SEA\LNG, the coalition aiming to accelerate the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, announced that it has added another member in its membership coalition: MAN Diesel & Turbo. SEA/LNG will try to leverage MAN’s focus in converting existing vessels to operate using LNG as a fuel.
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Geneva-based shipping giant MSC is about to acquire the industry’s first 23,000 TEU container ships, under an order set in September 2017. South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries had confirmed the order of eleven mega container ships at that time, originally reported as 22,000 TEU class.
MAN Diesel and Turbo announced the delivery of the “Ilshin Green Iris”, the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier. The vessel was constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea, and is part of a 2016 project, for a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fueled bulk carriers. “Ilshin Green Iris” has been chartered by steelmaker POSCO.
MAN Diesel & Turbo announced the signing of a MoU with Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division on the development and production of an LPG dual-fuel engine. Upon completion, HHI-EMD will be able to deliver LPG-fueled, two-stroke-propulsion engines.
MAN Diesel & Turbo said its Part-Load Optimisation has delivered significant fuel savings for auxiliary engines, while helping shipowners to maintain the engines in good working order. This is a tuning method that optimises fuel-oil consumption during the part-load operation of four-stroke, small-bore MAN auxiliary engines.
According to the agreement, this regards the maintenance of the 2,586 TEU container carrier, the ‘MCC Mandalay’. It also covers the provision of spare parts, maintenance management and the servicing of the vessel’s MAN B&W 6G60ME main engine, in cooperation with Arkas’ on-board crew.
MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a framework agreement with China Classification Society, aiming to strengthen cooperation in the fields of ship design, ship-type research & development, ship power, ship automation, environmental protection, intelligent ship and battery solutions.
MAN Diesel & Turbo announced that its dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF engine passed its Type Approval Test on November 2nd 2017 at CSSC Marine Power in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies.
Commenting on the events of COP23, Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo, noted that the meeting offers a new opportunity to accelerate the ‘Maritime Energy Transition’, although the hopes and demands of the shipping industry for a strengthened mandate of the IMO were not fulfilled in Paris.
In connection with the Europort 2017 exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam, the German shipping company Wessels Reederei signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation.
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