This was announced on the occasion of the publication of its financial results for the first quarter of 2019, where the organization said it saw a very solid order intake for the first quarter of 2020 for low-pressure, dual-fuel two-stroke engines.
A few recent high profile orders confirm that confidence in LNG as a marine fuel is growing to include a broader range of vessel types beyond LNGC to include Chemical & Crude Oil Tankers, Asphalt Carriers and Container Feeders,
Now totaling over 200 X-DF engines on order and/or delivered, the low-pressure technology has proven to be the right choice for moving ahead with a more sustainable propulsion solution, the company noted.
This doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a considerable amount of debate about what the future fuels will be, but it does give owners peace of mind that their vessels will be complaint, safe and reliable for many years to come. LNG is the bridge which will get us closer to a carbon neutral future. Every day that passes more and more of the engines ordered for propelling deep sea vessels are choosing LNG as fuel. The reasons are compelling: lower emissions, less CO2 and offered at a very attractive price compared to 0.5% sulphur fuels,
...said Rolf Stiefel, VP Sales at WinGD.