Application of the latest electronic control system meeting IMO Tier 3, the emission standards for ships
– Intensifying penetration of advanced markets in Europe and North America
Hyundai Doosan Infracore announced that it launched in the global market its DX12 model, an eco-friendly electronic marine engine with significantly improved power and fuel efficiency compared to existing products. The first engine manufactured was installed on a Korean ship on September 8.
The new DX12 model has a displacement of 11.1 liters and produces maximum output of 550 horsepower. Since it is equipped with a common rail system that supplies and injects fuel at high pressure, power and fuel efficiency have been improved by 10% and 5%, respectively, compared to the existing mechanical engines. Other notable features include the significantly reduced exhaust gas and compact design of the engine size compared to competitors considering the environment of small and medium-sized ships with narrow engine rooms.
Emission regulations are gradually being more restricted recently in the marine engine markets, mainly in advanced countries, such as Europe and North America. The new marine engine has applied high-efficiency SCR* (Selective Reduction Catalyst) technology that blocks harmful emissions to meet the IMO(International Maritime Organization) Tier 3 emission standards for ships. Moreover, it can use biodiesel (HVO) using vegetable oil or eco-friendly fuel produced using gas to liquid (GTL) technology.
* SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction): A post-treatment device that selectively reduces nitrogen oxides (NOx) in combustion exhaust gas through a catalytic reduction reaction
“The DX12 electronic marine engine has world-class product competitiveness in fuel efficiency, durability, and post-processing technology. The launching of this electronic engine will firmly establish Hyundai Doosan Infracore as the leading brand recognized for its technological prowess in advanced overseas markets,” said Lim Hyung-taek, managing director of Hyundai Doosan Infracore’s Engine BG.
Hyundai Doosan Infracore plans to continue expanding its lineup of eco-friendly, high-efficiency advanced electronic engines in the marine engine market by introducing the DL06 model (6 liters) and DL08 model (8 liters) in the second half of this year