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MAN Diesel Becomes a European Company

The conversion of MAN B&W Diesel AG into a European Company (Societas Europaea, or SE for short) has been successfully concluded. At the same time the company will change its name into MAN Diesel SE, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany. By adopting SE status, the Executive Board intends to make the Diesel Engine Division of the MAN Group an even more international player showing a single face to the customer. At the same time, in order to better organize the working of its committees, the Supervisory Board , which is made up of an international team headed by Håkan Samuelsson, has been reduced from twelve to ten members, The Supervisory Board’s parity structure between the capital and the employee side will remain unchanged. Employee co-determination will be organised on a cross-border basis in future, too. At the end of April 2006, MAN Diesel was the first German company that, as part of the establishment of the SE, concluded an agreement with employee representatives from its European locations covering the formation of an SE works council. This committee is responsible for pan-European questions and its composition will also be international. The legal status of SE will also enable the MAN Diesel Group to integrate its European sites more strongly. This goal of stronger integration is also the reason behind the decision to rename the company. The focus in future will lie on “MAN”, and the name MAN Diesel will highlight the importance of Diesel Engines.


MAN Diesel Logs Historic Order

In this way, the engine’s end user, based P&O Ferries is anticipating the 2011 implementation of the second stage of the IMO MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI emissions regulations. Worth over $46.3m, the contract centering on the 48/60CR was signed by Jari Kujala, Purchasing Manager, Aker Yards Oy, Rauma, Finland and Prof. Dr. Wolfram Lausch, Senior Vice President at the MAN Diesel Marine Medium Speed Business Unit. The contract covers the main propulsion and onboard power supply equipment


MAN Diesel SE has Celebrates Delivery Milestone

Among total orders for over 140 of its type 58/64 heavy fuel engine sold to China in the past 6 years, the Augsburg works of MAN Diesel recently delivered the 100th example of its seven cylinder, inline configuration type 7L58/64 type engine to a Chinese shipyard. The special success of the seven cylinder version of the 58/64 is based on its popularity as the main engine in the type CV 1100 TEU container feeder ship


First Tier-III-Compliant, Two-Stroke Engine Unveiled in Japan

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MAN Diesel & Turbo confirms that MAN B&W 6S46MC-C8 engine with integrated SCR fulfils the IMO’s strictest emission standards The engine, an MAN B&W 6S46MC-C8 type capable of an output of almost 7 MW, was constructed in autumn 2010 by Hitachi Zosen Corporation at its Ariake works in southern Japan. The engine is bound for a general cargo carrier, to be built at the Nakai shipyard and scheduled to enter active service later this year


MAN Diesel Seattle Facility Opens

Jesper Theilgaard Petersen, Technical Director of MAN Diesel PrimeServ Seattle (Photo courtesy MAN Diesel Group)

MAN Diesel celebrated the official opening of its newest service centre in Seattle, Washington on 27 October to further expand its PrimeServ network in North America. The Grand Opening of MAN Diesel PrimeServ Seattle took place in front of more than 100 customers, suppliers and business partners, including the local Honorary German and Danish Consuls. The newly renovated, 1,800-m2 workshop and 400-m2 office space will handle customer requests for all basic repair and service requirements


MAN Diesel Supplies CR Engine, Propellers and GenSets for STENA Super Ferries

VBS1560 CP Propeller In a contract involving the world’s largest Ro-Pax ferries, MAN Diesel will supply complete propulsion packages based on its latest common rail engine, the medium speed 48/60 CR. The two new ferries are to be built by the Aker Yards Group for the STENA LINE. At 62,000 GT and 240 metres overall, the newbuildings feature a record-breaking 5,500 metres of trailer lanes, 700 metres of car lanes and facilities for 1,200 passengers


MAN Propulsion Package for New Italian RoRo

MAN 9L32/44CR engine: Image credit MAN Diesel & Turbo

Italian Visemar's new RoRo (construction at Cantiere Navale Visentini yard, near Venice) will be powered by twin MAN engines. The vessel will be powered by a complete MAN propulsion package featuring 2 × 9L32/44CR medium-speed engines., which each develop 5,040 kW at 750 rpm and are complemented by 2 × Renk RSV 900C gearboxes and 2 × Alpha CPP propellers. The engines fulfill IMO Tier II regulations and will be built at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg works in Germany


MAN PrimeServ Engine Management Contract

Nakilat’s wholly owned fleet of LNG ships is now covered by MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division, after an EMC maintenance agreement signed with STASCO – the shipping division of Royal Dutch Shell – which manages the Nakilat ships. The contract covers a period of 10 years and represents a breakthrough for the Engine Management Concept in that the contract covers an entire fleet.


LR Safety Alert: Turbocharger Safety

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Applicability: Operators of ships fitted with TCA33, TCR14, TCR16, TCR18, TCR20 and TCR22 turbochargers.   MAN Diesel & Turbo have issued two Alert Service Bulletins (ASB2011/12/10 and ASB2011/12/09) relating to the safety and safe operation of the above turbochargers. We have identified the Lloyd’s Register classed ships fitted with these turbochargers. The operators of these vessels will be advised of actions required by Lloyd’s Register, on a case-by-case basis


New Chinese Licensee for MAN Diesel

MAN Diesel has added another member to its family of two-stroke licensees with the signing of a contract with Zhenjiang CME Co., Ltd. (ZJCME), the Chinese engine manufacturer. The new licensee is a subsidiary of the giant, state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) industrial conglomerate.


MAN D&T Ready to Support Tier III Maritime Age

Graphic rendering of a two-stroke, dual-fuel MAN B&W 8L70ME-GI engine. The ME-GI is capable of running on both HFO and gas – predominantly natural gas but also LPG and methane. MAN Diesel & Turbo reports a strong market reception to the engine.

IMO decision to move forward with Tier III rules underscores MAN view that pushing technology readiness is right thing to do “We are ready for IMO Tier III”, said Dr. Stephan Timmermann, MAN Diesel & Turbo Executive Board Member responsible for Marine Systems and After Sales


High-Tech Fishing Vessel Delivered with MAN Propulsion

Fishing vessel Herøyhav: Photo courtesy of MAN

Norwegian company Herøyhav AS has taken delivery of a 69.95-m trawler/purse seiner from Karstensens Shipyard, Denmark, equipped with a propulsion package supplied comprising a MAN 9L27/38 engine and a two-speed reduction gear that drives a MAN Alpha 4,200 mm diam. ducted propeller


Antoniazzi Named Sales Director, MAN Diesel & Turbo

David Antoniazzi (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Diesel & Turbo North America President, Robert Burger has appointed David Antoniazzi as Director Sales – Cruise, Ferry and Merchant. In his new capacity, he is responsible for promoting and selling MAN Medium Speed Engines and aft ship products in North America.


Sovcomflot Takes Delivery of Dual-Fuel Power

Sovcomflot’s Velikiy Novgorod LNG carrier

Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company, has taken delivery of its latest LNG carrier, the Velikiy Novgorod, from South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The ship is equipped with a diesel-electric, dual-fuel propulsion system consisting of 2 × MAN 8L51/60DF and 2


Waste Heat Recovery Advances

Picture of the 80 MW extension of the Miraflores Power Plant in Panama featuring two 12K80MC-S engines and two TCS-PTG22 turbo-compound systems by MAN Diesel & Turbo

With the recent commissioning of two TCS-PTG22 units at the Miraflores Power Plant in Panama and the successful factory acceptance test of a TCS-PTG20 unit for a 4,700 TEU container vessel ordered by Reederei Horst Zeppenfeld – the second such unit to be installed on board a second such


MAN EcoCam Further Optimizes Slow Steaming

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New retrofit cuts fuel budgets MAN Diesel & Turbo is introducing the MAN EcoCam as a retrofit solution for the low-load optimization of its low-speed, mechanical engines with single turbochargers. According to the manufacturer, the EcoCam offers significant fuel savings of 2 - 5 g/kW


Qatar Champions LNG as Cleaner Marine Fuel

Nakilat, Qatargas and RasGas Company Limited will convert a Q-Max vessel as a pilot project making it capable of running on LNG and reducing the ship’s exhaust gas and greenhouse gas emissions. Qatari shipping company Nakilat and Qatari LNG producers Qatargas and RasGas Company Limited


American Market Again Chooses MAN B&W ME-GI

Graphical rendering of the nine-cylinder, 90-cm-bore version of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s ME-GI dual-fuel low-speed engine. Within the company’s low-speed engine portfolio, the ME-GI engine is officially designated as ME-C-GI (M-type, Electronically Controlled, GI for Gas Injection)

Crowley orders multiple main and auxiliary dual-fuel engines for efficient, emissions-friendly U.S. – Puerto Rico-trade ConRo ships. Florida-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, the marine solutions, transportation and logistics company, has placed an order for 2 × ConRo ships


Petersen Joins Trans Marine Propulsion

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Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS), known worldwide for its diesel engine service and engineering capabilities, announced that Jesper Th. Petersen has joined the 29-year-old company as the Senior Technical Superintendent-Manager of 2 Stroke Service.


Contract Makes First Commercial ME-LGI Engine Reality

Electronic LGI (Liquid Gas Injection), methanol-powered engine fills niche segment and delivers green emissions Vancouver-based Waterfront Shipping has confirmed its Methanol Carrier Project for a series of 50,000-dwt methanol carriers, each powered by an MAN B&W ME-LGI main engine running


Norwegian Player to Power LNGCs with ME-GI

Graphical rendering of the six-cylinder version of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s S70ME-GI dual-fuel low-speed engine. Within the company’s low-speed engine portfolio, the ME-GI engine is officially designated as ME-C-GI (M-type, Electronically Controlled, GI for Gas Injection).

Adoption of dual-fuel, low-speed engine type by market grows apace.   Knutsen OAS Shipping, the Norwegian shipping company, has placed an order for 2 × 2 7G70ME-GI engines in connection with the building of two 176,300 m3 capacity LNG carriers


Successful MX-Scrubber Testing

Photo: Marine Exhaust Technology

MX-Scrubber installation now up and running in full scale test facility by Marine Exhaust Technology, a dedicated Danish supplier of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for SOx and NOx. As per December 1, 2013 a closed loop Scrubber installation designed for marine applications has been up and running


MAN Hybrid Propulsion Package Ordered for New Trawler

Graphic rendering of the Kvannøy (courtesy Hansen Dahl)

Norwegian shipping company, Nyholmen AS, has chosen MAN main and auxiliary four-stroke engines to power the ‘Kvannøy’, an advanced, 77.25-m purse seiner/trawler. The vessel will be constructed at the Karstensens shipyard in Skagen, Denmark and is due for delivery in June 2015


Major Conference Marks Helios Final Phase

EU-funded initiative on gas-fuelled, two-stroke ship engines A major international conference on November 27 in Copenhagen marked the final phase of the EU-funded Helios project. Helios is a cooperation research project within the EU´s seventh Framework Program for Research and Technical


India Tankship to Retrofit MAN Kappel Propeller

MT Jag Lavanya: Photo credit MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s PrimeServ retrofit team is to supply India's Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) of Mumbai with an upgrade retrofit propeller for their tankship 'Jag Lavanya', a Samsung 2004- built 105,000 dwt crude oil carrier.
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