Alfa Laval and WinGD have established a joint programme in which Alfa Laval will develop the fuel supply system for WinGD methanol engines. To support shipping decarbonization, WinGD has announced that its engines will be able to run on methanol as of 2024. In making that promise reality, the company has turned to Alfa Laval for the development of a fuel supply solution. Alfa Laval will provide a fuel supply system designed for the requirements of WinGD’s proven two-stroke engine and fuel injection technology using methanol as fuel.
Alfa Laval’s role in the project will draw heavily on existing experience. The Alfa Laval FCM Methanol has an adaptable design and has been selected in over 30 methanol projects for major shipowners.
In cooperation with WinGD, Alfa Laval will provide the LFSS itself, as well as the control system, the fuel valve train and auxiliary functions like the purging system.
The two companies intend to have a methanol engine and fuel supply system design prepared and tested during 2023.