MAN Leading Ammonia-Fueled Engine Project
Consortium seeks to develop a two-stroke marine engine
MAN Energy Solutions will lead a consortium seeking to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fueled engine for maritime shipping, according to Innovation Fund Denmark, the Danish investment entity.
The consortium aims to specify and demonstrate an entire, marine-propulsion system that will pave the way for the first commercial order for an ammonia-fueled vessel. The group also includes Eltronic FuelTech, the Danish fuel-system supplier; the Technical University of Denmark (DTU); and DNV GL, the leading classification society. Development of the engine is scheduled for 2024. Earlier this year, MAN Energy Solutions announced that it would have its first ammonia-ready engine available in 2024 as well as having an ammonia retrofit package by 2025.
MAN Energy Solutions has spoken in favor of a maritime energy transition in shipping for many years now and we understand the need to work with a wide group of industry partners to develop sustainable solutions, said Brian Østergaard Sørensen, vice president, head of Research & Development, Two-Stroke at MAN Energy Solutions. Ammonia is a fuel with a lot of potential and yet another, important step towards decarbonizing the marine market. We already have a convincing track-record in developing engines running on alternative fuels having developed the worlds first two-stroke engines driven respectively by methanol, ethane and LPG and have great expectations for this project.
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