WinGD partners with Hyundai to develop sustainable engine technology


Marine engine designers Winterthur Gas and Diesel (WinGD) AND Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) have teamed up to develop an environmentally sustainable two-stroke engine technology.

Under a joint development agreement, both parties are working on developing engine solutions that will help further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from methane while improving the engine’s efficiency.

“This development reinforces our long-standing relationship with HHI-EMD and illustrates the expertise and commitment both companies share to help customers build and operate the most efficient and environmentally sustainable vessels,” said Dominik Schneiter, Vice President of Research & Development at WinGD.

The collaboration aims to further enhance engines while reducing the toxic air pollutants emitted such as NOx, cutting fuel consumption and minimising engine footprints through a design optimised for newbuilds and retrofits.

Kwang-hean An, President and Chief Operating Officer for HHI-EMD, added “HHI-EMD has a commitment environmental, social, and governance focused strategy.  Through these collaborations, our customers can be confident that we are providing the technology solutions they need for the future.”

The first step in this venture will see WinGD and HHI-EMD perform prototype testing for a compact, on-engine, energy-saving and emission-reducing technology in 2022.

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) has also recently announced that it has turned its industrial plant and crane division into a wholly-owned subsidiary named Hyundai Infra Solutions (HIS) in order to boost its competitiveness.

HIS was launched on 3 May 2021 through a vertical spin-off in order to specialise its existing business, strengthen its competitiveness and gain new growth momentum. This will in turn allow HSHI to focus on the construction of ships.

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