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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

WinGD Elected Joins LNG Marine Fuel Institute

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November 30, 2018

SCF Gagarin Prospect SCF Ltd. Featuring 7X62DF. Pic: WinGD

SCF Gagarin Prospect SCF Ltd. Featuring 7X62DF. Pic: WinGD

Switzerland-based low-speed gas and diesel marine engines marine manufacturer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has become a member of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute.

WinGD, the company involved in the design and development of the two-stroke X-DF LNG engines,  is highly invested in the advancement of the shipping industry through LNG as fuel.

More than 150 engines of the new WinGD X-DF type are ordered, under construction or in operations, said a press release from the company.

WinGD’s engine design history dates back to the late 1800s when they were founded as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business. Their recent success in the LNG market is evidence of their commitment to looking ahead to the future. As early promotors of LNG as fuel for the two-stroke market, WinGD has been a strong advocate for moving shipping towards a more sustainable future. WinGD X-DF engines operating on LNG are reducing emissions of Cargo vessels by 99% for Sulphuric Oxides, 90% for Nitrogen Oxides, 99% of Particulates and about 18% for Greenhouse gases.

With a commitment to collaborating with other key industry leaders, WinGD continues to be on the leading edge of green shipping innovation. By joining the membership at LNG Marine Fuel Institute, WinGD will contribute to their efforts of brining innovation and thought leadership to this evolving industry.  

Being at the forefront of a major industry shift means taking a leading role in crafting the industry’s future. LNG MFI works with affiliated government and non-government bodies around the globe and regulatory bodies to advocate government, industry and the public for LNG as a marine fuel.  

“Collaboration with like-minded industry leaders is the key to ensuring stable and environmentally sustainable growth for the maritime sector. We are proud to be joining LNG Marine Fuel Institute to help further strengthen their voice in advocating for LNG as a marine fuel.” Said Rolf Stiefel, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for WinGD

LNG MFI and its members work together to design best practice use of and creative solutions for LNG as a marine fuel.

LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG MFI) works with and for industry and government partners to provide information, advocacy and expertise to secure the long-term sustainability and impact of LNG as a marine fuel. Alongside members from industry, government and business, LNG MFI will design and promote best practice use of LNG as a marine fuel.

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