Only five years after its launch, WinGD has announced they have secured an order for their 100th X-DF engine.
The award-winning technology developed by WinGD has demonstrated, on tests and engines currently in operation, that it offers stable combustion, inherently low NOx and greenhouse gas emissions and high overall system efficiencies, as well as reliable and safe gas operation.
GasLog LTD, one of the early supporters of the X-DF technology, has eight LNG carriers, each with 2x 5X72DF main engines in its fleet with three new builds recently entering commercial operations. For their latest order of additional tonnage at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea, the same machinery has been selected.
“When we select an engine for GasLog, the most important considerations are the engines’ contributions to the safety, competitiveness, sustainability and reliability of the vessel for our customers. When we selected the X-DF it was crucial for us to find a dual fuel engine which could offer all those features for today’s and the future environment. WinGD’s X-DF engines were the choice for our new vessels and we continue to be confident in their low pressure dual fuel technology”, said Richard Sadler, Chief Operations Officer, Gaslog Ltd.
“If ever there was confirmation that the shipping industry is embracing LNG as the first choice for IMO compliant engines, the 100th ordered WinGD X-DF, dual-fuel engine is proof. With over 12 000 running hours logged on the first WinGD DF engine in operation (Terntank’s Ternsund) and over 100 000 running hours accumulated for the full X-DF engine fleet with 13 vessels at sea, the performance, benefits, and reliability of WinGD’s low-pressure technology is proven.” says Rolf Stiefel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WinGD.
“Achieving the 100th X-DF engine milestone in July 2018, after only five years, validates that customers such as shipyards, vessel owners, and operators have recognised its unique benefits. Beside its leading position in the LNG Carrier market today, X-DF is gaining ground for future Tankers and Containers to ensure that newbuilds are built to meet 2020 regulations in the most economical way.”
“The 2017 decision by CMA CGM, to power their nine ‘mega’ containerships to be built by CSSC shipyards in China with delivery in early 2020, with our 12-cylinder X92DF engines, is a strong statement that greener shipping can be achieved best by applying X-DF main propulsion engines”, added Stiefel.
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