen-fuelled gensets


    CMB.TECH, the Belgium-based engine developer, has announced that it has received the first order for the world’s first dual-fuel hydrogen gensets for marine applications. The engines will be built in collaboration with Netherlands-based engine builder DBR, which will be responsible for the construction and delivery of the dual-fuel hydrogen gensets.

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    MAN ES joins maritime H2-fuelled 4-stroke engine concept project


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it is joining a research project to jointly develop 4-stroke hydrogen-fuelled marine engine concepts. 

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    MAN ES inks Spire Digitalisation deal, targets expanded services


    MAN Energy Solutions has selected Spire Global, Inc., a global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, to provide weather data and real-time automatic identification system (AIS) vessel-tracking data.

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    Seafarer training undergoing its own new fuels transition


    Methanol is making its way into IGF Code training programs, but there’s a broader evolution underway for STCW training.