Jan 4, 2023 | Marine environment & clean shipping news

Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has successfully completed the FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) of its H32DF-LM methanol dual fuel HiMSEN engine, undertaken in collaboration with shipowner Maersk, at the HiMSEN production factory in Ulsan, South Korea.

The H32DF-LM engine demonstrated excellent performance and quality during the tests. It is a 5,400bhp gen-set engine that selectively uses methanol and diesel fuel, and is characterised by significantly reduced GHG and emissions of sulphur and nitrogen oxides. In addition, it employs special materials to prevent corrosion. The engine applies the Diesel cycle with electronically controlled fuel injection methods in methanol mode to enable high-power operation in stable condition.

The first methanol HiMSEN engine will be supplied to a 2100 TEU vessel that is being built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, which is the world’s first methanol fuelled container vessel and was ordered by Maersk. A total of 50 engines (13 vessels) have been ordered so far. HHI-EMD is expecting that the methanol HiMSEN engine demand should increase due to the increasing pressures for decarbonisation.

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