Mitsui Engineering & Shipping Co., Ltd, the MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee, has demonstrated the liquids gas injection (LGI) concept successfully in Japan. The successful demonstration took place on 17 June 2015 using the very first ME-LGI engine to ever be commercially produced. The engine, with the type designation 7S50ME-B9.3-LGI, is bound for a vessel currently under construction by Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Ole Frone, Senior Vice President of Low Speed Promotion & Sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo said, “the immediate market acceptance of our ME-GI engine confirmed the growing demand for low sulfur, non-HFO options in the face of increasingly stricter sulfur limits in fuel. In turn, extending our dual fuel engine programme with an ME-LGI unit that can run on liquid fuels was therefore a natural step. The interest in our ME-LGI engine confirms this dual fuel, low speed trend and will offer even more alternatives to HFO, which, apart from methanol, will include LPG, dimethyl ether, and (bio)ethanol, as well as several other, low sulfur, low flashpoint fuels.
“We welcome our partners’ interest in our technology and acknowledge their taking the lead in providing the ME-LGI concept. We are confident that their faith will be rewarded in the immediate future.”
Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd
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