Alfa Laval says the incorporation of its cascade exhaust gas cooling system (CEC-S) into WinGD’s gas engines ‘will contribute to significantly lowering the methane slip into the atmosphere, while also improving engine efficiency thus decreasing a ship’s carbon footprint’.
In a statement, Alfa Laval said the new CEC-S system ‘will improve the engine efficiency on ships that run on gas’.
Sameer Kalra, President of Alfa Laval’s Marine Division, said that tie-up with WinGD is a ‘clear example’ of the company’s commitment to the Getting to Zero Coalition.
‘Fuel choice is key when aiming to reduce global emissions. In the marine sector, which traditionally uses heavy fuel oil, ever stricter rules are being implemented to limit emissions. There are several ways to comply, including using natural gas as fuel. Gas holds only a fraction of the nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides seen in traditional fuels – and carbon dioxide emissions are lower.
Alfa Laval aims to support the marine sector, no matter which fuel the shipowners decide to use, and help them secure efficient, reliable and compliant vessel operation.