Kawasaki Receives First Order for LPG-fired Dual-fuel ME-LGIP Engine

Apr. 11, 2019

Tokyo, April 11, 2019 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its receipt of an order from Kumiai Navigation (Pte) Ltd in Singapore for a Kawasaki-MAN B&W 7S60ME-C10.5-LGIP engine to be used in the latter company's large LPG*1 carrier. The engine in question is an electronically controlled liquid propane gas injection marine diesel engine (ME-LGIP), and Kumiai Navigation's order is the first order placed for this engine type at a Japanese marine diesel engine manufacturer. The engine will be manufactured at Kobe Works and is scheduled for installation in September 2020 at Sakaide Works on an LPG carrier also being built by Kawasaki.

The engine is designed as a dual-fuel engine capable of using both marine diesel oil and LPG fuel and will include the Kawasaki-ECO System (K-ECOS) Lite, which simultaneously reduces fuel consumption and enables the engine to meet NOx Tier 3 regulations. When using LPG fuel, this ME-LGIP engine cuts sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions by more than 90% compared with conventional heavy-oil-fired two-stroke diesel engines while greatly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as well.

In the coming years, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) plans to implement stricter emission regulations for SOx, CO2 and other emissions in marine shipping throughout Europe and other parts of the world. In response, Kawasaki plans to proactively market ME-LGIP engines as one of the next-generation main engines to help operators meet updated emission regulations.

Overview of the Kawasaki-MAN B&W 7S60ME-C10.5-LGIP Engine
Rated output 12,850 kW
Rated speed 84 rpm
Cylinder diameter 600 mm
No. of cylinders 7

*1  Liquefied petroleum gas: Comprises propane gas, butane gas, or a mix of these gases in liquefied form.
*2  Kawasaki-ECO System (K-ECOS) Lite: An environmentally-friendly low emission system that comprises an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, a turbocharger cut-out system, and a waste water treatment system, complies with IMO NOx Tier 3 regulations, and achieves low fuel consumption and low running costs.


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