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KHI receives ME-GI dual-fuel engine order

LNG Industry,

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has received the first order in Japan of the electronically-controlled gas injection marine diesel (ME-GI) engine, Kawasaki – MAN B&W 8S50ME-C8.2-GI.

The order is for two units that will be installed on two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with a capacity of 3800 vehicles for United European Car Carriers (UECC), a Norwegian shipping company.

These PCTCs will be built at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. (NACKS) in Nantong, China, and will go into service in 2016. The ME-GI engine is a dual-fuel marine diesel engine which can use heavy fuel oil and LNG as fuel.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to introduce stringent emissions regulations targeting air pollutants and greenhouse gases, for application in Europe and across the globe. Kawasaki will continue to expand business opportunities for ME-GI engines as one of the next generation marine engines that can satisfy new emissions control regulations.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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