South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries has unveiled its new 10,000th Hi-Touch marine and stationary engine (HIMSEN) currently incorporated in a 14,400teu containership ordered from Costamare, Greece.
Independently developed in 2001, the HIMSEN is a four-stroke engine, which is said to have involved ten years of research and development.
The engine is designed to impart versatility on its function and promote a high output and operational efficiency. It can be leveraged for both ship propulsion and power generation for onshore power plants.
The engine can serve as the main part of its proprietary mobile power plant, packaged power stations (PPS) and diesel power plant (DPP) to generate power at scenarios, ranging from disaster-stricken islands and remote areas where the construction of conventional power plants are not feasible.
It can be fuelled by diesel and the company has a series of HIMSEN engines that can be fuelled by natural gas and simultaneously by both fuel.
The four-stroke HIMSEN engine is currently used across 550 clients of HHI from 43 countries over the past 15 years.
In September, the company completed type approval testing for its next generation customer, liability, environment, acceptable technology, no defect (CLEAN) HiMSEN engine.
The smaller and lightweight four-stroke engine is said to boost the power generation and facilitate fuel efficiency.
The engine is compliant to IMO Tier III regulations and is fitted with HHI’s proprietary hyundai selective catalytic reduction technology, NoNOx to reduce the emission of NOx.
Image: An image of HHI’s four-stroke HIMSEN engine. Photo: courtesy of Hyundai Heavy Industries.