MAN Energy Solutions has successfully concluded a type approval test (TAT) of the dual-fuel retrofit kit for its MAN 32/40 engine type. The TAT was carried out with the participation of classifications societies ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register, but their representatives undertook the TAT process remotely, only vising the testbed on the final day, for inspection and sign-off.
The retrofit package will enable conversion of standard MAN 32/40 engines into MAN 32/40R-DF units, enabling them to operate on fossil and renewable gaseous fuels, as well as conventional fuel oil. The retrofit packages are already available to order, MAN said in a statement, adding that it had already received many requests for the conversion kit, which it described as financially attractive, price competitive, quick to convert and fuel-flexible.
Bernd Siebert, head of Engineering, After-Sales Marine, commented: “This is another important milestone for the retrofit business at MAN Energy Solutions, offering our customers the possibility to convert their existing fleet to gas. The momentum towards cleaner and less carbon-intensive fuels is building, and we are excited to play our part in developing appropriate solutions.”