First iCER engine order confirmed

Thursday, 04 August 2022
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WinGD has won its first order for the iCER (intelligent control by exhaust recirculation) on-engine solution.

The system will be delivered with a WinGD X-DF2.1 engine for a new 174,000 cu m LNGC to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

iCER was developed in close collaboration with HHI’s Engine & Machinery Division and delivers the advantages of second-generation X-DF technology – greater combustion control translating to lower emissions and fuel savings across the load range – in an integrated engine package that can be installed as a single unit at the shipyard, simplifying testing and commissioning, the company claimed.

X-DF2.0 engines with iCER technology were introduced onto the market in 2020. The system is claimed to be able to improve fuel consumption by around 8% in gas mode and 6% with diesel fuel, as well as meeting IMO’s Tier III NOx regulations in both modes.

Furthermore, methane slip is reduced by as much as 50%, giving it the lowest emission levels of any currently available low-pressure combustion concept, WinGD claimed.

The fuel efficiency and emissions improvements were confirmed at recent factory acceptance tests carried out with Chinese and Japanese engine builders, CMD and IHI Power Systems.

By cooling and recirculating exhaust through the engine, iCER enables more harmful gases to be combusted instead of emitted. Crucially, exhaust gas recycling can be used across the full engine load profile in both gas and diesel modes. In gas mode, the pilot fuel required remains the same across the load range.

The first on-engine iCER will be delivered to HHI in May, 2024. 

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