Marine Diesel Engine Burns Cargo & Fuel Oil, Wins Contract for MAN

By George Backwell at December 29, 2012 04:07
Filed Under: LNG fuel, MAN Diesel&Turbo
Dual-fuel gas injection marine diesel engines gain popularity with LNG carrier operators, confirmed, say MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT) by a recent order from Teekay Corporation for two 173,400 cubic metre capacity LNG carriers to be powered by ‘M’-type, electronically controlled, gas injection (ME-GI) 5G70 engines. A contract option with builders, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea, allows for three more of the same large ships.Unveiled at a major event at MDT’s Copenhagen Diesel Research Centre last year, the ME-GI engine represents the culmination of many years’ work that began in the 1990s with the company’s prototype MC-GI dual-fuel engine that entered service at a power plant in Chiba, near Tokyo, Japan in 1994. MAN ME-GI engine test – engine in background: Photo credit MAN A full-scale test on the 4T50ME-GI research engine in Copenhagen demonstrated that the engine, operating on high-pressure gas delivered from a ... [More]

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