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WINGD ACHIEVES 'MOST POWERFUL ENGINE' RECOGNITION

WINGD ACHIEVES 'MOST POWERFUL ENGINE' RECOGNITION

Thursday, January 28, 2021 

Since the first 12X92DF engine was built in 2019, WinGD has been confident in calling it the world’s most powerful dual-fuel engine. Now the engine series has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most powerful Otto-cycle engine yet built.

In tests carried out at engine builder CSSC-MES Diesel Co (CSSC-CMD) and verified by Guinness World Records, for the official record title ‘Most powerful marine internal combustion engine (otto cycle) commercially available’, the 2,140t engine demonstrated a power of 63,840 kW at a speed of 80 rpm. The engines fuelled from 18,600m3 tanks, containing enough LNG to sail a complete Asia to Europe round trip, will propel nine 23,000 TEU containerships operated by CMA CGM.

WinGD CEO Klaus Heim said: “The future uptake of LNG as a marine fuel is being driven by large merchant vessels with two-stroke engines, where the savings - and the environmental benefits - are the greatest. We are delighted with this achievement, which was made possible by CMA CGM’s strong vision and close cooperation with engine builder CSSC-CMD and Bureau Veritas. The 12X92DF is not just the biggest dual-fuel engine in our portfolio – it is now officially the most powerful of its type in the world.”

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