MAN confirms Exmar order for LPG engines

Two VLGCs to be built for Exmar will feature the first LPG-burning two-stroke engines from MAN Diesel & Turbo Two VLGCs to be built for Exmar will feature the first LPG-burning two-stroke engines from MAN Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo has confirmed the order for the first two liquid petroleum gas (LPG) burning two-stroke engines, to power two very large gas carriers to be built for Exmar by Hanjin Heavy Industries.

The 80,000m3 newbuildings for the Belgian gas shipping company will each house a six-cylinder, G60ME-LGIP Mk9.5 engine. As reported, MAN Diesel & Turbo is developing the new LPG engines in cooperation with its licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Bjarne Foldager, vice president sales & promotion, two-stroke business, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “Interest in using LPG as a fuel - outside of the LPG carrier segment - is growing due to its sulphur-free character, free availability and ease of bunkering. In gas mode, we expect the ME-LGIP engine to operate on just 3% pilot oil and down to 10% load. Ultimately, we expect the engine to operate without the need for pilot oil.”

MAN Diesel & Turbo reported that the ME-LGIP engine has experienced a circa 10% reduction in CO2 and circa 90% reduction in particulate matter when running on LPG, compared with MDO.

For more detail on MAN’s LPG engine developments, see the April print issue of The Motorship, out soon.


SCHOTTEL strengthens presence in Nordic region

As of November 2018, SCHOTTEL Norway AS and Frydenbø SCHOTTEL Nordic AS have been merged under SCHOT... Read more

StormGeo Launches Navigator Solutions Portfolio

The First Integrated Navigational Planning and Route Optimization Platform Delivered by One Company Read more

Oceans of opportunity

Sofia Fürstenberg Stott has been an architect of Nor-Shipping’s evolution to embrace and enable new ... Read more

Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard

Nor-Shipping is aiming to set a new benchmark for the maritime and ocean event segment with a move t... Read more

Datum Electronics Ltd and Intertech B.V. Announce New Partnership in the Netherlands

Located in the Netherlands, Intertech B.V. is now Datum Electronics’ representative for torque senso... Read more

Oil quality is the key to increased up-time

Research has shown that 80% of all hydraulic failures can be directly attributed to oil contaminatio... Read more

View all