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Navigating valuable cargo through tough waters  

As some of the largest vessels sailing the seas today, tankers experience extremely harsh conditions while transporting a wide range of goods around the world. But those aren’t the only challenges these massive ships face.

Efficient, versatile solutions are key for modern tankers

Tankers are designed to transport specific types of cargo and therefore meet special requirements

Tankers vary in size from small, local coastal tankers to ULCC (ultra large crude carriers), which are among the largest ships in the oceans today. They are designed for the specific needs of their freight and transport route with draft usually limited by the depth of the harbor or straights along the preferred shipping route. These workhorses need to perform in the toughest conditions, delivering their valuable cargo safely without spills or accidents. Tankers frequently sail in environmentally sensitive areas subject to strict NOx, SOx, and particulate emission requirements. They need durable yet efficient engines and propulsion systems to keep them sailing strong while staying within these limits.

Tankers must reduce emissions in order to fulfill EEDI phase 2 from 2020 (20% reduction) and EEDI phase 3 from 2025 (30% reduction). This goal can be achieved by means of MAN’s wide range of solutions.

MAN B&W two-stroke engines: The perfect fit for your tanker 

Our solutions for modern cargo vessels

Our engines are manufactured by a family of licensees, mainly based in Asia, and serve a variety of marine applications and segments. Two-stroke engines are the reliable and preferred choice for the propulsion of ocean-going merchant vessels, such as your tanker.

Our electronically controlled ME engines offer countless advantages such as optimized fuel and lube oil consumption, as well as improved low-load operation – based on the many decades of success enjoyed by their mechanically controlled predecessors.

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Powerful, strong and reliable: MAN B&W two-stroke engines for your tanker

With the introduction of the ME-GI gas injection engine, we have begun a new chapter in diesel history, from which your merchant ship in particular will benefit. ME-GI – a highly efficient, flexible propulsion solution – offers ship owners the option of using fuel oil or gas, depending on price and availability, which therefore makes it the optimal choice for tankers or merchant fleets.

In addition to the ME-GI gas injection engine, our ME-LGI engine with liquid gas injection is a popular choice for modern cargo vessels: The ME-LGI is impressive because it can be operated with fuels with a low flash point and low sulfur content, such as LPG and methanol.



Explore our interactive marine propulsion systems

Click here to access our Interactive Product Experience and see how MAN marine products enable a ship to operate on sea efficiently and reliably. Each of the products shown have their own key features displayed in 3D and explained. Explore our two-stroke main engine, GenSets, turbocharger, CP propeller and control system and our innovative digital offering “PrimeServ Assist”.
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MAN PrimeServ protects your energy assets from day one

Whether you feed energy into the grid or satisfy a localized demand, on land or at sea, our technicians provide what you need – where and when you need it, ensuring the availability, flexibility, and profitability of your plant. 

How you benefit: 

  • Fast, reliable and expert customer support  
  • Prompt delivery of OEM spare parts 
  • Bespoke O&M contracts 
  • Global service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year  
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Looking for a more efficient and environmentally friendly solution? Want to boost performance and reliability?

Our global network of experienced engineers is happy to design the perfect-fit solution for you and your business. Start your engines now and reach out to us today.

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158.000 DWT Suezmax Tanker 

Shipyard country:Korea
Completion:August 2020
Fuel:HFO with open loop SOx scrubber
MAN's work scope:
  • MAN B&W 6G70ME-C9.5 engine Tier III HS EGRBP
  • MAN TCA77
  • MAN ETB40
  • 3 x MAN 6L21/31 GenSet
  • 3 x MAN TCR18 

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