Watch: Building the most powerful Otto cycle engine

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WinGD has released a time-lapse video of the build of a 12X92DF engine, built by CSSC-MES Diesel Co., Ltd. (CMD) in Lingang, Shanghai.

This twelve-cylinder version of the 92cm bore X-DF dual fuel engine from WinGD, is set to be the largest and most powerful Otto cycle gas and dual-fuel engine ever built and will bring a new level of environmental sustainability to the containership segment.

The engine build has taken approximately 3,125 person days, which totals to 25,000-man hours. The engine weighs over 2,100 tons and has received parts from more than 15 countries.

About the 12X92DF

Rated 63,840 kW at 80 rpm, the 12X92DF engine is the largest and most powerful gas and dual-fuel engine ever built. WinGD’s low-pressure dual-fuel technology enables stable combustion, high fuel efficiency and low noxious and greenhouse gas emissions typical of lean burn gas combustion. X-DF engines comply with IMO Tier III limits on NOx in gas mode and IMO Tier II in liquid fuel mode, both without EGR or SCR. With WinGD’s X-DF engines and LNG as fuel, compliance is guaranteed with the upcoming emissions regulations due to the low NOx and SOx emissions from burning LNG in the X-DF engine.

Since the launch of the X-DF engine series in 2013, the technology has proven reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable through over 280,000 running hours on 265 engines in operation and/or on order.

Sea News, September 18