Record-Breaking MAN B&W Engine Debuts Aboard Ultra-Large Containership

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that its largest and most powerful engine to date has entered into service aboard the new 19,437 TEU MSC Jade. The engine is an MAN B&W 11G95ME-C9.5 two-stroke engine rated at 75,570 kW (103,000 horsepower). The MSC Jade also features four MAN L32/40 auxiliary engines with a single MAN turbocharger. The ultra large … [Read more...]

World’s First Methanol-Powered Tankers Set for Delivery

The first ocean-going vessels capable of running on methanol fuel are being prepared for delivery later this month.  The seven 50,000 DWT tankers are built with the first-of-its kind MAN B&W ME-LGI 2-stroke dual fuel engines that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil, or gas oil. Methanol is viewed as a clean-burning fuel considered to be a viable … [Read more...]

Dispute Over Rigged Ship Engine Tests Adds to Volkswagen’s Woes

  By Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Norwegian shipowner I.M. Skaugen has disclosed it is seeking $50 million in compensation from a marine unit of Volkswagen for rigging performance tests of ship engines produced over a decade ago. I.M. Skaugen alleges that the specifications of the six engines it bought from MAN were misleading and it is seeking … [Read more...]

MES Successfully Tests First ME-LGI Engine in Japan

  MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has for the first time successfully demonstrated the liquid-gas-injection concept in Japan using the very first ME-LGI engine to ever be commercially produced. The successful demonstration took place on 17 June, 2015 at MES' facility in Tamano, Japan in front of about 60 invited … [Read more...]

New Icelandic Trawlers to Feature MAN Selective Catalytic Reduction System

Three new wetfish trawlers ordered last August by Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi will feature a full MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion system including 6-cylinder L27/38 main engines, four-bladed, 3.8-meter, ducted Alpha VBS 860 propellers and a SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system to enable compliance with IMO Tier III NOx emission requirements. The three vessels … [Read more...]