Global energy demands continue to rise year after year as existing oil reservoirs become depleted and the search for replacements spreads to deeper parts of the ocean, requiring massive investment costs. A general change in energy politics has nuclear and coal power losing popularity while gas from the US and Middle-East is emerging as a viable alternative.

Political instability has also encouraged countries to develop an energy policy that makes them more independent from pipeline supplies. In this scenario, the shipping of natural gas by LNG carrier is an obvious solution.

Modern LNG tankers require highly reliable propulsion systems with excellent service support as engine availability is critical. Sailing globally through environmentally sensitive waters demands low engine emissions while operational safety of the propulsion system is paramount.

Solutions

MAN Diesel & Turbo offers highly reliable, efficient, proven propulsion systems that comply with all modern emission legislation when sailing in environmentally sensitive areas and which meet the strict safety requirements that LNG carriers operate under.

We offer dual-fuel engines that are geared towards operating on boil-off gas derived from a carrier’s LNG payload and our diesel-electric engine solutions offer a high degree of redundancy.

A wider range of services and automated systems has increased the demand for electricity on board ships. Our complete generating sets secure reliable and economical power generation and distribution. Modern auxiliary engines run on the same high-viscosity fuel grades as the main engines to maximize economy. Overall installation costs can be minimised by using compact modular fuel treatment systems, available in standard sizes.

We also offer a comprehensive, service network in the form of MAN PrimeServ. PrimeServ is a service organisation with a global reach and contactable 24/7 to maximize engine availability. As a part of its service offerings, PrimeServ offers optional online services for optimized maintenance planning.