The LNG carrier SK Audace in dry dock (Source: CMS)

First 36,000-hour service completed on WinGD X-DF engine

CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), China State Shipbuilding Corp’s equipment service subsidiary, has recently completed the first-ever maintenance on dual-fuel (X-DF) marine engines following 36,000 operational hours.

The work was carried out on two WinGD 6X62DF dual-fuel engines on board the 117,000gt SK Audace, a 2017-built LNG carrier owned by Total Gas & Power Chartering.

CMS, which is also WinGD’s authorised service partner, completed a full major service in line with classification society and design requirements. The maintenance included condition-based and post-completion consulting. CMS vice president, Yan Wei, commented: “The extensive service capabilities of CMS have again been emphasised with the successful completion of this landmark maintenance project. Not only was it the first 36,000-hour overhaul of a X-DF engine, but the spare parts’ supply had to be carried out under challenging lockdown circumstances. The overhaul confirmed the excellent condition of the WinGD engine.”

The ship’s superintendent also expressed his satisfaction with the project. “For me, CMS always provides peace of mind. They work with great attention to detail, and I’m grateful for their meticulous and professional work. They support the customer from preparation of the project through to its completion. They are a business partner that I am happy to cooperate with, now and in the future.”

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore