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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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MAN Diesel & Turbo Signs License Agreement at SMM

MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a four-stroke license agreement with Rong An Power Machinery, a Chinese marine engine manufacturer. Dr. Stephan Timmermann, Executive Board Member MAN Diesel & Turbo, and David Deng, President Rong An, signed the new agreement on behalf of their respective companies on 7 September 2010 in a ceremony at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s stand at the SMM international marine trade fair in Hamburg. Rong An previously signed a two-stroke license agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo in September 2008.  

Genset Delivery Sparks Chinese Celebration

Michael N. Filous, Head of Medium-Speed License Support, MAN Diesel & Turbo China,delivering his speech at the ceremony in China. Since the event, Filous has been appointed as the new Head of Power Management (PM) within MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Power Plant business unit.

SXD-produced 32/40 gensets to provide power to CNOOC offshore platform Representatives from China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), classification societies, local government officials and MAN Diesel & Turbo gathered on 18 November to celebrate the delivery of two 12V32/40 gensets, constructed by MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee, Shaanxi Diesel Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (SXD). The new engines will replace older models aboard ‘Liuhua 11-1’, a working, offshore hydrocarbon platform operated by CNOOC. SXD is a company of the northern Chinese CSIC Group of state-owned factories and shipyards.

First SCR IMO Tier III Approval in Principle Awarded

Photo: Man Diesel & Turbo

MAN Diesel & Turbo reaches IMO Tier III milestone for entire four-stroke engine portfolio. At an awards ceremony held on April 15, 2015 at the PrimeServ Academy in Shanghai, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE was awarded approval in principle for its SCR system for the entire medium-speed engine portfolio fulfilling IMO Tier III regulations by the China Classification Society (CCS). Testing took place on an MAN 8L21/31 auxiliary engine with an integrated SCR system but the certificate applies to the entire medium-speed engine portfolio .

MAN Extends Relationship with Mercy Ships

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At a signing ceremony at the SMM 2016 Marine Trade Fair in Hamburg, MAN Diesel & Turbo expanded its partnership with Mercy Ships, international provider of charitable healthcare. Under the terms of the agreement, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division, MAN PrimeServ, will provide spare parts for the four MAN 21/31 GenSets and other MAN installations aboard the hospital vessel MV Africa Mercy to an annual value of EUR 250,000. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo, said, “We are delighted to take our partnership with Mercy Ships to the next level…

MAN Diesel UK, MAN Turbo Merge

With immediate effect, Stockport based MAN Diesel Ltd and its sister company MAN Turbo (UK) Ltd have merged operations in the UK to form a new organization, MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd. All administration and finance departments from both companies have been centralized at the newly built MAN Diesel & Turbo UK head office complex in Stockport, Cheshire.  Also, as part of this merger, a new MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Sales office has been opened in Redhill, Surrey.  The merger of the two UK operations into one organization, follows the announcement of the integration of the individual parent companies, MAN Diesel SE and MAN Turbo AG.  The Headquarters of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE is based in Augsburg, Germany.  

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

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. The vessel was ordered by Japanese customer,  BOT Lease Co. Ltd., and is operated by Nissho Shipping Co. Ltd. The first engine-start took place in January 2011. In connection with this…

NOx-reduction System Ordered for Deepwater Vessel

Rendering of the Petrofac JDS 6000 deepwater derrick-lay vessel (courtesy Petrofac)

MAN Diesel & Turbo won the contract to provide a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for each of six MAN 16V32/44CR engines that will power the Petrofac JDS 6000 deepwater derrick-lay vessel ordered in January 2014 by international oil and gas services provider Petrofac. The SCR systems and engines will be constructed at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg, Germany facility, while the vessel will be constructed by the ZPMC yard in China using a proprietary Petrofac design. MAN Diesel & Turbo and Petrofac have also entered a 12-year service contract for the management…

MAN D&T, AKA Partner to Win Russian Order

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MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA have received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018 in St. Petersburg and marks the first successful collaboration between the two partners since MAN Diesel & Turbo bought a 40% share in AKA – the electric-and-hybrid-systems company – in June 2017. the drive control and power-management systems. "This specialist vessel, with its unique operational demands…

MAN & Statoil Sign Turbo-machinery Agreements

MAN Diesel & Turbo, Switzerland, signs to provide Norway's Statoil with new subsea compressor equipment & maintenance services. The Zurich-based MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG and Statoil have followed a joint subsea compressor qualification programme since 2005. In early 2011 Aker Solutions ASA, Statoil’s main contractor for the Asgard subsea project, awarded a contract to MAN to build the world's first subsea compressors for gas production on the sea floor. "The currently signed framework agreement is another milestone in our partnership with Statoil," said Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG and Head of the Oil & Gas Business Unit. "The previous joint development of subsea compression technology was built on trust and mutual respect.

New MAN Four-stroke Diesel Premières at SMM 2012

Dual-fuel marine diesel engine newcomer L35/44DF offers full flexibiltiy. MAN Diesel & Turbo introduce its L35/44DF engine, the latest addition to its four-stroke portfolio. Spurred on by developments in environmental legislation and the strict  emission limits resulting from that, the new engine offers dual diesel fuel-gas running and can also be introduced as a retrofit to engines already in service. The first prototype entered its test phase at the beginning of 2012’s second quarter at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg facility. A V-type engine version is being developed simultaneously that will enlarge the power-output range of the company’s dual-fuel engine portfolio as part of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s market strategy.

MAN, CSIC Extend Two-stroke Agreement

The group photo from the CSIC signing ceremony in Beijing (Photo courtesy of MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Diesel & Turbo renewed its contract with Chinese two-stroke licensee, China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. (CSIC). Signed at a ceremony in Beijing on February 3, 2015, the agreement runs for the next 10 years and covers the production of low-speed engines at CSIC affiliates: Dalian Marine Diesel Co., Ltd (DMD), Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co., Ltd (YMD), Qingdao Haixi Marine Diesel Co., Ltd (QMD). Dr. Besides Dr. Lauber, several other, senior MAN Diesel & Turbo staff were also present in the Chinese capital for the signing ceremony…

MAN Engines to Power Seismic Vessel in Norway

Sanco Swift

MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a contract on 7 July 2011 in Frederikshavn, Denmark for the supply of 4 × MAN 8L32/40 engines to power a seismic vessel ordered by Sanco Shipping of Norway. The vessel will be built by Kleven Maritime at Myklebust shipyard in southern Norway and is scheduled for delivery by 31 May, 2013. The four-stroke engines will be constructed in Augsburg, headquarters of MAN Diesel & Turbo and a four-stroke engine production site in its own right. The company attributes the landing of the new order to its presence in Aalesund…

MAN Diesel & Turbo, SpecTec Cooperation

As a step ahead in the MAN Diesel & Turbo and SpecTec Group cooperation, on October 25, 2010, AMOS BS was installed at MAN Diesel & Turbo's PrimeServ location in . On October 26, 10members of MAN Diesel & Turbo staff were trained on AMOS BS main features, by Kim Pommegard and Jens Ipsen from SpecTec DK. SpecTec ILS Manager, Marco Vatteroni, gave his own contribution, showing how it is possible, in a few minutes, to automatically create an AMOS BS database by importing a MAN Diesel Shipdex dataset using AMOS Shipdex Interface. MAN Diesel & Turbo views this as an important step towards gaining experience with how ship owners deal with maintenance management.

MAN D&T, CCS Ink Collaboration Deal at Marintec

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MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with the China Classification Society (CCS) on December 1, 2015, during Marintec China 2015. The Agreement provides for the strengthening of the cooperation between the two companies in Intelligent Ship research with regards to data exchange, online monitoring and online service. Wayne Jones – recently appointed as Executive Board Member for Sales from January 1, 2016 – MAN Diesel & Turbo, and Sun Feng – Vice President – CCS, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies.

PrimeServ Las Palmas Opens For Business

PrimeServ Las Palmas held its official opening at the beginning of October 2010 in front of an audience from the Canary Islands, the Spanish mainland, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s power-plant and marine sectors, and which included colleagues from around Europe. PrimeServ Las Palmas has de facto been open for business since the beginning of 2010, and transported guests to its new facilities aboard a catamaran powered by MAN engines to demonstrate how customers can conveniently berth vessels right in front of its premises. Alejandro Held – Managing Director of MAN Diesel & Turbo Spain, Wayne Jones – Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s After-Sales Business Unit, and Dr.

Chinese Ferry Orders Propulsion Package

Weihai Haida Ferry Co., operating in NE China, has placed an order for a 2,200-passenger/1100-lane-metre Ropax ferry featuring a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package. Weihai Haida is the exclusive operator on the route between the major cities of Weihai and Dalian on opposite sides of the Bohai strait in NE China where it undertakes a Ropax service. The company currently has two vessels in its fleet operating on the route – the ‘Xin Shen Shen’ and ‘Shen Shen 1’ – with the former shortly due to exit service.

Chinese Ferry Orders Complete Propulsion Package

MAN 32/40 four-stroke engine.

Weihai Haida Ferry Co., operating in NE China, has placed an order for a 2,200-passenger/1100-lane-metre Ropax ferry featuring a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package. Weihai Haida is the exclusive operator on the route between the major cities of Weihai and Dalian on opposite sides of the Bohai strait in NE China where it undertakes a Ropax service. The company currently has two vessels in its fleet operating on the route – the ‘Xin Shen Shen’ and ‘Shen Shen 1’ – with the former shortly due to exit service.

Kappel Propeller Retrofit for Indian Oil Tanker

M/T Jag Lavanya, a 105,000 DWT crude-oil carrier owned by the Great Eastern Shipping Company

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s PrimeServ retrofit team signed an agreement with Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) of Mumbai, India regarding a propeller retrofit upgrade for their M/T Jag Lavanya – a Samsung-built 105,000 DWT crude oil carrier from 2004. MAN Diesel & Turbo recently announced a strategic focus that added the Kappel design to its fixed-pitch propeller portfolio, both for newbuildings and as a retrofit solution to vessels already in service. After a decade’s cooperation with inventor J.J.

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. The specified engines are also based on MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new, ultra-long-stroke, G-type concept to deliver an even higher, overall propulsion plant efficiency. MAN Diesel & Turbo has verified that, even when compared to the best, modern DFDE propulsion solution…

Merger Complete: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE

The merger announced between MAN Diesel SE and MAN Turbo AG to form MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, based in Augsburg, is now complete, the corresponding entry having been made in the register of companies. The process of amalgamating the two former MAN sister companies into one enterprise has thus been achieved. In economic terms, the merger has come into effect retroactively as of 1 January 2010. By combining the complementary product portfolios of the two firms, the merged company will be striving for growth and looking to strengthen its position in the relevant market segments. “The merger now having become effective, the MAN Group will be seeking to pool its expertise in large bore diesel engines and power plants with its strengths in compressor and turbine technologies…

MAN Diesel & Turbo, QMD Ink License Agreement at SMM

On Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Hamburg’s SMM Marine trade fair, MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a new license agreement with QMD, a member of the CSIC Group together with Dalian Marine Diesel Co., Ltd. and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. In the process, QMD became MAN Diesel & Turbo’s 12th Chinese licensee. QMD (Qingdao Haixi Marine Diesel Co., Ltd) can boast of a modern facility dedicated to the production of large, two-stroke engines in NE China. “For over 30 years, we have had a successful license agreement with CSIC, which QMD belongs to, and we look forward to an equally fruitful cooperation with our new licensee,” Engberg added.

License Agreement Signed by MAN Diesel & Turbo at SMM

License agreement signed by MAN Diesel & Turbo at SMM

On Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Hamburg’s SMM Marine trade fair, MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a new license agreement with QMD, a member of the CSIC Group together with Dalian Marine Diesel Co., Ltd. and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. In the process, QMD became MAN Diesel & Turbo’s 12th Chinese licensee. QMD (Qingdao Haixi Marine Diesel Co., Ltd) can boast of a modern facility dedicated to the production of large, two-stroke engines in NE China. For over 30 years, we have had a successful license agreement with CSIC…

Stena Line Signs Up for MAN Online Service

Stena CEO, Dan Sten Olsson (front, blue helmet) and Stena Line Technical Director, Bjarne Koitrand (white helmet) pictured in Augsburg during a tour of the local MAN PrimeServ facility (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract with Stena Line to provide its online service to two vessels. The Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica are both conventional passenger-and-vehicle superferries that sail the daily route between the Hook of Holland and Harwich and are each powered by 4 × MAN 48/60CR engines. Dan Sten Olsson, CEO and owner of the Stena Sphere, and Bjarne Koitrand, Stena Line Technical Director, visited Augsburg, Germany to meet MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO, and Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer and agree the new deal.

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