WinGD, a leading developer of low-speed gas and diesel engines for merchant shipping, has secured LOEWE MARINE, a big-name developer of ship manoeuvring systems with locations in Hamburg and Bremen, as its exclusive general agent for Germany.
‘Joining forces with WinGD allows us to leverage multiple networks and areas of expertise to achieve optimal outcomes for our customers’, said naval architect and LOEWE MARINE owner Carsten Löhmer. ‘As a result, we can draw on capabilities in all areas of ship propulsion to ensure efficient interoperability of all components.’ The venture also delivers major benefits for WinGD, as its director of sales, Volkmar Galke, explains: ‘In LOEWE MARINE we have secured a partner with excellent industry networks and highly specialised maritime expertise. This cooperation will allow problem-free communication between ourselves as developers of pioneering engine technologies and our customers.’
Targeting zero emissions
Both partners agree that slow-speed engines will continue to be the most important form of propulsion for maritime shipping. WinGD has a whole portfolio of integrated technologies that will help reduce emissions to zero. These include engines that run on carbon-neutral fuels, hybrid electric drives and efficiency-boosting digital technologies. Advanced ship energy systems go hand-in-hand with optimized ship design, including more efficient propulsion systems – an area in which LOEWE MARINE has been providing quality solutions for over a decade.
Ready for the future
‘By partnering with LOEWE MARINE, we are able to advise our customers on how best to be prepared for today’s increasingly unpredictable markets’, says Volkmar Galke. ‘Flexible ship designs and propulsion systems that can be reconfigured for optimal performance under any conditions enable customers to respond swiftly to fluctuating fuel prices, alternative fuel options and more stringent emission regulations.’ The type of engine that customers choose depends on a number of factors, including the vessel specifications, capital and operating costs and the preferred engine configuration. ‘Our job as WinGD’s general agent for Germany is to help customers make the right choices,’ Carsten Löhmer said. ‘We are looking forward to working on exciting projects and contributing to successful outcomes, both economically and environmentally.’
About WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.)
WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.) is a leading developer of low-speed gas and diesel engines for merchant shipping, setting industry standards in reliability, safety, efficiency and environmental compatibility. WinGD provides engineering design, training and technical support services to engine manufacturers, shipbuilders, ship operators and ship owners worldwide. Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, the company was founded in 1893 as Sulzer-Dieselmotorengeschäft and continues its founders’ proud legacy of innovation in engine design.
WinGD is a member of the CSSC group of companies.