The first natural gas engine from Turkish engineers to ships and trains: The diesel engines used in trains and ships will also include engines operating with natural gas developed by Turkish engineers. Costs will be reduced by domestic production engines which are the first in the world.
Trains and ships will now run on natural gas. Within the scope of the work initiated by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, engines using compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel will be included alongside diesel engines in trains and ships. The engine, which will be developed by Turkish engineers and will be completely local, will be the first in the world. With the use of the engine, the cost will be significantly reduced and environmental pollution will be minimized.
Will be the first in the world
Turkey, the world will be a first began the study of the domestic engine. The revolutionary engine, designed by the engineers of the General Directorate of State Railways (TCDD) under the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, will allow trains and ships to operate with natural gas engines when completed. Classic Locomotive, Ship and Generator engines are partially transformed into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) type Natural Gas fuels with the method called Dual Fuel System. However, as the ratio of natural gas usage to main fuel cannot exceed 30-35% within the structure of 'Dual Fuel System', sufficient economic income cannot be obtained from natural gas.
To be integrated into passenger ships
In a two-stage study, the performance of the diesel engine will be improved by approximately 5 and the conversion to 100 natural gas fuel will be achieved by using the direct injection method of the new generation combustion mechanism. On the other hand, when the natural gas engine is used, the environmental pollution will be reduced by 70 by the diesel engine. In addition, it will be initiated in order to examine the transformation of existing diesel engines in the passenger and vehicle shipping vessels operating in cabotage maritime transport with the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is an economical and safe fuel.