It can selectively use either liquid fuel or gas fuel…it provides higher economic value, efficiency and convenience.
Hyundai Heavy Industries developed a dual-fuel engine package for ships, the first of its kind in the world.
Attended by some 300 major clients and customers, including ship owners, and executives of classification and shipbuilding companies, Hyundai Heavy Industries held on November 12 a ceremony of demonstrating a dual-fuel engine package consisting of a large dual-fuel engine, dual-fuel HiMSEN engine (mid-engine) and LNG supply system (Hi-GAS). The demonstration was held at its head office in Ulsan.
The large dual-fuel engine for ships was jointly designed and built with MDT in Denmark, while the dual-fuel HiMSEN engine and LNG supply system for ships and power generation were developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries alone.
With capacity of 35,600 horse power, the large dual-fuel engine for ships can selectively use either liquid fuel or gas fuel depending on necessity, and it can provide identical performance with a diesel engine while reducing exhaust gas, satisfying environmental and economic conditions. The dual-fuel HiMSEN engine with capacity of 5,150 horse power, which recently obtained classification type approval, successfully finished linking test.
And the LNG supply system is optimized to stably supply -163℃ LNG to engine by compressing it to up to 300Bar.
In particular, the new dual-fuel engine package is expected to satisfy needs of ship owners in line with intensifying environmental control as it can be adopted to all kinds of commercial ships, including LNG ships, oil tankers and container ships.
Hyundai Heavy Industries plans to start commercializing the dual-fuel engine package in December this year after fulfilling the final type approval tests.
As environmental control regions are expected to further expand from the current regions, such as the United States, Norway, Europe and North Sea, due to restriction on SOx by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2015, the market for LNG-based engine system is expected to gradually increase.
Executive Director Lee Tae-yeong (in charge of engine business) at Hyundai Heavy Industries said, “Many customers are making inquiries about the new engine package as the company has established facilities for manufacturing engines as well as infrastructure for producing dual-fuel engine package solutions. When the IMO’s new measure is implemented, the company will take advantageous position in receiving orders for ships.”
Meanwhile, as the world’s top maker of engines for ships, Hyundai Heavy Industries is supplying 30% of engines for ships in the world market, and it established a joint venture with Finland-based Wartsila in September 2007 in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do to produce dual-fuel mid-engines (4-stroke).