MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order for four MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines in connection with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) agreeing a deal with the BW Group to build two LNG carriers. The 173,400 m3 vessels are scheduled for delivery in late 2017/early 2018 and will be built at DSME’s Okpo shipyard in Geoje, Korea. The deal represents the second LNG ME-GI contract for DSME after a previous order signed in 2012.
The technical engine specification complies with IMO Tier II, with options to include remedies for Tier III compliance at a later stage. Compliance with IMO Tier III regulations basically requires an 80% reduction in NOx emissions – compared to Tier I – within the designated emission control areas (ECAs) over a defined test cycle.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has successfully developed two main approaches to comply with these challenges: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), which involves the catalytically accelerated reaction of nitrogen oxides with ammonia to form water and nitrogen, and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), which works by recirculating a portion of an engine’s exhaust gas back to the engine cylinders.
Both methods enable compliance with the most stringent of regulations and give the customer the flexibility to choose the solution that suits their individual requirements best, for example, distances travelled within ECA zones as a percentage of total ship usage, different ownership models or different engine-operation profiles.
The ME-GI engine uses high-pressure gas injection that allows it to maintain the numerous positive attributes of MAN B&W low-speed engines. MAN also sees significant opportunities arising for gas-fueled tonnage as fuel prices rise and modern exhaust-emission limits tighten. Indeed, research indicates that the ME-GI engine delivers significant reductions in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions. Furthermore, the ME-GI engine’s negligible fuel slip makes it the most environmentally friendly technology available.
Source: MAN Diesel & Turbo