WinGD has secured the an approval in principle (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register for ammonia two-stroke engines applicable to a range of vessels.
loyd’s Register awarded the AiP to WinGD’s X-DF-A dual-fuel range. As part of the AiP process, Lloyd’s Register considered the engine safety concept, risk assessments and preliminary engine and fuel supply system design, as well as confirming the compatibility of materials with ammonia fuel.
With the support of expert partners including Lloyd’s Register, these technologies will be available long before emission targets require them, giving operators vital space to plan and gain experience.
… said WinGD CEO, Dominik Schneiter
The first engine, the 52-bore X52DF-A, will be available for delivery from Q4 2024 and is applicable to a range of vessels including gas and bulk carriers.
This AiP will give first movers confidence that, subject to subsequent care in design, build, integration and operation, this ammonia two-stroke engine can help meet that demand. LR is delighted to have worked with WinGD on this groundbreaking development.
… added Lloyd’s Register CEO, Nick Brown
WinGD will extend the X-DF-A platform to a 72-bore variant in 2025 and other engine sizes in 2026 according to market needs, accommodating a wide range of vessel types from small tankers and car carriers to very large tankers.
To remind, WinGD and shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this month, for SHI to install WinGD’s X-DF-A dual-fuel ammonia engines on forthcoming newbuild vessels.