Yanmar has just announced the first order for dual fuel 6EY22ALDF engines which will be used to power generators on board a LNG-fueled large coal carrier to be operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. The coal carrier will be built by Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
The use of natural gas is increasingly attracting the attention of the marine engine sector, both for the advantages it offers in terms of costs and for reducing the impact on the environment. Emission regulations in the marine sector are becoming ever more stringent, with LNG vessels being adopted globally as a means of reducing environmental impact. As this trend has progressed in recent years, dual fuel engines have attracted ever more attention. Their ability to run on both diesel and environmentally friendly LNG allows them to satisfy International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier 3 regulations whilst also reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Yanmar marine dual fuel: technical features
The Japanese company, a pioneer in compact diesel engine technology, will continue its efforts to reduce marine engines’ environmental impact and develop clean marine powertrains to provide optimal solutions that meet the needs of our customers.
The 6EY22ALDF engines, with features such as load fluctuation tracking and high thermal efficiency, in addition to precision air-fuel ratio control technology, always maintain optimum combustion, enabling them to deliver stable, highly reliable operation.