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WinGD to supply PIL 14,000 TEU newbuildings with LNG dual-fuel engines

The developer of low-speed gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has confirmed an X-DF2.0 order for four 14,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel, ammonia-ready container ships, which have been ordered by Pacific International Lines (PIL).

The Neo Panamax vessels that are currently being built at the Jiangnan shipyard in China will feature WinGD X92DF-2.0 dual-fuel engines, capable of operating on both gas and liquid fuels, and the first of them are expected to be delivered by August 2024.

The engines will be fitted with WinGD’s latest greenhouse gases (GHG) emission-reducing technology iCER (Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling), which delivers enhanced combustion control.

This is projected to create an energy consumption reduction of 3% in gas mode, fuel consumption savings of up to 5% in diesel mode, and methane slip by as much as 50% in gas mode, according to a statement.

"This first order for ammonia-ready vessels with our dual-fuel, low-pressure X92DF-2.0 engines reflects our capabilities in offering customers zero-carbon or carbon-neutral fuel solutions," stated Volkmar Galke, director of sales for WinGD.

The Swiss engine designer has also offered advancements in technology and digital solutions in this order, such as WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) system to provide remote support.

PIL has been a customer with WinGD since 2013, with vessels operating with the company’s X72 and X92 engines, and this order is in line with WinGD’s ambition to grow sales of multi-fuel engines, capable of operating on carbon-neutral fuels to 50% of the company’s orderbook by 2030.

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