Engine Design

Last Updated: Apr 2012

Current trials

Major ship engine manufacturers are currently developing new engine technologies for existing and new engines. In particular, recent tests have focussed on fuel efficiency and meeting NOx standards. Alternative fuel use is also being investigated as part of this process, particularly LNG-powered engines or dual-fuel engines that use both LNG and bunker fuel.

In April, 2012 the Government of the Republic of Korea selected Wärtsilä's dual-fuel engine technology to be installed on its new "green ship". http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i111816/Korean_green_ship_project_selects_dual_fuel_engine_technology


http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i101393/Engine_builder_designs_two_stroke_dual_fuel_marine_engine

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i93215/Partnership_on_groundbreaking_engine_development

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i100424/Rolls_Royce_scores_27_million_LNG_engines_contract

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i93057/Caterpillar_to_launch_engine_upgrade_kits

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i92083/MAN_Diesel_ready_to_deliver_Tier_II_compliant_engine

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i87450/GE_Marine_form_partnership_to_develop_low_emission_engines

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i94082/Hyundai_Heavy_unveils_eco_friendly_gas_engine

Costs

The cost will vary depending on the requirement, whether retro-fitting existing engines or installing regulation-compliant and fuel-efficient engines in newbuilds.

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