MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) is currently experiencing a record order-intake within the cruise ship business.
In the first eight months of this year, MAN has won orders to fit seven new cruise ships with engines, plus exhaust gas treatment systems.
In total, the orders represent almost 300 MW of installed power for cruise ships ranging in size from 50,000 to around 140,000 gt, and running on fuel types from HFO to LNG. Deliveries are scheduled from end-2019 to 2022.
Sokrates Tolgos – MAN’s Head of Cruise Sales & Tendering, said: “These orders demonstrate in a nutshell MAN’s capability to provide state-of-the-art, efficient engine technology along with emission-reducing solution packages regardless of the fuel type preferred by the customer.”
The engine technology and emission-reduction concepts ordered cover a wide range of MAN’s solution portfolio for the marine business – from type 32/44CR engines with fully electronic common-rail injection systems, capable of operating on HFO, to dual-fuel type 51/60DF engines that enable the use of both LNG and oil-based fuels.
The orders also include MAN’s propietary NOx-reducing SCR systems, as well as closed-loop-type wet scrubbers sourced from MAN partners.
Lex Nijsen, Head of 4-stroke marine, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “The growth in order intake is very gratifying as system technologies that help our customers to increase the efficiency of their plants and reduce emissions play a central role in our business. We plan to continue this growth by making increasing use of our capabilities as an integrated system supplier, which we have built up over the past few years.”