WinGD has secured the an approval in precept (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register for ammonia two-stroke engines relevant to a spread of vessels.

Lloyd’s Register awarded the AiP to WinGD’s X-DF-A dual-fuel vary. As a part of the AiP course of, Lloyd’s Register thought-about the engine security idea, danger assessments and preliminary engine and gas provide system design, in addition to confirming the compatibility of supplies with ammonia gas.

With the help of professional companions together with Lloyd’s Register, these applied sciences will probably be obtainable lengthy earlier than emission targets require them, giving operators very important area to plan and acquire expertise.

… stated WinGD CEO, Dominik Schneiter

The primary engine, the 52-bore X52DF-A, will probably be obtainable for supply from This fall 2024 and is relevant to a spread of vessels together with gasoline and bulk carriers.

This AiP will give first movers confidence that, topic to subsequent care in design, construct, integration and operation, this ammonia two-stroke engine might help meet that demand. LR is delighted to have labored with WinGD on this groundbreaking growth.

… added Lloyd’s Register CEO, Nick Brown

WinGD will lengthen the X-DF-A platform to a 72-bore variant in 2025 and different engine sizes in 2026 in keeping with market wants, accommodating a variety of vessel sorts from small tankers and automobile carriers to very giant tankers.

To remind, WinGD and shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this month, for SHI to put in WinGD’s X-DF-A dual-fuel ammonia engines on forthcoming newbuild vessels.