Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has approved the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) MET turbocharger for its X-DF (dual-fuel) series engines after satisfactory completion of trials in both natural gas and diesel mode.
MHI-MME says this is the first time a MET turbocharger has been selected for use in combination with such engines.
The MET66MB will be mounted on two W5X72DF engines manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.(HHI), and will be delivered to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) for installation in an 180k cbm LNG Carrier (Hull 2462) commissioned by a shipping company capitalized by Itochu Corporation and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Verification tests were carried out using an X72DF test engine at Diesel United, Ltd.. The W6X72DF engine was provided with two sets of MET66MB turbochargers, and was was successfully tested in both diesel and gas mode in the presence of WinGD’s engineers.
Win GD X-DF engines are capable of operating using diesel fuel and low-pressure gas fuel. The engine conforms to the new IMO Tier III regulations, and has reduced NOx and SOx emissions in gas mode.
MHI-MME predicts an increase in demand for dual-fuel engines and says it will contribute to the preservation of our environment by providing a variety of ecofriendly products, including MET turbochargers, for dual-fuel engines.
(Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd.)