[By: MAN Energy Solutions]
MAN Power Options has introduced that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines has handed greater than 1,000 models on order or in service. The engines can run on quite a lot of different fuels, together with LNG, methanol, ethane and LPG. The corporate notes that the brand new mark additionally contains a part of a good bigger milestone of greater than 2,500 Tier-III compliant engine orders.
Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Low-Pace, MAN Power Options, mentioned: “That is yet one more, vital milestone for our dual-fuel portfolio that gives the inexperienced options desired by the marine market. Our low-speed engines provide a number of paths to decarbonisation and we see the rising adoption of dual-fuel expertise as an irreversible development.”
MAN Power Options’ dual-fuel journey started in 2011 with a full-scale demonstration of an ME-GI (-Gasoline Injection) engine at its Analysis Centre Copenhagen, adopted by the primary engine supply in 2014. The ME-GI stays probably the most distinguished dual-fuel engine with greater than 500 orders. It’s the world’s best LNG-fuelled engine and has extraordinarily low ranges of methane slip, which make it the business’s main dual-fuel engine throughout vessel sorts comparable to container vessels, bulk carriers, tankers and automobile carriers.
The primary engine checks of the ME-LGI (-Liquid Gasoline Injection) platform started in 2015, adopted by the primary sea-trial for the ME-LGIM (methanol) engine in 2016. Improvement of an ethane (ME-GIE) unit adopted in 2016 with sea-trials already in 2017. At the moment, greater than 240 dual-fuel engines have entered service, whereas an MAN B&W ammonia-fuelled engine is because of be delivered to a shipyard by 2024.
Thomas S. Hansen, Head of Promotion and Buyer Assist, MAN Power Options, mentioned: “Of the thousand dual-fuel engines on order or in service, these embody greater than 214 ME-GA engines, testimony to the success of the second-generation Otto-cycle engine for LNG carriers that provide decreased methane-slip emissions. The primary ME-GAs have already been delivered to shipyards and the primary vessels will enter service in June 2023. Basically, our future outlook on dual-fuel contracting per variety of vessels expects that fifty% of all vessels might be dual-fuel by 2026. Measured in engine energy, greater than 60% of all ordered engines are anticipated to be dual-fuel in 2026.”
Peter Quaade, Head of Twin-Gas Engine Group – Two-Stroke Operations – MAN Power Options, mentioned: “The efficiency of newly developed engines calls for heightened consideration upon their market introduction to optimise efficiency and resolve any technical challenges. Over time, we’ve got recognized and resolved points such that our dual-fuel portfolio is dependable, mature expertise that has achieved exceptionally excessive running-times of greater than 95% on different fuels. These dual-fuel engines’ seamless switching between fuels, elimination of fuel-slip, and use of the Diesel combustion precept ensures that they simply adapt to no matter fuels the business could desire sooner or later.”
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