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J-ENG RECEIVES ORDER FOR THREE MAIN ENGINES

J-ENG RECEIVES ORDER FOR THREE MAIN ENGINES

Thursday, March 4, 2021 

Onomichi Dockyard Co has ordered three sets of 6UEC35LSE-B2 main engines from Japan Engine Corporation (J-Eng) for three 17,500 dwt coastal cargo vessels to be owned by Mitsui OSK Kinkai.

These vessels are to be built according to EEDI phase 3 GHG regulations in order to lessen the environmental load. The order includes an option for the third engine to be supplied in the MGO mono-fuel version which was co-developed with Onomichi Dockyard and supported by the Nippon Foundation.

The MGO mono-fuel engine utilises a stratified fuel/water injection concept to inject multi layers of fuel and water into the combustion chamber. The current MGO mono-fuel engine is designed for MGO and water injection, but it can burn other fuels. This technology has a high potential to reduce GHG by mixed combustion with ammonia, bio-fuels, and other fuels produced using renewable resources, like ethanol, that can contribute to GHG reduction in accordance with further tightening regulations.

J-Eng believes that compared with LNG-fuelled main engines, the mono-fuel option offers advantages, through simplified auxiliary systems, fuel tanks and fuel supply system, can provide a more economical solution for medium and small size vessels wishing to improve environmental improvements.

The company says that it is committed to a goal of zero-GHG within this century, so is involved in developing next generation engines burning hydrogen.

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