China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) subsidiary CSSC Power Research Institute on Sunday (28 August) successfully ignited its 6M320DM methanol engine for the first time at Anqing CSSC Diesel Engine Co., Ltd.
The methanol fuel supply system was provided by Hudong Heavy Machinery, a subsidiary of CSSC Power (Group) Co., Ltd.
The engine has a cylinder diameter of 320mm, a stroke of 420mm, a single-cylinder power of 500kW and a rotational speed of 750rpm. It can be adapted to a variety of ship types, including deck carriers, bulk carriers under 20,000 gross tonnage, chemical tankers and product oil tankers and offshore engineering ships.
According to different market demands, the engine will have various versions such as port injection and in-cylinder direct injection.
CSSC Power Research Institute, Anqing CSSC Diesel Engine and Hudong Heavy Machinery formed a joint research and development team to develop the engine.
CSSC said it will continue to develop and launch new fuel engines and fuel supply systems such as methanol and ammonia to achieve China’s “dual carbon” goal.
It hopes to contribute to the low-carbon and zero-carbon transformation and development of China’s marine engines.
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Photo credit: China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Published: 1 September, 2022
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