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MAN Energy?s dual-fuel engines?pass half-million hour milestone

Mature, high-pressure ME-GI and low-pressure ME-LGI technologies are set to deliver market?s highest efficiencies. (Image source: Man Energy Solutions)

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its two-stroke, dual-fuel engines have logged more than 500,000 operational hours

This was confirmed when the company won more than 250 sales within its entire portfolio of dual-fuel engines ? all running on LNG or other clean fuels such as LPG and methanol.

MAN Energy Solutions? ME-gas injection (GI) and ME-liquid gas injection (LGI) engines aim to provide environmentally friendly and high-efficiency solutions without the greenhouse emissions such as methane slip.

The company further stated that recent experience from a 174,000 cu/m LNG carrier powered by an ME-GI engine logged reliability and availability figures of 99 per cent.

Bjarne Foldager, senior vice-president, head of two-stroke business at MAN Energy Solutions, said, ?With 2020 and the new IMO emissions legislation fast approaching, our ME-GI and ME-LGI engines continue to act as standard bearers for environmentally friendly, reliable propulsion.?

Furthermore, their use of the diesel combustion principle aims to ensure that they adapt to run on whatever fuels the industry may prefer in the future, he noted.

Marine industry is waiting to see how fuel prices and availability evolve after 2020, which will have a significant impact on ship owners? choice of new engines.

Ship owners? choice of new engines depends on how fuel prices and availability evolve after 2020. MAN Energy Solutions expects the choice of retrofitting to ME-GI or ME-LGI engines to ultimately become a necessity.