J-ENG To Add NH3 and Conventional 60-Bore Variants To LSH Range
Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced that it plans to develop a successor to its low-speed UEC60LSE design. The development of the UEC60LSH engine will retain the LSH ultrawide rating concept, and is expected to meet very large gas carrier (VLGC) requirements, as well as Capesize bulk carriers, coal carriers and specialist car carriers.
The new engine will a fourth in the LSH series, following the 50LSH type, the 42LSH type and the new 33LSH engine.
J-ENG has also announced that it will concurrently develop a 60-bore ammonia-fuelled engine variant, UEC60LSJA, alongside the conventional fuel oil-fuelled 60LSH version. The UEC60LSJA type is expected to be brought to market after 2026.