Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions
Dr. Uwe Lauber -Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Uwe Lauber was born in Bad Säckingen in Germany in 1967. After graduating from high school he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Technology, Economics and Design (HTWG) in Konstanz and obtained a Masters Degree. In 2000, he studied Business Engineering at the business school in St. Gallen. In addition to that, in 2009, he received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Kronstadt.
Wayne Jones - Chief Sales Officer
Wayne Jones was born on April 8, 1966, in Manchester, United Kingdom. After leaving school, he undertook a four-year Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship in the aviation industry, before moving into rotating equipment in 1985. He studied at
Stockport College of Technology graduating in 1992 with an Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
After nine years working for Mather and Platt and the Weir Group, with overseas assignments in Norway and the Middle East, Wayne joined Sulzer Pumps as Project Manager in the Engineering Department.
Jürgen Klöpffer -
Chief Financial Officer
Jürgen Klöpffer was born in Passau, Germany, in 1964. After graduating from high school, he studied Business Administration at the University of Passau, graduating with a master’s degree.
In 1990, he started his professional career at Siemens AG, where he held various positions in purchasing and logistics in Regensburg, and later in Mexico.
Martin Oetjen -
Chief Operating Officer
Martin Oetjen was born in Buchholz in the Nordheide in 1968. In 1988 he began studying mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig, graduating in 1995 with a degree in engineering.
Since August 1, 2020 Martin Oetjen has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions SE and is responsible for the company's entire supply chain.
Martin Rosik - Chief Human Resources Officer
Rosik (58) holds a degree in economics and has been with the Volkswagen Group for 17 years, holding various functions. As an HR manager, he also has extensive experience in various sectors of industry highly relevant to the business of MAN Energy Solutions SE — from the foundry industry, plant engineering and the construction industry through to the service sector.
Latest news from MAN Energy Solutions
MAN Energy Solutions Wins Order for Efficient HyProp ECO system
Chinese, state-owned China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (CMJL) subsidiary, Dingheng shipyard, has ordered an integrated HyProp ECO propulsion solution from MAN Energy Solutions in connection with the building of 4 × dual-fuel 6,600-dwt, stainless-steel, parcel chemical-tankers for Hamburg-based tanker operator, John T. Essberger. The order includes options for an additional four vessels while the confirmed units are scheduled for delivery from mid-2023.
MAN Energy Solutions’ scope of supply for each shipset certified by Finnish/Swedish 1A ice class comprises:
- 1 × MAN 6L35/44DF diesel/gas-electric propulsion system, including GVU and plant equipment
- 1 × Renk gearbox RSVL-1100 including one primary-PTO/PTH/PTI
- 1 × MAN Alpha CP propulsion system including AT 3000 propulsion controls
- 1 × MAN HyProp ECO - AKA integrated electric system consisting of shaft machine, frequency converter, bow-thruster motor and related AC switchboard enabling tailored modes of operation.
MAN Energy Solutions will provide the solution in association with Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), in which it has a 40% stake. AKA specialises in power supply, energy management and drive systems for marine applications.
Johan J. Isaksen, Director Ship Management, John T. Essberger, said: “As a pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers, our business is built upon continuous investment in the business and maintaining a state-of-the-art fleet, which is what this order represents.
Dejan Golub, New Building Manager, John T. Essberger, said: “This MAN propulsion system allows for a straightforward system integration that will make these newbuildings among the most efficient and low-emission in their class.”
Lex Nijsen, Vice President and Head of Marine Europe, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “We worked hard to build the case that a fully-integrated MAN solution built around the MAN HyPropECO system would better fulfill the owner’s requirements in terms of increasing energy efficiency and are very glad to have won this order. The scope of supply also matches MAN Energy Solutions’ desire to increasingly become a supplier of complete solutions.”
Jason Aspin, CEO Aspin Kemp & Associates, said “We are very excited that the client, Essberger, has chosen this integrated solution developed though an early supplier involvement and a collaborative design effort, leading to higher efficiency and lower emissions, which are cornerstones of AKA’s design philosophy.”
The order pursues a fleet renewal with newbuilds that can increase energy efficiency by 30%. The new ships will be operated by E&S Tankers, a joint venture between Essberger and Stolt Nielsen. In 2020, John T. Essberger announced plans to invest significantly in a new fleet of modern ships to trade within their core trades: Northwest Europe, Baltic and the Mediterranean.
The Essberger HyProp ECO system offers a tailor-made solution where the electric equipment focuses on efficiency and flexibilty. Core components, like the converter unit, are designed to be used in multiple ways, such as for operating the PTO when the propeller runs on the combinator curve, but also to drive the bow-thruster or to supply the ship with shore-power. The system also offers an emergency propulsion mode with the same converter used as PTH starter. This intelligent layout enables all components to be kept as small as possible. Similarly, integrated bypasses avoid losses in the power electronics when not in use.
The German Maritime Energy Transition
The new vessels will be optimised in terms of hull design and equipment, resulting in a significantly improved energy efficiency of at least 30% and will have the ability to use a shore-power connection during cargo operations.
The newbuilding project is being subsidised by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as part of the implementation of the German government’s Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MKS).
About John T. Essberger
John T. Essberger is a pioneer of purpose-built parcel tankers and is today one of Europe’s leading operators of such tankers, as well as operating Dry Cargo and Ship Management Divisions.