• Home
  • News
  • WinGD introduces compact on-engine emissions solution for X-DF portfolio
  • 2022 May 28 14:07

    WinGD introduces compact on-engine emissions solution for X-DF portfolio

    Swiss marine power company WinGD has introduced an on-engine version of its popular iCER system, enabling the emissions reduction technology to be installed without impact on engine footprint. The development is part of WinGD’s commitment to making decarbonisation as simple as possible for ship operators.

    iCER is the first X-DF2.0 technology introduced to further boost the emissions performance and efficiency of the widely deployed dual-fuel X-DF two-stroke engine series. X-DF engines running on LNG already offer a more than 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a dramatic reduction in air pollution compared to fuel oil. The addition of iCER delivers a 50% reduction of methane slip in gas mode. Combined with better fuel efficiency, this reduces total greenhouse gas emissions by up to 8% in gas mode. Running on diesel, iCER improves the emissions performance of X-DF engines by 6%.

    The on-engine iCER offers the same advantages while simplifying testing, building and installation of the engine, as well as reducing the engine room space needed for emissions reduction equipment. The exhaust gas cooler and all exhaust gas flow control components are installed on the engine, offering significant engine room design flexibility.

    Dr. Rudolf Holtbecker, Executive Director of Operations, WinGD said: “The iCER technology is a vital component of our proven X-DF engine portfolio that has a clear role in supporting the marine industry’s transition to cleaner, greener fuels and reducing the carbon footprint of a vessel. This important addition to the choices in our X-DF2.0 portfolio extends the benefits to all shipyards and global engine builders with an improved arrangement and a production-friendly design for minimised manufacturing and installation costs.”

    On-engine iCER is initially available on WinGD’s X72DF engines, which have become the standard on modern LNG carriers. Minimising methane slip on LNG carriers has an added benefit for operators using their cargo as fuel, allowing them to maximise the value of the LNG delivered. The technology will be rolled out to other models in the X-DF engine range.

    The principle behind iCER, which stands for intelligent control by exhaust recycling, is to minimise emissions by regulating air and exhaust gas flow. By cooling and recirculating exhaust back to the engine, more gases which can contribute to climate change are combusted without escaping into the atmosphere.

    As well as reducing methane slip and total greenhouse gas emissions, both on- and off-engine iCER enable compliance with IMO’s Tier III NOx limits, whether using LNG or diesel fuels.

    WinGD in brief:

    WinGD advances the decarbonisation of marine transportation through sustainable energy systems using the most advanced technologies in emissions reduction, fuel efficiency, hybridisation and digital optimisation. With their two-stroke low-speed engines at the heart of the power equation, WinGD sets the industry standard for reliability, safety, efficiency and environmental design, backed by a global network of service and support. Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland since its origin as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business in 1893, today it is powering the transformation to a sustainable future.


2022 July 1

17:18 Stolt-Nielsen Limited reports unaudited results for the 2Q and 1H, 2022
17:00 Emperium launches electric catamaran Ecohod
16:44 R-FLOT lays down two small cruise ships
16:23 Austal USA awarded up to US$3.3 bn contract for 11 USCG offshore patrol cutters
16:07 Freeport LNG says it may resume partial liquefication operations in early Oct 2022
15:47 TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and MOL Group complete first biofuel bunker operation of a vehicle carrier in Singapore
15:28 State Duma approves bill on increasing fines for violation of coal handling regulations
15:10 DEME Group lists on Euronext Brussels
14:49 CPC Marine Terminal operates two of its three Single Point Moorings
14:27 CPC Terminal paid over RUB 5.28 billion for recovery of damage caused by oil spill
14:27 PM Fumio Kishida says Sakhalin 2’s new operator will not cause an immediate halt in LNG shipments to Japan
14:05 Spartacus nominated for KNVTS Ship of the Year
13:42 2 MOL-operated vessels earn 2021 'Best Quality Ship Awards'
13:20 Port of Houston container activity rises 20% in May 2022
13:03 Petersburg Oil Terminal confirms its ISO compliance
12:44 Monthly LNG imports from USA to EU in June for the first time exceeded gas supplied via pipeline from Russia – IEA
12:40 Solstad Offshore announces contract awards for two CSVs
12:25 Russian Railways' network loading fell by 2.8% in HI’2022
12:10 Maersk Tankers launches a new digital solution to track and report vessel emissions
12:00 Hiab launches next generation LOGLIFT forestry cranes
11:42 RF Government to establish new operator of Sakhalin Energy
11:30 Port of Rotterdam Authority abandons Normal Amsterdam Water Level after 200 years
11:18 Prelude FLNG cancels cargo deliveries amid union strike - Natural Gas Intelligence
11:01 INPEX, IHI, MOL demonstrate clean ammonia supply chain linking UAE and Japan
10:33 Maersk to reduce transit times by 5 -21 days from Asia to Northern Italy
10:21 Rosatom issued first five permits for navigation in NSR waters within summer-autumn season of 2022
10:15 The Twin-Port V project of the ports of Helsinki and Tallinn receives a total of EUR 6.8 million in EU funding
10:09 GTT signs a major contract for its "smart shipping" solution with an important player in liquefied gas shipping
09:52 Ports of Stockholm and CMB.TECH join forces in a hydrogen collaboration at Stockholm Norvik Port
09:16 Crude oil futures decrease in response to OPEC+ decisions
09:05 MABUX: Firm downward trend to continue in Global bunker market on July 01
08:32 Boskalis and Keppel sell their harbor towage activities in Singapore and Malaysia to Rimorchiatori Mediterranei
08:07 CMA CGM and ENGIE set to co-invest in the Salamander project, to produce second-generation biomethane
07:51 Industry-leading digital services rolled out at APM Terminals Valencia

2022 June 30

18:41 Ocean Yield agrees to purchase two 36,000 cbm liquified ethylene gas carrier newbuildings
18:12 Aker Solutions wins 5-year partnership agreement with Vår Energi
18:07 The icebreaking season 2021–2022 was exceptionally long - Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
17:47 The Signal Group launches a tech enabled bunker procurement company
17:34 2,8 million euro worth of EU funding to the Port of Tallinn
17:02 The Suez Canal Economic Zone hosts a round table discussion in coordination with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
16:47 Rosmorrechflot estimated excess of Caspian Basin seaports’ capacity at 12 million tonnes per year
16:35 Second Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company trailing suction hopper dredge to be built to ABS Class at Conrad Shipyard
15:30 RF Government to subsidize banks’ interest rates on loans provided for construction of new transport and logistics centers
15:02 Schedule reliability remains between 30% and 40% - Sea-Intelligence
14:44 Khabarovsk Shipyard lays down non-self-propelled dredger of Project 4395
14:23 Ocean Yield AS announces delivery of newbuilding Suezmax tanker with 10-year charter
13:49 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 26, 2022
13:32 Shipping companies and Customs authorities come together to step up the fight against narcotics trafficking
13:02 NYK becomes signatory to UN’s Sustainable Ocean Principles
12:42 DP World and NIIF announce broadening of partnership in India
12:12 MacGregor signs a five-year service agreement with Color Line
11:52 TGE Marine announces contract for two CO2 carriers
11:35 Shell to sign deal with Qatar for large LNG project - Bloomberg
11:17 Throughput of Russian seaports in H1’22 is flat, y-o-y, at 412.1 million tonnes
11:13 Shell and CMA CGM sign LNG fuel supply agreement in Singapore
10:38 G7 reaffirms the commitment to phase out the dependency on Russian energy
10:34 Northern Shipping Company’s MV Kholmogory delivered first batch of cargo to Kaliningrad
09:59 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade to develop mechanisms to support modernization of shipbuilding facilities by private companies
09:35 UNCTAD issues report about effects of the military operation in Ukraine on maritime trade logistics
09:16 Crude oil futures rise amid heightening geopolitical tension