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PIL chooses WinGD engines for LNG dual-fuel newbuilds

Photo: WinGD PIL chooses WinGD engines for LNG dual-fuel newbuilds
Pacific International Lines’ (PIL) four 8,000teu LNG dual-fuel vessels at ordered Yangzijiang Shipbuilding are to be powered by WinGD’s XDF2.0 engine.

The ammonia-ready vessels will be built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, which are due for delivery in 2025. 

The order follows a similar contract for four X92DF2.0 engines for a series of 14,000 teu containerships earlier this year.

“We have identified LNG as a commercially viable transition fuel solution. The new vessels, which will once again be LNG dual-fuel and ammonia ready, will contribute towards achieving our decarbonisation goal of attaining net zero carbon emission by 2050,” said Lars Kastrup, CEO of PIL.

“The first X82DF2.0 engines to reach market will be delivered to a customer that already has confidence in the ability of our new technology to reduce emissions and fuel consumption even further. This order is also the perfect celebration for nearly a decade of cooperation with PIL.” commented Roger Specker, MD Singapore, WinGD.

WinGD currently has 80 X-DF2.0 engines on orders, highlighting strong ship owner interest in the next generation of the maritime market’s most mature low pressure two-stroke technology for gas fuel.

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