MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) revealed its plans to work on upgrading its four-stroke engines to operate on green future fuels, including methanol and ammonia.
ccording to Marita Krems, Head of the Four-Stroke Marine Engines Division at MAN Energy Solutions, in 2022, the company will offer engines that are designed for later conversion to methanol operation. From 2024, it will make solutions for the use of methanol in four-stroke engines available.
In container ships with a two-stroke engine, ammonia will certainly play a decisive role and such an engine will be available from 2024. When it comes to the four-stroke segment, we have already discussed the relevance of this fuel in great detail with our customers
Marita Krems also added that together with partners, under the ‘AmmoniaMot’ research project, MAN has already defined the steps necessary for the development of a four-stroke, multi-fuel engine that can also operate on ammonia.
In addition to new engines, we are also always thinking in terms of retrofitting the existing fleet. Ships have a lifetime of several decades. After retrofitting, engines already in the field have the same capabilities as our new engines. This is how we safeguard, not only the climate, but also our customers’ investment
said Bernd Siebert, Head of Four-Stroke Retrofitting at MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions after-sales brand.