Aiming at the development of Ultra Low Emissions Marine Engines, Wärtsilä Corporation and MAN B&W Diesel have been encouraged to participate as principal
forces in a large scale R&D integrated project under the auspices of
the European Union
(EU) to address the global problem of CO2 and
The project will be proposed to be partly funded within the EU Framework Program 6 and is expected to start in 2004. The two companies lead a select consortium with a large number of participating organizations (manufacturers, suppliers, operators,
scientific institutions) in the cutting edge of industrial R&D,
demonstrating the potential of European Research and International
Cooperation in solving global environmental problems.
The project setup ensures that the commercial competition between the
two groups of companies, including their respective licensees,
The project co-coordinator is professor N. Kyrtatos from National
Technical University of Athens (NTUA).