With growing interest in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as an alternative fuel, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group reported it is establishing a production facility to manufacture dual-fuel engines for the market
A licensee of MAN Energy Solutions, the engine and machinery division of South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has recently built a new facility to assemble and test parts of the two-stroke LPG dual-fuel engine (ME-LGIP).
In shipping’s transition to cleaner alternatives fuels, the LPG dual-fuel engine can use both LPG and diesel as fuel, does not emit harmful exhaust gases such as sulphur oxides and directly supplies LPG fuel.
HHI’s engine and machinery division will begin mass production starting with Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding’s 9,600 hp (7,159 kW) engine and will also complete the installation of the LPG gas supply unit for gas operation at the end of September.
Furthermore, a shaft generator developed by HHI is also going to be applied to a 30,000-hp (22,371 kW) engine at the end of October.
In combination with the LPG dual-fuel engine, the shaft generator produces electricity from the shaft, reducing fuel costs compared to separate engines for power generation.
HHI said the product is designed to be integrated into the front of the engine, reducing the space requirements by more than 40% compared to existing products.
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