G45 ‘green’ engine gains type approval
The world’s first 45-centimetre bore, ultra-long stroke, low-speed engine, MAN B&W 5G45ME-C9.5, has passed its type approval test.
Development of the new MAN G45 engine, built by STX Heavy Industries, focused on reducing exhaust gas emissions to a minimum, while the introduction of a fully electronically-controlled system that is said to optimise a vessel’s ‘green’ profile.
MAN offers the example of a G45 installed aboard an 800-teu container ship to show a typical application for the new engine type.
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