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MAN launches dual-fuel LPG engine

Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

MAN Energy Solutions has unveiled its latest dual-fuel gas engine, powered by liquid petroleum gas (LPG), at a ceremony in Copenhagen immediately prior to SMM.

The LPG dual-fuel engine was unveiled in a ceremony in Copenhagen

The MAN B&W ME-LGIP engine has been launched as the engine builder’s dual-fuel engines, using LNG, continue to gain in popularity. The company said that interest in LPG as a fuel was growing, both amongst LPG carrier owners and other ship operators outside of the LPG segment.
Even before the engine range was officially launched, MAN received its first order. Oslo-listed BW LNG is to replace four MAN engines operating on heavy fuel with the new LPG units. The contract contains options for further retrofits in the future. The engine conversions will start in 2020 in conjunction with scheduled drydockings.
Bjarne Foldager, vice president of Sales & Promotion – Two-Stroke business unit, said: “Interest in using LPG as a fuel, within and outside of the LPG carrier segment, is growing due to its sulphur-free character, widespread availability and ease of bunkering. In gas mode, the MI-LGIP engine operates on just 3% pilot oil and down to 10% load. Ultimately, we expect the engine to operate without the need for pilot oil.

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