It completed test runs on June 18
Hyundai Heavy announces export of its latest LNG engine for marine use
The shipbuilder and marine engine manufacturer has started exporting the eco-friendly engine Hyundai HiMSEN H35/40GV, which can be used to generate power for commercial ships, onshore power plants and offshore facilities, including drillships. With a 35% share of the diesel engine market, Hyundai Heavy plans to be in the Top 3 for LNG engines with a 15% market share by 2013.
“Due to high oil prices and strengthening regulations on emissions, the demand for natural gas engines is increasing. We expect these high-output engines to help Hyundai Heavy expand our product lines, diversify target markets, and boost sales,” said Kim Jeong-hwan, COO of Hyundai Heavy’s Engine & Machinery Division.
The new engine, which recently completed test runs, operates on LNG rather than heavy crude oil and has a maximum power output of 13,000 bhp. It emits 20% less carbon dioxide than diesel engines, reduces NOx emissions by 97% to reach world’s lowest level of 50 ppm, and improves engine performance by 47%.
The Ulsan, South Korea-based company will export the engine to an onshore gas-powered power plant in the Middle East after final paint and packing work.
Source: Hyundai Heavy Industries