TOTE Maritime Alaska, a daughter company of TOTE Inc., recently contracted MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division, to convert roll on/roll off vessels to dual-fuel operation on LNG. The ‘North Star’ and ‘Midnight Sun’ are currently both powered by 4 × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units.
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Shell Marine has officially launched ‘Shell Alexia 140’, a two-stroke engine cylinder oil which offers protection for the most modern efficient engines against cold corrosion issues and optimise oil feed rates when fuel grades change.
MAN Diesel and Turbo announced that its L51/60DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test, which ran from October 17 at the company’s Augsburg works in Germany, in front of the industry’s main classification societies.
MAN Diesel & Turbo informed that it has renewed service agreement with Brazilian oil major Petrobras for maintenance of 20 gas turbines and compressors on its four platforms, located in the Atlantic Campos Basin.
Speaking at the ‘Our Ocean 2017 Conference’ in Malta, on 5-6 October, Wayne Jones, OBE, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo, informed that the company is pledging a 2 million Euro discount for 10 LNG-retrofits to convert engines into clean gas-engines.
The video depicts a project involving the retrofitting of the 1,036-TEU feeder container ship’s MAN 8L48/60B main engine to a multi-fuel, four-stroke MAN 51/60DF unit that enables dual-fuel operation, the first conversion of its type.
The first retrofit conversion of Wes Amelie to dual-fuel operation has been concluded successfully, enabling the container ship to significantly reduce its SOx, NOx and CO2 emissions by 99%, 90% and 20% respectively.
MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with Swedish infrastructure company, Swedegas, to deliver a first of its kind LNG bunkering facility within the Port of Gothenburg.
MAN Diesel & Turbo informed that Norwegian Knutsen OAS Shipping ordered four 5G70ME-GI engines with EGR systems, in connection with the construction of two 180,000 m3 LNG tanker newbuildings. Upon delivery in 2020, the vessels will transport cargoes worldwide for two Spanish utility companies.
MAN Diesel and Turbo announced that its world’s first Gas Injection Ethane two-stroke engine has successfully passed gas trials on board the ‘Gaschem Beluga’, a liquefied ethylene gas carrier, while sailing between Houston and the Bahamas. The ship crossed the Atlantic on its way to Europe, powered solely by ethane, and has achieved a total of 550 operational hours.
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