A powerful portfolio: MAN B&W two-stroke propulsion engines
Full range of MAN B&W two-stroke propulsion engines
Discover the potential and variety of our two-stroke engines.
High power combined with high efficiency: Our two-stroke engines
MAN B&W ME-C
More compact than others, our ME-C engines with electronic controls serve up a host of advantages. You can look forward to superior performance parameters, fully integrated electronic control as well as the necessary fuel injection pressure and rate shaping at any load. Plus the ME-C engine can be retrofitted for alternative fuels such as methanol, LPG, LNG or ethane.
- Engine speed: rpm to 56 – 167
- Output: 4,350 – 82,440 kW at L1
MAN B&W ME-GI
The ME-GI engine impresses with low operating costs and the highest thermal efficiency on the market. Because of its negligible methane slip, low GHG, and reduced CO2 emissions, it is the most environmentally friendly technology available. By the optional use of fuel oil or LNG, it represents a highly efficient, flexible, propulsion-plant solution.
- Engine speed: rpm to 56 – 167
- Output: 4,350 – 82,440 kW at L1
MAN B&W ME-GIE
The technology of the ME-GIE is based on our successful ME-GI engine. This engine can be operated with ethane as well as LNG – which makes it a good choice and especially lucrative for Ethane carriers. This engine offers very competitive fuel oil and gas consumption, plus operational stability and efficiency due to the diesel principle.
- Engine speed: 62 – 127 rpm
- Output: 8,300 – 29,120 kW at L1
MAN B&W ME-GA
The ME-GA engine is the latest addition to our dual fuel portfolio. Methane is admitted during the compression stroke, which allows for a lower supply pressure compared to other dual fuel engines. This is especially advantageous for vessels with large amounts of boil-off gas, like LNG carriers. The ME-GA engine is Tier III compliant in gas mode, and offers minimal installation and operating costs.
- Engine speed: rpm to 66 – 91
- Output: 10,400 – 16,980 kW at L1
MAN B&W ME-LGIM
Our ME-LGIM is a dual fuel engine which is characterized by its high efficiency. One of the advantages: It runs on methanol – the cost-effective and innovative marine fuel of today and tomorrow. Why? It’s biodegradable and burns clean, it is reasonable to modify storage and infrastructure, and it significantly reduces SOx, NOx, CO2 and particulate matter.
- Engine speed: 79 – 117 rpm
- Output: 8,600 – 16,020 kW at L1
MAN B&W ME-LGIP
Our ME-LGIP is the only dual-fuel engine on the market that lets you switch between HFO, MGO and LPG fuels without any loss of power or efficiency. It also ensures long-term reliability - with very minimal maintenance requirements. The low operational costs as well as the simple retrofit solution are particularly convincing.
- Engine speed: 62 - 167 rpm
- Output: 4,350 – 29,120 kW at L1
Always an optimal choice
The MAN Energy Solutions two-stroke portfolio delivers the highest performance and efficiency across all engine types.
MAN B&W two-stroke engines from the 30 to 95 cm bore sizes have a total power range from 3,200 kW to 82,440 measured at L1. With a vast range of different fuel injection concepts from traditional fuel oils, to gaseous and liquid gasses, MAN ensures that you have your future fuel strategy covered.
All MAN B&W engines follow the same naming convention and seemingly random engine names actually carry a lot of useful information.
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
Make a choice
A two-stroke tool for supporting the negotiations between the yard, engine maker, and the customer.
MAN LGIP Product Posterpdf, 507 KB
MAN LGIP Factsheet 2021pdf, 449 KB
Pump Vaporizer Unit for LNG and ethanepdf, 4719 KB
MAN Direct Salespdf, 1296 KB
MAN B&W ME-GApdf, 620 KB
Marine engine programme 2021pdf, 17127 KB
MAN B&W ME-LGIPpdf, 1258 KB
Dual-fuel conversion for two-stroke applicationspdf, 1262 KB
Efficiency improvementspdf, 4409 KB
Basic principles of ship propulsionpdf, 6766 KB
MAN B&W ME-LGIP dual-fuel enginespdf, 2012 KB
Whatever your vessel, we have a fuel solution that fitspdf, 1575 KB
Fuel from Waste: Volkswagen Powers Car Freighters with Used Oil from Restaurants
The Volkswagen Group continues to force the pace of climate protection: in future, Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. The fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food industry. The first car freighter was re-fuelled for the first time with this oil in mid-November 2020 and a second ship is due to follow at the beginning of 2021.
“We are the first automaker to make widespread use of this fuel. This way, we reuse waste oil in an environmentally compatible way. With 85% lower CO2 emissions than with conventional fossil fuels, the contribution to climate protection is enormous,” says Thomas Zernechel, Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics.
For European shipments, Volkswagen Group Logistics continuously charters two vessels which carry up to 3,500 vehicles on a route from Emden via Dublin (Ireland), Santander (Spain) and Setubal (Portugal) back to Emden about 50 times per year. In the course of their journeys, they carry about 250,000 new vehicles of the AUDI, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands every year.
The two ships, which are both 180 metres long, are each powered by an MAN marine diesel engine with more than 19,000 PS (14,220 kW). In future, the two ships are to be refueled at sea off the coast of Vlissingen (Netherlands) with alternative fuel supplied by the Dutch company GoodFuels. This way, the CO2 emissions of the two conventional vessels along their route will be reduced by more than 85% – from over 60,000 to about 9,000 tonnes per year. In addition, sulphur oxide emissions will be almost completely avoided.
This change is part of a strategy to make Group Logistics even greener: another element is the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power car freighters. These vessels travel between Europe, North America and Latin America. Furthermore, all rail shipments in Germany with DB Cargo are being changed over to eco-power. “This way, Volkswagen Group Logistics is helping the Group achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050,” says Zernechel.