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Thursday, January 28, 2021 

Since the first 12X92DF engine was built in 2019, WinGD has been confident in calling it the worlds 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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