Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder and a leading marine engine manufacturer announced today it produced 10,000th HiMSEN (Hi-Touch Marine and Stationary Engine) engine installed on a 14,400 TEU containership ordered from Costamare, Greece.
The HiMSEN engines are medium speed 4-stroke engines that HHI independently developed in 2001 with 10 years of research and development, and can be used for both ship propulsion and power generation for onshore power plants. The engine features high-output and high-efficiency, and its versatile design makes it an ideal option as a main part of its proprietary mobile power plant, Packaged Power Stations (PPS) and Diesel Power Plant (DPP) for power generation at places ranging from disaster-stricken islands and remote areas where the construction of conventional power plants are not feasible.
With the world’s biggest market share of 22%, HHI has exported the 4-stroke engines to 550 clients from 43 countries over the past 15 years. Starting from introducing HiMSEN engine models that can run on diesel, now, HHI has HiMSEN engine lineup that can run on natural gas and the one that can both run on diesel and natural gas.
HiMSEN engine’s superior design has also been recognized in the market by winning design awards at the 2010 International Forum (iF) Design Award and Red Dot Design Award 2010. Moreover, in September last year, HHI introduced the next generation CLEAN (Customer, ReLiability, Environment, Acceptable Technology, No Defect) HiMSEN engine. The CLEAN HiMSEN engine realized 20 percent power output increase and 2 percent fuel efficiency improvement compared to the existing same class four-stroke engines, while making its physical size and weight 10 percent smaller and lighter respectively with the utilization of high pressure combustion technology.