The Motorship: VCR narrows gap between dual-fuel two-stroke designs

WinGD's latest advancement in its X-DF platform aims to bridge the gap with high-pressure alternatives in terms of performance and emissions. The Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) technology, developed in collaboration with Mitsui E&S DU Co., allows for optimised combustion based on various factors. 

Marcel Ott, GM Application & Technical Sales underscores the growing demand for VCR, stating that demand from shipowners will only rise "as methane slip is costed into ship operation through carbon pricing, and while fuel supply flexibility necessitates peak efficiency on both LNG and diesel fuels". 

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