The most compact engine in its class of very low shaft speed engines

The compact design with limited engine width and height makes X52 suitable for slim hull lines and the wide rating field offers optimum propeller speed for different application. Thanks to the engine’s agility, it is the optimum choice for several vessel segments e.g. Mandymax tankers and bulk carriers or 1000–1800 TEU feeder container vessels.

This 520mm bore engine has the output in the 5,100 to 14,480kW range, and it comes in 5–8 cylinder configurations.


WinGD’s well proven electronically-controlled common-rail technology plays a key role in enabling ship owners to reduce fuel costs, mainly through the flexibility of the fuel injection and exhaust valve operations. This flexibility results in lower fuel consumption across the entire operating range, especially at low and part loads. In addition, different engine tunings (Standard, Delta, Low Load and Delta Bypass) are available in order to meet specific customer requirements. Other advantages of this technology include stable low running speeds, smokeless operation, and improved control of exhaust emissions.  The engines are equipped as standard with Intelligent Combustion Control (ICC) system enabling further fuel savings and balanced working of each cylinder.

The engine is fully compliant with IMO Tier III NOx emission levels when equipped with a SCR catalyst system. Alternatively, an engine internal exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is being developed and available depending on requirements. The introduction of the EEDI index also puts an emphasis on CO2 emissions and total vessel efficiency. The X52’s internal engine and propulsion efficiencies, and the possibility to apply various Power Take Off (PTO) arrangements for on-board electricity production, make it easy for shipyards to meet these new requirements. Thanks to WinGD’s common-rail technology, the engine produces no visible smoke and remains energy efficient at all loads.  The X52 has also been designed to allow for easy retrofit of the two-stroke Dual-Fuel technology, providing fuel flexibility to owners and operators.


All areas of lifecycle costs have been taken into account for the X52. The selected stroke-to-bore ratio makes the engine compact and has a positive impact on the manufacturing cost. The X52 is designed for exceptional reliability and for long periods of maintenance-free operation. It also allows extended Time Between Overhaul (TBO) of the critical components, to as much as 5 years. The service-friendly design will reduce downtime, maintain vessel operation and cut operating costs. Together with Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and service agreements, the overhaul interval could be even further extended, thus minimising maintenance costs and maximising the revenue-earning capability of the vessel.


All Generation X engines can be converted to use LNG as fuel. For simplifying the future conversion WinGD has introduced the DF-ready version as an option. The DF-ready engines can be easily converted to dual-fuel, as no major structural components need to be modified. All parts, which are to be replaced at a later conversion, are either typical wear parts or specific X-DF components and systems. DF-ready version is the recommended solution for LNG-ready ships.

All data provided on this site is for information purposes only, explicitly non-binding and subject to changes without further notice.

Basic Engine Data

Technical Information

WinGD X52

IMO Tier II/Tier III (SCR)
Cylinder bore
Piston stroke
Mean effective pressure at R1
21.0 bar

Rated power, principal dimensions and weights

Output in kw at
105rpm79rpmLength A (mm)Length A* (mm)Weight (tonnes)
Output in kw at
Cyl.Length A (mm)Length A* (mm)Weight (tonnes)
Dimensions in mm
B C D E E*
3630 1205 8550 3555 1500
F1 F2 F3 G
10350 10350 9800 1910

Brake specific fuel consumption (bsfc) in g/kWh

Full load, Rating point R1 R2 R3 R4
BMEP, bar 21.0 15.8 21.0 15.8
BSFC Standard Tuning 166.8 159.8 166.8 159.8
Part load, % of R1 85 70 85 70 65
Tuning variant Standard Standard Delta Delta Low-load
BSFC 163.2 162.8 162.5 161.3 158.0
Full load, Rating point
BMEP, bar
R1 R1 R3 R4
21.0 15.8 21.0 15.8
Standard Tuning
R1 R1 R3 R4
166.8 159.8 166.8 159.8
Part load, % of R1
Tuning variant
85 70 85 70 65
Standard Standard Delta Delta Low-load
85 70 85 70 65
163.2 162.8 162.5 161.3 158.0


Extent of delivery

Extent of Delivery (EOD)

Modified 09 July 2018


Marine installation manual

Marine Installation Manual (MIM)

Modified 28 September 2018

Installation instructions & concept guidance

Complete Package

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9709 - Instruction and Limits for Engine Alignment

Modified 28 January 2019

DG9710 - Engine Seating/Foundation Fitting Instruction

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9715 - Assembly Instruction WinGD Friction Type Stays

Modified 28 May 2018

DG9715 - Assembly Instruction WinGD Single Acting Hydraulic Type Stays

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9721 - Concept Guidance for Fresh Water Generation

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9722 - Flushing Instruction for Lubricating Oil System

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9723 - Concept Guidance Fuel Oil Treatment

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9723 - Concept Guidance for Operation on Distillate Fuels

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9723 - Concept Guidance Fuel Oil System

Modified 12 September 2018

DG9726 - Concept Guidance for HP SCR Installation

Modified 07 May 2018

DG9730 - Recommended Fluid Flow Rates vs Velocities

Modified 07 May 2018


Engine or Platform Outline Views

5 Cylinder Engine Execution

Modified 08 February 2019

6 Cylinder Engine Execution

Modified 08 February 2019

7 Cylinder Engine Execution

Modified 08 February 2019

8 Cylinder Engine Execution

Modified 08 February 2019

Marine Installation Drawing Set (MIDS)

DG9710 - Engine Seating & Foundation

Modified 19 October 2018

DG9710-01 - Tool Engine Alignment

Modified 01 June 2018

DG9715 - Engine stays

Modified 05 October 2018

DG9721 - Cooling Water system

Modified 13 December 2018

DG9722 - Lubricating Oil system

Modified 22 May 2018

DG9723 - Fuel Oil System

Modified 01 October 2018

DG9724 - Leakage Collection & Washing system

Modified 01 October 2018

DG9725 - Starting Air System

Modified 01 June 2018

DG9726 - Exhaust System

Modified 16 January 2019

MIDS complete package

Modified 16 January 2019


Coupling Flange Crankshaft - Propeller shaft

Modified 27 March 2018

Pipe Connection Plan

5 Cylinder Engine Execution

Modified 08 February 2019

6 Cylinder Engine Execution

Modified 08 February 2019

Engine and System Dynamics



Modified 25 February 2019

Forces + Moments

Forces + Moments

Modified 04 October 2018

Engine Alignment

Measurement Record Sheets

Record sheet for CWD+JUT measurements on the ship

Modified 28 January 2019

Instructions and Limits

Instructions and Limits - Documents Overview

Modified 28 January 2019

Introduction in Engine Alignment

Modified 28 January 2019

Engine Alignment in brief

Modified 28 January 2019

Bearing arrangement and layout calculation

Modified 28 January 2019

Equivalent 2-D crankshaft model

Modified 28 January 2019

Procedure and measurements at shipyard

Modified 28 January 2019

Measurements during normal ship service

Modified 28 January 2019

Crankweb deflection limits

Modified 28 January 2019

Main bearing loads recommendation and limits

Modified 28 January 2019

Guidelines for measurements

Modified 28 January 2019

Operation & Maintenance


Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual (MM)

Modified 11 May 2018

Operation Manual

Operation Manual (OM)

Modified 26 November 2018

Fuel Lubricants Water

Validated Fluids for Engine Operation

Cooling Water and Additives

Modified 09 January 2019

Diesel Fuels

Modified 09 January 2019


Published 18 March 2019

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