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Saturday, September 15, 2018 

Hyundai Heavy Industries has successfully entered the passenger ship engine market with successful commissioning of a H46/60V prime mover aboard a Korean Ropax ferry built by the Hyundai Mipo yard.

The 16,0000hp engine, the largest four-stroke medium-sized diesel engine developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries, incorporates optimal fuel injection technology to reduce NOx emissions, vibration and noise.

The engine passed fatigue and low load tests in a rough sea environment with high wave heights during July. The engine, developed in August 2000, has been continuously updated to meet today’s ship propulsion and powering requirements.

To date, about 500 ships are operating the engine, but this is the first time it has been installed to a  passenger ship.

Hyundai Heavy Industries is planning to start full-scale launch of the engine for the passenger ship market. And to achieve this goal, “we are developing a new dual-fuel engine with improved output compared to the previous models with the aim of completing in December,” said HHI in a posting on its website.

"The passenger ship propulsion engine is a market with high entry barriers. We are going to accelerate the order intake as it has succeeded in entering this market."

Since the engine’s launch in 2000, HHI has exported 11,300 units to 50 countries.

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