Four LNG-fueled PCTCs (Pure Car/Truck Carriers) just ordered by Japan’s NYK Line will be the first vessels in the word to be equipped with WinGD’s X-DF2.0 iCER main engines.
The iCER (Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling) technology enables the engine to consumes less gas and reduces GHG by cutting methane emissions from exhaust gas by approximately 50%.
Measuring 199.9 meters long by about 38 meters beam, the vessels will have a capacity of about 7,000 cars and will also be equipped with battery hybrid technology to further improve fuel efficiency by mitigating main engine and electrical generator load fluctuations.
NYK says the use of LNG fuel, together with these new technologies and other developments such as hull modification, will contribute to a reduction of SOx emissions by 99% compared to ships burning heavy fuel oil. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be cut by 96%, and CO2 emissions by approximately 40% or more (per unit of transportation).
The ships will be built at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing) Co. Ltd. and will be delivered from 2022 to 2023. They and are planned to be assigned to transport vehicles mainly to/from Europe and/or to the Middle East.