MAN Vitality Options has received the order to provide 10 × MAN B&W 7G80ME-GI Mk9.5 dual-fuel engines to a collection of 10 × 300,000-dwt VLCCs distributed amongst shipowners, Benefit Tankers (four), AET (three) and Worldwide Seaways (three). One other new phase for the ME-GI, the newbuildings will function globally as charters for a significant oil firm. HSD Engine will assemble the engines in Korea, whereas DSME will construct the vessels, once more in Korea.
Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Enterprise at MAN Vitality Options, mentioned: “It is a vital order on a number of fronts owing to its measurement and the ME-GI’s début in yet one more phase. The engine’s traits make it eminently appropriate for LNG and non-LNG carriers alike on account of its service expertise, low methane slip, excessive effectivity, and gas flexibility – whether or not working on fuel-oil, or LNG the place it accepts any gasoline high quality accessible available in the market.”
Foldager continued: “These crude carriers can be powered by mature engine expertise that continues to make inroads into new markets and segments. As we transfer in the direction of a zero-carbon future, the ME-GI showcases MAN Vitality Options’ dual-fuel engine portfolio that’s future-proofed to deal with no matter various fuels come to prominence within the many years forward.”
The brand new order follows a slew of current orders introduced globally for the engine in current months. MAN Vitality Options acknowledged in January 2021 that its low-speed, dual-fuel references of their entirety then exceeded 360 models, with the ME-GI recording over 1.5 million working hours on LNG alone.
The ME-GI engine – the brand new industrial commonplace
MAN Vitality Options profitable ME-GI (-Fuel Injection) engine has set a brand new industrial commonplace for two-stroke propulsion engines aboard – amongst others – container vessels, bulk carriers, tankers, LNG carriers and automotive carriers. The ME-GI engine supplies ship-owners and operators with a peerless answer inside environmentally pleasant and high-efficiency, two-stroke expertise, with out the greenhouse emissions resembling methane slip which are attribute of competing engines.
With the ME-GI engine, two-stroke growth has taken a step additional by combining the distinctive properties of multi-fuel combustion and the well-known reliability of MAN Vitality Options ME-engine. The Diesel precept not solely supplies the ME-GI engine with excessive operational stability and effectivity, but additionally ensures 100% steady and dependable operation throughout load modifications on gasoline with simply regular additions of pilot-oil quantities. Moreover, the ME-GI operational ideas includes a seamless change-over between gasoline operation and diesel operation The ME-GI engine is essentially the most environmentally-friendly expertise accessible throughout the two-stroke engine phase.
MAN Vitality Options has additionally developed an ME-LGI (-Liquid Fuel Injection) dual-fuel engine that expands the corporate’s dual-fuel portfolio, enabling the usage of extra sustainable fuels resembling methanol and liquefied petroleum gasoline (LPG).
The Maritime Vitality Transition
MAN Vitality Options believes that it’s time for what it phrases a ‘Maritime Vitality Transition’ to seek out clear, decarbonised options for seaborne commerce and transportation. Primarily, it’s the firm’s name to motion to scale back emissions and set up pure gases because the fuels of selection in world transport. It strongly promotes a worldwide ‘flip to gasoline’, pushed by the IMO, and a typical method by the transport business and politics to spend money on infrastructure growth and retrofits.
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