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We power decarbonization

With our products and services, we operate right where the major drivers of economic and ecological progress are located. We are aware of this responsibility and are therefore already offering system technologies that help our customers increase the efficiency of their plants and applications, and reduce emissions.

However, we focus on tomorrow by investing in promising technologies like Battery Hybrid, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X or Energy Storage.

45
%
possible decrease in CO2 emissions thanks to hybrid engine power plants
80
%
reduction in emissions required in industrialized countries by 2050 relative to 1990 levels
2030
target year for World Bank's Zero Routine Flaring Initiative

Low carbon marine solutions

Half the world´s shipping sails under the power of MAN Energy Solutions and each step we take to make our engines more efficient can have a measurable effect on the environment and our customer’s bottom line.

We believe that the future belongs to synthetic fuels generated from renewable energy sources. On this road, LNG is not the end goal, but an investment in the future as all such engines can run on carbon-free fuels without further technical adaptions.

However, the Maritime Energy Transition requires more than just one solution. To this end, we offer MAN ECO CONTROL, a portfolio of technologies that help our marine customers to optimize a ship’s performance in terms of emissions, energy efficiency, economy and operation and let them benefit from smart processes, efficient operation and predictive maintenance services.

Our solutions help reduce ship's emissions, improve efficiency, utilize cleaner fuels and thus meet all current and future regulations while ensuring a lower impact on the environment.

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Low carbon energy solutions

A carbon-neutral future needs renewable energies. However, the major challenge remains in their integration into existing energy systems.

This is why we at MAN Energy Solutions develop various hybrid and storage technologies for the energy systems of tomorrow.

When it comes to ensuring reliability and securing the energy supply, MAN offers unparalleled expertise and experience in power generation, combined with the right products and solutions to suit diverse energy markets.

Beyond this, novel decarbonization solutions are another part of MAN Energy Solutions’ portfolio. For example, Power-to-X or clean hybrid and ultra-efficient power plants.

Our customers benefit from the latest technologies – including our smart energy management systems, which ensure the most environmentally friendly, economical energy sources for power production.

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Low carbon Oil & Gas solutions

MAN Energy Solutions offers intelligent, sustainable solutions and unique technologies for all sectors of the oil and gas industry. Our solutions are designed to reduce waste and minimize resource consumption along the entire value chain – from refinery to transport, and during the processing of these valuable resources. 

For instance, our groundbreaking MAN Subsea technology is supporting the lifetime extension of Norway´s main gas field, Asagard, by another 15 years. 

Moreover, MAN Energy Solutions is supplying technologies for carbon capture and storage (CSS), which is increasingly taking center stage in the industry and politics alike.

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Low carbon Process Industry solutions

The manufacturing and refining sectors of the global economy are incredibly diverse. However, all industries have one thing in common: the need for sustainable, efficient and cost-effective solutions in order to reduce emissions and industrial waste.

MAN Energy Solutions offers a wide array of specialized products and solutions that cater to the specific needs of diverse industries - from paper to pipeline, from fertilizer to ferrous metals. MAN products are found in both the largest industrial plants in the world and in smaller, single-site operations.

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Low carbon service solutions

As sustainability becomes a focal point for our customers’ business, so it becomes a priority for our services. Limiting waste in materials, work force and energy consumption is not just for new installations and products, it is also crucially important for maintenance, repair and retrofits.

The latest solutions for retrofits and upgrades by MAN PrimeServ ensure energy efficiency, cut greenhouse emissions, and minimize the carbon footprint of any installation. Our solutions not only help tackle efficiency challenges but offer future-proof, cost-aware options to sharpen our customers’ competitive edge.

To help meet the challenges of a transforming energy market and ever-stricter regulations, we monitor global and local market trends and regulatory and legislative requirements. To guarantee state-of-the-art service solutions from a single source, we always keep a 360° perspective on important markets, OEM expertise and third-party competence.

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Latest news on decarbonization

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

BW LPG Takes Up Further Option for LPG-Retrofits

Total of 15 LPG carriers now set for ME-LGIP dual-fuel conversions; number of newbuilding LPG carriers ordered with LPG-burning engines set to take off

Oslo-listed BW LPG – the world's leading owner and operator of LPG vessels – has announced today that it will retrofit a further three MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 type engines to MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.5-LGIP dual-fuel types, capable of operating on fuel oil and LPG. This is another option of a 4+4+4+3 contract with MAN PrimeServ – MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division.

MAN Energy Solutions announced the first four retrofit orders in September 2018 in advance of the official launch of the ME-LGIP engine at its Research Centre Copenhagen, and exchanged the contract publically with BW LPG during the event. Two +4 options were subsequently confirmed with this new +3 option making a total of 15 vessels for ME-LGIP retrofits.

The confirmation of the latest option follows on the heels of the successful ME-LGIP conversion in late-October 2020 of the main engine aboard BW LPG’s LPG carrier, ‘BW Gemini’ making it the world’s first commercial vessel to be propelled by a two-stroke LPG dual-fuel engine.

BW LPG has previously commented on its choice of retrofits over newbuildings where Pontus Berg, Executive Vice President, Technical and Operations, LPG, said: “Retrofitting allows us to minimise our carbon footprint – the process emits up to 97% less carbon dioxide compared to a newbuilding construction. Retrofitting also means that we do not add additional tonnage that the world does not need. In addition, BW LPG’s fleet is already widely recognised amongst charterers for its efficiency, and so retrofitting its vessels to dual-fuel LPG would help to further reinforce the company’s strong reputation in this area.”

Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “We are very happy to confirm this option for a further three retrofits, which in great part is due to the recent successful conversion of the BW Gemini that has since re-entered service. There is no doubt but that we are moving towards a zero-carbon future with a strong global push towards sustainability. These new conversions display BW LPG’s committment to decarbonisation and showcase our dual-fuel engine portfolio that is future-proofed to handle whatever alternative fuels come to prominence in the decades ahead.”

Foldager added: “Apart from the 15 retrofits for BW LPG, three new orders in November bring our current total of newbuilding orders for the ME-LGIP engine up to 51 – a number we expect to significantly increase this month [December 2020].

The vast majority of current orders for LPG carriers over 30,000 cubic metres are with ME-LGIP technology, enabling these vessels to use their own cargo as fuel in the future. In my view, LPG as a low-carbon fuel is well on its way to becoming the new market standard in this segment.”

Business case

With LPG as a marine fuel, the BW Gemini’s output efficiencies rise by around 10% against fuel oil, which will in turn generate notable gains in total voyage fuel-economics. This, along with other advantages, secures LPG’s position as a long-term, sustainable marine fuel.

Cost-wise, LPG is also a better option than compliant fuel oil, with high lifetime-savings prospects. By leveraging LPG as a marine fuel, BW LPG’s vessels benefit from savings due to lower fuel consumption and full dual-fuel flexibility, which guards against price sensitivity to post-2020 fuel price fluctuations. Furthermore, the ability to use LPG cargo as a supplemental fuel source also reduces time and fees for fuel bunkering.

Harnessing LPG propulsion translates into cleaner, more efficient engines that are cheaper to maintain. In addition, the fuel flexibility of dual-fuel engines ensures full redundancy for uninterrupted operations.

Simultaneously, MAN PrimeServ’s research showed that a retrofit would be the most environmentally friendly solution. A retrofitted vessel generates 35 times less CO2-emissions compared to a newbuild vessel and, compared to 2020-compliant fuels, using LPG as a fuel would reduce: SOx by 99%, CO2 by 15%, NOx by 10%, and particulate matter by 90%.

About BW LPG

BW LPG is the world's leading owner and operator of LPG vessels, owning and operating Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) with a total carrying capacity of over 3 million CBM. With five decades of operating experience in LPG shipping and experienced seafarers and staff, BW LPG offers a flexible and reliable service to customers. More information about BW LPG can be found at www.bwlpg.com

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