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WinGD Unveils New Low-Speed, Two-Stroke Engines ahead of IMO 2020

first_imgMarine technology company Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has introduced three new low-speed, two-stroke engines that are capable of operating on low emission fuels.As explained, the move comes “in response to the growing demand for more efficient and reliable marine propulsion that serves the needs of an increasingly environmentally sustainable industry”.The three new engines — X40DF, X82D and X82DF — will provide a wider variety of compliant choices to ship owners, according to WinGD.“Our industry is calling for greener-shipping… Growing our portfolio of engines ensures that ship owners have the right options to feel confident in their investment,” Klaus Heim, CEO WinGD, said.X40DF engine for smaller vesselsThe new X40DF in its standard configuration is designed to run on LNG, offering the first two-stroke dual-fuel engine for smaller vessels. As the engine is already compliant with all existing emission regulations, including IMO Tier III, the entire support system is reduced due to the absence of the need for any exhaust-gas after-treatment system,The X40DF, low-pressure, dual-fuel engine is available in 5 to 8 cylinder configuration, covering a power range from 2,775 kW to 7,480 kW, at 104 to 146 rpm.X82-D engine for larger vesselsFor larger vessels WinGD’s new X82-D engine is dual fuel (DF) ready, with the ability to upgrade to operation with LNG, fulfilling requirements for gas-ready notations from classification societies.The cylinder distance has been reduced to 1440mm from 1505mm, compared to the previous X82-B version in the WinGD portfolio. The brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) has also been reduced depending on the rating point and the tuning variant chosen. The X82-D engine offers enhanced propulsion options within the VLCC, VLOC and Panamax container vessel segments.The engine will be available from 6 to 9 cylinders, covering a power output from 16,560 kW at 58 rpm to 49,500 kW at 84 rpm.Fuel savings amounting to 1170 USD/day (2.6 ton/day consumption at assumed HFO cost of 450 USD/ton) can be achieved for a VLCC running and X82-D engine at 90% engine power, as informed by WinGD.X82DF dual-fuel engineAllowing for the same enhanced propulsion options as the X82-D for larger vessels, the new X82DF is the latest among WinGD’s low-pressure X-DF dual-fuel engines. The engine dimensions are based on that of the X82-D diesel engine design but follow the Otto-cycle combustion principle in which gas and air are premixed at the right air-to-fuel ratio.The X82DF engine has an integrated gas pressure regulation unit (iGPR), replacing the standalone GVU. The pre-chamber technology and the advanced design of the low-pressure gas admission valves offer a high level of combustion stability and reduced emissions. The X82DF NOX emissions produced are below that of the IMO Tier-III level in gas mode without exhaust gas after-treatment. As a result of the low amount of pilot fuel required (<0.5%) at 75% engine load, low particle and SOx emissions are also achieved.“The uncertainty of the IMO’s Global Sulphur Cap 2020 caused a dip in new build orders early in 2018. However, vessel newbuilding order uptake is once again on the rise and the introduction of these engines further strengthens WinGD’s position in the market,” Dominik Schneiter, V.P Research & Development at WinGD, commented.“As the marine industry’s leading low-speed gas engine developer, WinGD sees evidence that ship owners are ready to move forward,” Schneiter added.Read more:WinGD Profits from Increased Confidence in LNG as Marine FuelWinGD: Everybody Is Looking into LNG as Marine Fuellast_img read more

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Windies/England Series Rescheduled for July September Window

first_imgHowever, with the United Kingdom one of the worst-hit regions by the virus, ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison said there was still huge uncertainty over staging any cricket, especially with the major issue of public health taking priority. “Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other Internationals Boards on trying to find new dates. We will only travel to England to play the series if our players can be assured that it is safe to do so. “As much as we remain hopeful that we can deliver some cricket this summer, we are in the midst of a worldwide crisis and our priority – over and above the playing of professional sport – will be to protect the vulnerable, key workers and society as a whole. West Indies were scheduled to tour England for three Tests from June 4-29 but the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19, ruled out any chance of the series going ahead as planned. “We continue to be in regular dialogue with the ECB on when and how we might be able to rearrange the Test series,” he said on Friday. The ECB, which had initially delayed the start of its domestic professional season until May 28, said all fixtures affected by the extension would be rescheduled to the new window. Cricket West Indies chief executive, Johnny Grave, remained hopeful the series would be staged during the window but also reiterated that the safety of players and officials was priority. There are hopes by both boards the series can take place in July behind closed doors and under strict quarantine protocols, but the plan is contingent on the severity of the continued impact of COVID-19 on the UK. “Our respective medical teams are beginning to discuss how this series could be played whilst guaranteeing the health and safety of our players and support team. We will be as flexible as we can without compromising the safety of our team.” CMC “Our role as a national governing body during a crisis of this scale requires us to carefully plan alongside cricket’s stakeholders and supporters to attempt to overcome COVID-19’s impact on this season,” Harrison said. In fact, Harrison said the ECB would only go ahead of planned fixtures once it was safe to do so. The UK has so far recorded 143 000 infections and 19 500 deaths and even though Health Secretaty Matt Hancock said last week that infections had reached their peak, social distancing protocols are expected to remain in place for the remainder of the year. “Our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play.” He added: “Our biggest challenge, along with other sports, is how we could seek to implement a bio-secure solution that offers optimum safety and security for all concerned. The guidance we receive from Westminster will help us shape how we deliver this. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The England and Wales Cricket Board said Friday the West Indies tour would now take place between July and September, after announcing an extension of its freeze of professional cricket until July 1. “That’s why, simply put, there will be no cricket unless it’s safe to play. Our schedule will only go ahead if Government guidance permits.”last_img read more

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Target Alpena receives funding to aid small businesses

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. –Target Alpena, which serves as the economic development engine for the area, provided an update on funding for struggling smallbusinesses at yesterday’s Alpena city council meetingTarget Alpena works closely with developers encouraging them to come to Alpena to build hotels, stores, and restaurants.The organization has received funding to help small businesses and at yesterday’s meeting next steps for disbursement were discussed.Director of Economic Development for Target Alpena, Michael Mahler, said they have received over 100 applications for grants and other prospectiveapplicants have until august 5th to apply.After the August 5th date, an appointed committee will make a determination of eligibility .For small businesses interested in applying, you can visit www.michiganbusiness.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Rightfully Hers is on display at the Alcona County LibraryNext Fire destroys John A. Lau’s Saloon and Restaurant in Alpenalast_img read more

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Help wanted: City of Wellington seeking Electric Utility Director

first_imgThe City of Wellington is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Electric Utility Director.  This administrative and supervisory position is responsible for the operation and management of the electric utility system and their functions, as well as exercises considerable independent judgement.  Prefer at least five years experience in electrical engineering or utility management  and a minimum two-year associate degree in engineering or business or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Pay range is $52K to $77K, DOQ with excellent benefits.  Please apply on-line at www.HrePartners.com or at the office of the City Clerk, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5:00pm, Friday, February 27, 2015.last_img

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