MAN Energy Solutions has signed a ten-year licence agreement with Mitsui E&S Machinery for its new TCT axial-turbocharger series. As one of the world’s largest builders of marine two-stroke engines, Mitsui has been a MAN licensee for decades but the new agreement will enable the Japanese company to supply latest turbocharger technology to its customers.
The TCT turbocharger series, launched in 2019 with the TCT40 and followed by the TCT30, TCT50 and TCT60, will consist of six sizes when the TCT70 and TCT80 units become available. The series will then be suitable for engines ranging from 5.5MW to 24MW per turbocharger, MAN said. Features include long overhaul intervals, low life-cycle costs, compact and lightweight design, low noise emissions, and high efficiency levels.
Chief executive of Mitsui, Ichiro Tanaka, commented: “Mitsui’s philosophy entails building trust through the products and services that we offer the market and this turbocharger agreement builds on that. I am happy to expand our relationship with MAN Energy Solutions, our long-standing partner, and am confident we will deliver significant value to our customers.”
MAN Energy Solutions’ Daniel Struckmeier, head of Sales & Licence Turbochargers, said that the new agreement would benefit both parties, enhancing Mitsui’s appeal within the two-stroke engine segment while highlighting the strengths of the TCT series. “I believe it will prove an important milestone for both companies on our respective paths to increasing market share globally,” he declared.
MAN signs new turbocharger agreement with Mitsui