ship engines

NOx compliance for retrofitted engines in ECA zones

If a diesel engine installed on board a vessel has to be replaced by a non-identical diesel engine, the replacement engine has to comply with IMO Tier III emission regulations for installations after the 1 January 2016. The market is only starting to respond to this demand, and it may be difficult to find a suitable replacement engine complying with Tier III. DNV GL explains in this technical news how to handle this issue.

MAN ME-GI engine to power world’s first ethane-powered LNG

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s G50 engine has successfully passed its Type Approval Test at Mitsui in Japan. Upon entering service, the engine will power the world’s first ethane-fuelled eco-friendly LEG (Liquefied Ethane Gas) carrier – the first of three such vessels to be built in China by SinoPacific Shipyard for the German shipowner, Hartmann Reederei. Besides operating on ethane, the flexible ME-GI engine will be able to operate on HFO, MDO and gas oil.

MAN, Japanese Manufacturer sign eco-engine deal

JFE, the Japanese Engine Manufacturer, has entered a new cooperation agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo for MAN’s 32/44CR, 35/44DF, 48/60CR and 51/60DF modern four-stroke engine types. The agreement applies to marine newbuild projects for ships to be deployed on Japanese domestic trade routes, and where the shipyards and shipowners involved are located in Japan.

IMO NOx Tier III effective from January 2016

DNV GL has issued statutory alert to remind that IMO NOx Tier III requirements will take effect in the North American and US Caribbean Emission Control Areas (ECAs) from January 1st 2016. The new requirements are applicable to all vessels with keel-laying on or after January 1st 2016 with an engine output of ≥130kW. DNV GL highlights that it is important to be aware of how to prove compliance and how the requirements will be enforced.

ExxonMobil launches new marine system engine oil

ExxonMobil announced the launch of a high-performance system oil for two-stroke, crosshead marine diesel engines operating under severe conditions which offers engine cleanliness, better engine protection and longer oil life.

World's first MAN B&W ME-GI in service

Nakilat, in association with Qatari LNG producers Qatargas and RasGas Company Limited and engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo, recently…


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