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Yanmar receives order for duel fuel engines to power Japan’s first LNG ferries


Yanmar has received an order from Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd (MOL) for dual fuel 8EY26LDF engines.
The engines will be used to power generators on board Japan’s first two LNG ferries (provisionally
named Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki). The ferries are to be built at Mitsubishi
Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.’s Shimonoseki Shipyard.
Ferry Sunflower (a group company of MOL) will charter the ferries after delivery and launch them on
its Osaka-Beppu route from the end of 2022 through the first half of 2023, as replacements for vessels
currently in service.
As emission regulations in the marine sector become ever more stringent year on year, LNG vessels
are being adopted globally as a means of reducing environmental impact. As this trend has grown in
recent years, dual fuel engines have attracted ever more attention. Their ability to run on both readily
available diesel as well as environmentally friendly LNG allows them to satisfy International Maritime
Organization (IMO) Tier 3 regulations whilst also reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
With features such as load fluctuation tracking, acceleration performance, and high thermal efficiency,
in addition to precision air-fuel ratio control technology, 8EY26LDF engines always maintain optimum
combustion, enabling them to deliver stable, highly reliable operation.
Moving forward, Yanmar will continue striving to reduce environmental impact, and develop clean
marine powertrains to provide optimal solutions that meet the needs of its customers


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