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Friday, April 2, 2021 

In its commitment to sustainability, WinGD says it is continuing to expand on the benefits and versatility of its X-DF engine portfolio, with ICER, the first installation of the X-DF2.0 second generation engine technology, proving it can cut methane emissions while providing increased efficiency in gas and diesel mode.

Given the mounting regulatory pressure and demand for cost effective, compliant technology, WinGD has now expanded the benefits of their iCER technology to also operate in liquid mode. Tests with WinGD’s laboratory engines have proven that adaptations to iCER technology extend Tier III NOX compliance to liquid mode as well as gas, adding to its original benefits of reducing methane emissions by 50% and decreasing the fuel consumption in both gas and diesel operation. This further adds to the long-term flexibility of the X-DF platform which is said to blend the benefits of both Otto and Diesel cycles into one engine platform without the need for additional SCR NOx reduction technology.

WinGD has seen a steady increase in demand for its X-DF2.0 technology. In respect to the LNG carrier segment, this upgrade of the iCER technology would make the application of an SCR obsolete, allowing both reduced CAPEX and engine room layout optimisation.

The first engine delivery with iCER for gas and diesel mode, starting with X72DF series, is targeted for September 2022. WinGD says that currently over 400 X-DF engines have been ordered, of which 90+ engines have been delivered and in operation accumulating one million running hrs. WinGD sets the standard in the dual-fuel two-stroke engine segment playing a pivotal role in the maritime industry’s transition to clean fuels.

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