Inspired by the motto “The Power of Shipping”, the company will be displaying its products and services at the SMM international maritime trade fair in Hamburg next week and will focus on both the importance and the consistent, innovative force of the shipping industry. “It is facing considerable challenges. To live up to its responsibilities, it needs to improve its ecological footprint. We want to engage in a dialogue with our customers and show a technological pathway to this greener future at our trade fair stand,” said Stephan Timmermann, Executive Board Member at MAN Diesel & Turbo.
Two spacious lounges will present the company’s technological solutions for reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency in new-build and retrofit engines. The Eco Technology Lounge will provide information about the company’s dual-fuel engines and exhaust gas after-treatment technologies.
“The reduction of harmful emissions is one of the most urgent challenges currently facing the commercial shipping industry,” said Klaus Deleroi, Senior Vice President and Head of the Four-Stroke Marine Business Unit at MAN Diesel & Turbo. “The use of natural gas as a fuel in one of our dual-fuel engines is the most effective method of preventing the majority of CO2 and nitric oxide emissions from even developing in the first place.”
MAN Diesel & Turbo recognized the growing importance and environmentally protective potential of natural gas as a fuel early on. Back in 2007, the company unveiled its first dual-fuel engine which had been designed especially for the LNG tanker segment. Since then, the company has been offering dual-fuel engines for a variety of ship-sizes right through to container giants. The engines can be operated using LNG or diesel/heavy oil, depending on the fuels’ availability.
Source: MAN Diesel & Turbo