VIDEO: Flexible Dual Future – MAN B&W ME-GI Engine

VIDEO Flexible Dual Future - MAN B&W ME-GI Engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo posted a video about their ME-GI dual-fuel, two-stroke, gas-injection engine which represents the culmination of many years’ work that began in the 1990s with a prototype engine at a power plant near Tokyo.

A highly efficient, flexible, propulsion-plant solution, the company received its first orders for the new engine in December 2012, including 2 × 2 MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI units for two Teekay LNG carriers, with an option for three further ships.

View on Youtube.

The ME-GI engine gives shipowners and operators the option of using either HFO or gas — predominantly natural gas but also LPG and methane. MAN Diesel & Turbo stated: “With the current flux in fuel prices and the new Environmental Control Areas (ECAs), the timing for the release of a commercial, low-speed, dual-fuel engine was right. We view the order as confirmation that customers understand the extremely positive commercial and environmental implications of the ME-GI.”

The ME-GI engine uses high-pressure gas injection that allows it to maintain the numerous positive attributes of MAN B&W low-speed engines that have made them the default choice of the maritime community. The ME-GI dispenses with the need for power derating and eliminates methane slip. It also significantly reduces NOx and SOx emissions and is therefore the most environmentally friendly technology available.

LNG World News Staff, February 28, 2013; Image: MAN