Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has received six new orders for its UEC42LSH engines including the first for its advanced 6UEC42LSH-Eco-D3 and 6UEC42LSH-Eco-D3-EGR designs currently under development
The designs are aimed at handysize bulk carriers and chemical tankers.
The UEC42LSH engine has been developed with the optimised rating field for handysize bulk carriers and small- to medium-sized chemical tankers considering the market demand for lower output as a result of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) regulations.
To suit IMO’s NOx Tier III regulations, the company developed the low-pressure EGR system (LP-EGR) which will be applied to these engines. The company said the LP-EGR system reduces NOx levels “drastically”, thus minimising the deterioration to fuel oil consumption rate.
The LP-EGR system uses simple and compact components, treating low-pressure and low-temperature exhaust gas from the turbocharger outlet, improves maintainability and reduces operating costs. The system has no waste water from water treatment systems to reduce its environmental and operational impact.
J-ENG said it aims to further increase the orders of small- and medium-sized engines.
The UEC42LSH-Eco-D3, currently under development, is the successor to the UEC45LSE, and the company said it is characterised by an ultra-low fuel consumption engine that seeks even further fuel efficiency.
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