NYK first to deploy VCR technology

Japanese shipowner NYK has reported that it will be the first to deploy WinGD's new variable compression ratio (VCR) technology, on two newbuild LNG-fuelled vessels. VCR improves efficiency and emissions by optimally adjusting engine compression ratio, previously a fixed parameter, depending on the fuel used. 

In a statement, NYK said: "The system is expected to play an important role in reducing GHG emissions from existing ships and improving engine efficiency when decarbonized fuels are introduced." 

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