Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) is a leading developer of low-speed gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion. Headquartered in Switzerland, since its inception as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business in 1893, it carries on the legacy of excellence in design.
Today our innovative technology is behind the propulsion power of all types of deep-sea ships world-wide, such as oil and product tankers, bulk carriers, car carriers, general cargo ships and container ships. WinGD continues the tradition of the Sulzer diesel engine and the Wärtsilä two-stroke engine as a leading developer of low-speed gas and diesel engines.
Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, the largest team of WinGD employees, located there, contribute to all aspects of research and development (R&D), design, operational and manufacturing support, marketing and sales.
In Switzerland, WinGD also hosts an extensive state-of-the-art research and training facility at its Swiss Engine Research & Innovation Centre.
With offices and operations worldwide, WinGD employees represent over 25 different nationalities. This diverse culture provides rich innovation and progressive thinking.
WinGD Low-pressure X-DF Technology
Future environmental regulation remains the key variable for ship owners to monitor. WinGD’s X-DF engines, operating on LNG, reduce a cargo vessel’’s emissions by 99% for SOx, 90% for NOx, 99% for PM and about 18% for Greenhouse gases.
WinGD Taking on methane slip with X-DF engines
Understanding different engine operating principles and recent technological improvements cast a new light on methane emissions from WinGD’s LNG dual-fuel two-stroke engines.
WinGD Reducing GHG emissions
Reducing GHG emissions and operating costs - VOC as fuel for shuttle tankers
WinGD look to liquids in quest for clean fuels
The internal combustion engine will continue to dominate marine propulsion long beyond 2050, but which fuels will propel shipping into a cleaner future? One likely pathway will see ships with gas-fuelled engines burning first LNG then carbon-neutral biomass and synthetic methane as they become available. That route to decarbonisation is ...