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Monday, April 19, 2021 

Japan Engine Corporation(J-Eng) Chinese licensee, Zhejiang Yungpu Heavy Machinery, has ordered engines for two new projects, namely a Chinese coastal bulk carrier, which will employ the first example of the 6UEC33LSH-C2 engine, and a Chinese coastal chemical tanker, which will be powered by a 6UEC42LSH-Eco-D3 main engine.

The UEC33LSH-C2 is being developed as successor to the popular UEC33LSII, to meet the market demands for vessels such as cement carriers, small-size bulk carriers and chemical tankers, by covering a very wide power range from high- to low-speed. The latest engine’s low fuel consumption is said to be superior to other similar class electronically-controlled engines.

Many UEC42LSH-Eco-D3 engines have already been adopted for handy size bulk carriers and small/middle size chemical tankers for domestic shipyards as a result of it favourable fuel consumption. This is the first order for this engine from the Chinese licensee.

J-Eng has been focused on China to expand its UE engine’s market share for many years. The total number of engines ordered from Chinese shipyards, manufactured by J-Eng, Japanese and Chinese licensees, has reached around 100. Furthermore, Chinese licensees are involved in promising business negotiations for more UEC33LSH and UEC42LSH engines.

There is currently strong demand from the Chinese coastal vessel market for replacement, more efficient and cleaner, ships. J-Eng hopes to further increase the UE engine’s market share in China by utilising Chinese licensees and/or direct supply from Japan.

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