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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latest news on decarbonization
ME-GI Lands Large VLCC Order
MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply 10 × MAN B&W 7G80ME-GI Mk9.5 dual-fuel engines to a series of 10 × 300,000-dwt VLCCs distributed among shipowners, Advantage Tankers (4), AET (3) and International Seaways (3). Another new segment for the ME-GI, the newbuildings will operate globally as charters for a major oil company. HSD Engine will construct the engines in Korea, while DSME will build the vessels, again in Korea.
Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said: "This is a significant order on several fronts owing to its size and the ME-GI’s début in yet another segment. The engine’s characteristics make it eminently suitable for LNG and non-LNG carriers alike due to its service experience, low methane slip, high efficiency, and fuel flexibility – whether running on fuel-oil, or LNG where it accepts any gas quality available in the market."
Foldager continued: “These crude carriers will be powered by mature engine technology that continues to make inroads into new markets and segments. As we move towards a zero-carbon future, the ME-GI showcases MAN Energy Solutions’ dual-fuel engine portfolio that is future-proofed to handle whatever alternative fuels come to prominence in the decades ahead.”
The new order follows a slew of recent orders announced globally for the engine in recent months. MAN Energy Solutions stated in January 2021 that its low-speed, dual-fuel references in their entirety then exceeded 360 units, with the ME-GI recording over 1.5 million operating hours on LNG alone.
The ME-GI engine – the new industrial standard
MAN Energy Solutions successful ME-GI (-Gas Injection) engine has set a new industrial standard for two-stroke propulsion engines aboard – among others – container vessels, bulk carriers, tankers, LNG carriers and car carriers. The ME-GI engine provides ship-owners and operators with a peerless solution within environmentally friendly and high-efficiency, two-stroke technology, without the greenhouse emissions such as methane slip that are characteristic of competing engines.
With the ME-GI engine, two-stroke development has taken a step further by combining the unique properties of multi-fuel combustion and the well-known reliability of MAN Energy Solutions ME-engine. The Diesel principle not only provides the ME-GI engine with high operational stability and efficiency, but also ensures 100% stable and reliable operation during load changes on gas with just normal additions of pilot-oil amounts. Furthermore, the ME-GI operational principles features a seamless change-over between gas operation and diesel operation The ME-GI engine is the most environmentally-friendly technology available within the two-stroke engine segment.
MAN Energy Solutions has also developed an ME-LGI (-Liquid Gas Injection) dual-fuel engine that expands the company’s dual-fuel portfolio, enabling the use of more sustainable fuels such as methanol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
The Maritime Energy Transition
MAN Energy Solutions believes that it is time for what it terms a ‘Maritime Energy Transition’ to find clean, decarbonised solutions for seaborne trade and transportation. Essentially, it is the company’s call to action to reduce emissions and establish natural gases as the fuels of choice in global shipping. It strongly promotes a global ‘turn to gas’, driven by the IMO, and a common approach by the shipping industry and politics to invest in infrastructure development and retrofits.