MAN ES hits 1,000-mark for Tier III treatment orders for low-speed engines

MAN Energy Solutions’ Two-Stroke Business has announced that it has surpassed 1,000 orders for secondary-measure, Tier III-compliant, emission-reduction technology for its portfolio of MAN B&W-branded, low-speed engines. 

Around a quarter of the orders have been for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems, with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems accounting for the remainder. EGR prevents the formation of NOx by controlling the combustion process, while SCR uses a catalyst and an additive to reduce the NOx generated by the combustion process.

The milestone was passed in early-January 2021 and is built upon references from the company’s portfolio of ME-B, ME-C and MC-C fuel-oil engines. In a statement issued yesterday (11 February), the company said that almost half of all the orders have entered active service.

Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, commented: ‘This is a notable milestone that is built on the know-how we have amassed over the past decade or so. Our fully-mature EGR and SCR systems not only achieve Tier III NOx-compliance, but also deliver performance upgrades for engines in terms of increased fuel efficiency and lower, general emissions. As such, our ability to treat a ship as a complete system gives us a clear market advantage that enables us to prioritise environmental considerations.’

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor