ABC attaches great importance to fuel diversity meaning the ABC engines can run on alternative fuels (HFO, CNG, LNG, methanol, biofuels, ...). In addition to Marine Gasoil (MGO) or Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), medium-speed engines are ideal for using alternative fuels. The reason lies in the fact that common rail technology is often used in high-speed engines whereas ABC medium-speed engines typically have mechanical injection. With medium-speed engines, the combustion time is greater because of the lower rotational speed, which gives the possibility to burn more difficult fuels - such as HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) and biofuels – compared to distilled fuels such as MDO, LFO, ULSD, … This also means that medium-speed engines consume less than high-speed counterparts.
ABC has a lot of knowledge and expertise for the conversion of existing ABC engines.