MAN, ABB cooperate on propulsion concept for LNGCs
MAN Energy Solutions and ABB have signed an agreement regarding the development of a next-generation, dual-fuel, electric+ (DFE+) propulsion concept for LNG carriers (LNGCs), MAN said on September 26.
The DFE+ concept features the MAN 49/60DF engine and ABB’s Dynamic AC (DAC) technology. MAN said that the technology aims to deliver the operational flexibility shipowners need to cut carbon footprints as well as fuel bills for LNGCs.
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The scope of the collaboration covers a joint concept study between the partners sharing technical data, and discussing interfaces and system integration.
The new MAN/ABB DFE+ concept comprises variable-speed operating engines (gensets) over the entire engine load and better efficiency with a significant reduction of methane slip over the entire engine map, MAN said.