MAN agrees use of DSME HP gas system

By Peter Pospiech at August 21, 2013 06:01
Filed Under: Company News, LNG fuel, MAN Diesel&Turbo
TOTE’s 3,100TEU container ships, the world’s first Natural Gas-fuelled boxships, will be powered by MAN ME-GI engines with DSME’s HP-FGS technology Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has announced a patent license agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo for use of the DSME high pressure-fuelled gas supply (HP-FGS) system. Under the terms of the contract, details of which are being kept confidential, MAN will use DSME’s HP-FGS system patents and licenses for its two-stroke Natural Gas propulsion based commercial vessel projects.  DSME believes this to be a significant development in gas fuelled ship technology, as with a claimed 80% market share, MAN Diesel & Turbo enjoys a leading position in large two-stroke marine engines. As the first orders for two-stroke marine engines using Natural Gas fuel have been for MAN’s ME-GI engines, DSME says that “this patent contract is expected to bring out great ripple effects to related industries... [More]

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