Dual-Fuel Variant of MAN L23/30 Engine Awarded TAT

| Germany, Augsburg

Dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engineMAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF four-stroke engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The five-cylinder test engine in China had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm. Read more »

UK’s First LNG Passenger Ferry Launched – MV Glen Sannox

| Scotland, Glasgow

MV Glen Sannox launched by Nicola Sturgeon Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) has launched the first of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ferries designed and constructed in the UK. The MV Glen Sannox was launched on Tuesday 21st November at the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read more »

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel LNG Engines for new Viking Line Ferry

| Finland, Helsinki
New ferry being built for Viking Line

LNG power selected for new Viking Line ferry

Helsinki-based global marine technology company Wärtsilä will supply dual-fuel LNG engines for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for Finnish operator Viking Line. The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017. Read more »

WinGD X-DF Engine to Power World’s Biggest Containerships

| Switzerland, Winterthur

WinGD DF LNG engine 72dfWinterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (WinGD) has been contracted by French shipping line CMA CGM, based in Marseille, to supply the biggest 2-stroke dual-fuel engine in the WinGD range, designed for modern large and ultra large container vessels. The 12-cylinder X92DF engines (12X92DF) will power a series of nine “mega” containerships, each with a record capacity of 22,000 TEU. Read more »

Dual-fuel Retrofit Kit Coming for CAT 785C

| USA, Peoria IL | Source: International Mining

CAT 785cCaterpillar will offer its gas blending retrofit kit for the 785C mining truck in 2018, reports International Mining. Cat® Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB) automatically adjusts to changes in incoming fuel quality and pressure allowing mining truck engines to run on both diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), offering lower fuel costs while maintaining diesel power and transient performance. Read more »

Type Approval Granted to Uprated MAN L51/60DF Marine Engine

| Denmark, Copenhagen

MAN L51/60DF Marine EngineMAN Diesel & Turbo’s MAN L51/60DF marine engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT), which ran from October 17th to 20th at the company’s Augsburg works in Germany, in front of the industry’s main classification societies. The nine-cylinder test engine has an output of 1,150 kW/cylinder at a nominal speed of 500/514 rpm. Read more »

Dual-Fuel LNG Carriers to Expand BP’s Portfolio

| USA, Houston TX

BP will soon take delivery of six new, state-of-the-art liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel tankers to support its expanding global LNG portfolio and to respond to growing demand for lower-carbon energy sources around the world. The company says the expansion will support the group’s broader shift to natural gas. Read more »

MAN Hands Over First LNG-Converted Containership

| Germany, Hamburg

Wes AmelieMAN Diesel & Turbo has led the way with the first dual-fuel conversion of a containership. The 152 metre Wes Amelie, built in 2011, is now able to operate using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). MAN is optimistic the successful retrofit will stimulate further conversions. Read more »