CSE Successfully Delivered China’s First Methanol Dual-Fuel Low-Speed Main Engine

On May 18th, CSSC Engine (CSE) successfully held a delivery ceremony for the first methanol dual-fuel low-speed engine in China – 6G50ME-C9.6-LGIM+EGRBP main engine.

China’s first 6G50ME-C9.6-LGIM+EGRBP methanol dual-fuel main engine, with a rated power of 10320 kW and a maximum speed of 80rpm, will be installed on the 49,500 dwt chemical/products oil tanker to be built by Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) for the ship owner HAFNIA.

Compared with LNG, methanol fuel has more advantages in terms of storage, transportation and use. The equipment of methanol dual-fuel low-speed engine plays an important role in improving the comprehensive energy efficiency index and CII rating of the ship, so that shipping companies can respond to the international “carbon tax” regulations more comfortably, which is the best choice for the global shipping industry at present.

The delivery of this methanol dual-fuel low-speed engine is a breakthrough in the development history of China’s marine power industry, and plays a positive role in accelerating the layout of China’s green marine power manufacturing.

The successful development of this main engine is of great significance to CSE’s technological innovation and industrial transformation, marking that CSE has entered a new stage in the technological innovation and application of low-carbon and zero-carbon fuels, becoming the earliest manufacturing enterprise in China to have the capability of sustained delivery of methanol dual-fuel low-speed engines.

CSE’s new dual-fuel orders have been growing in the past two years, and the company is holding orders for more than 40 sets of different types of methanol main engines.

In the second half of 2024, CSE will also deliver a total of 6 sets of methanol dual-fuel main engines for customers such as the 1,250 TEU methanol dual-fuel container ships built by Huangpu Wenchong and the 9,300 CEU PCTCs built for China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES).

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

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