Alfa Laval: and WinGD will cooperate on the Swiss engine manufacturer’s methanol fuel solution

Alfa Laval and WinGD to cooperate on Swiss engine designer’s methanol fuel solution

Alfa Laval and Swiss engine designer WinGD have established a joint program in which Alfa Laval will develop the fuel system for WinGD methanol engines. The agreement was signed on September 8 at the SMM show in Hamburg, Germany.

Carbon-focused partners

To support the decarbonisation of shipping, WinGD has announced that its engines will be able to run on methanol from 2024. To deliver on this promise, the company has turned to Alfa Laval for the development of a fuel supply solution . Alfa Laval will supply a fuel system designed for the requirements of WinGD’s proven two-stroke engine and fuel injection technology using methanol as fuel.

“Most ships purchased today will be sailing in 2050, so engine solutions for carbon-neutral methanol cannot wait,” says Dominik Schneiter, Vice President R&D, WinGD. “To quickly bring reliable solutions to WinGD customers, we need a competent partner in the fuel supply application. We are confident in the expertise that Alfa Laval will bring to this collaboration.”

“Strategic partnerships like this with WinGD are the fastest and surest route to decarbonizing shipping,” said Peter Nielsen, president, Marine Separation & Heat Transfer Equipment, Alfa Laval. “To achieve the goals in the climate-required timeframe, we, as marine technology leaders, need to pool our expertise.”

Reliable technology for methanol supply

Alfa Laval’s role in the project will draw heavily on existing experience. Alfa Laval’s FCM Methanol, the industry’s first Low Flash Point Fuel System (LFSS) for methanol, has an adaptable design and has been selected in more than 30 methanol projects for major shipowners .

In cooperation with WinGD, Alfa Laval will supply the LFSS itself, as well as the control system, fuel valve train and ancillary functions such as the purge system. A prototype will be delivered for methanol engine testing, which will take place at WinGD’s facility in Winterthur, Switzerland.

“Alfa Laval supports customers of all types and at all stages of the fuel transition,” said Viktor Friberg, marine separation and fuel systems manager, Alfa Laval. “This means working with the full range of current and future marine fuels, as well as adapting our technology to support their engine choice.”

Make future fuels available now

The two companies intend to have a methanol engine and fuel system design prepared and tested in 2023. Under the terms of the agreement, Alfa Laval will be an approved manufacturer and supplier of the resulting commercial LFSS product. joint R&D. Additionally, the agreement paves the way for similar cooperation on ammonia, targeting WinGD engines that can use ammonia as fuel by 2025.

“Together we are moving fast to enable the use of clean fuels,” says Dominik Schneiter. “When preparing new ships, shipowners today can plan for methanol and ammonia, knowing that the WinGD engine technology will be ready at the time of construction.”

To learn more about Alfa Laval FCM methanol and Alfa Laval’s approach to methanol solutions, please visit:

To learn more about WinGD engine solutions and WinGD’s work towards shipping decarbonization, please visit:

For more information, please contact:

Victor Friberg

Marine Separation and Fuel Supply Systems Manager

Alfa Laval Marine Division

Call: + 46 709 64 35 32

E-mail: [email protected]

Helena Sannicolo

Vice President Marketing Communications

Alfa Laval Marine Division

Call: +46 70 569 3806

E-mail: [email protected]

Editor’s Notes

It’s Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid processing, and is active in the energy, marine and food and water sectors, offering its expertise, its products and services to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. . The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth and driving progress to help customers achieve their business goals and sustainability goals.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to the purification, refining and reuse of materials, promoting a more responsible use of natural resources. They help improve energy efficiency and heat recovery, improve water treatment and reduce emissions. In this way, Alfa Laval not only accelerates the success of its customers, but also that of people and the planet. Make the world a better place, every day.

Alfa Laval has 17,900 employees. Annual sales in 2021 were 40.9 billion SEK (about 4 billion euros). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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