WinGD has secured the contract to supply engines for four dual-fuel ammonia-ready newbuilds from Pacific International Lines (PIL).
The Singapore-based company has ordered four 14,000 TEU boxships at Jiangnan shipyard (CSSC Jiangnan). The innovative emission-reducing engines plus the independent design and development from CSSC Jiangnan mark the return of PIL after its reorganization.
The latest data from Alphaliner shows that PIL’s fleet currently operates 85 container ships with a total capacity of 276,600 TEU, including 61 self-owned ships and 24 leased ships, ranking 12th in the world in terms of capacity
WinGD X92DF-2.0 dual-fuel engines will be equipped on vessels make the containerships can operate on both gas and liquid fuels. The engines are unique by WinGD’s GHG emission reducing technology “Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling” (iCER) which delivers enhanced combustion control. This creates an energy consumption reduction of 3% in gas mode, and fuel consumption savings of up to 5% in diesel mode, while reducing methane slip by as much as 50% in gas mode, according to the engine company.
“We have made a firm commitment to the energy transition, and to delivering engine technologies capable of operating with clean alternative marine fuels,” Volkmar Galke, Director of Sales for WinGD, commented.
“Working with technology focused customers like PIL ensures that we will reach these goals. This first order for ammonia-ready vessels with our dual-fuel, low-pressure X92DF-2.0 engines reflects our capabilities in offering customers zero-carbon or carbon-neutral fuel solutions. It means that our customers can already invest today with confidence in future fuel-ready engine technology.”
The new batch of containerships will be delivered from the second half of 2024 to the first half of 2025.
With the advancements offered by WinGD technology and digital solutions such as WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) system, also featured on this order to offer remote support, the company has also established a strong global training network in parallel to equip crews with the skills needed to operate these vessels of tomorrow.