Six dual-fuel MAN methanol ME-LGIM engines ordered for Maersk container ships


Hyundai’s shipbuilding division (HHI-SBD) has ordered 6 × MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5-LGIM dual-fuel major engines in reference to the development of 6 × 17,000 teu container vessels for A.P. Moller – Maersk, the Danish built-in logistics firm. Hyundai’s engine equipment division (HHI-EMD) will construct the engines in Korea, which will likely be able to operating on inexperienced methanol.


The adoption of methanol propulsion is gaining tempo, behind which there are a number of drivers. Crucially, MAN B&W methanol engines can be found and confirmed with the primary engines having already entered service again in 2016. Moreover, as a gasoline, methanol will be carbon-neutral when produced from renewable vitality sources and bio-genic CO2. The manufacturing capability of such inexperienced methanol is at present rising considerably; additionally it is liquid at ambient circumstances, which simplifies tank design and minimises prices. Lastly, our methanol engine solely require a fuel-supply strain of simply 13 bar and quite a lot of producers already provide such fuel-supply methods as we speak.

—Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Enterprise, MAN Power Options

We at present have a complete order guide for 78 ME-LGIM engines, of which 24 are agency orders for G95-variants. As well as, 19 of our 50-bore variants are already on the water and have accrued greater than 140,000 operating hours on methanol alone. As a gasoline, the long run seems promising for methanol and we absolutely count on its uptake to embody round 30% of all dual-fuel engine orders in just some years from now.

—Thomas S. Hansen, Head of Promotion and Buyer Help, MAN Power Options


Projected gasoline adoption inside two-stroke dual-fuel engines. Right now, LNG-fuelled engines make up the overwhelming majority of dual-fuel engine contracting as represented in purple within the bar graph above. Interrest in methanol is rising and a gradual uptake to round 30% of all dual-fuel engines contracted is anticipated by MAN Power Options just some years from now, as indicated in dark-blue. In the direction of the top of the last decade, ammonia (inexperienced) is anticipated to select up as a marine gasoline. Supply: MAN Power Options

MAN Power Options developed the ME-LGIM dual-fuel engine for operation on methanol, in addition to standard gasoline. The engine relies on the corporate’s confirmed ME-series, with its roughly 5,000 engines in service, and works in response to the diesel precept. When working on inexperienced methanol, the engine affords carbon-neutral transportation of huge merchant-marine vessels.

MAN developed the ME-LGI engine in response to curiosity from the transport world in working on options to gasoline oil in an effort to attain decarbonization targets. Methanol carriers have already operated at sea for a few years utilizing the engine, and, as such, the ME-LGIM has a confirmed monitor file providing nice reliability and excessive fuel-efficiency.


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