MAN Rollo ‘Cleans Up the Ship’ with Environmentally Friendly LNG Engines
ZOETERMEER, 13 January 2016 – MAN Rollo has been supplying diesel and gas engines to the industrial and marine sectors for over a hundred years. Today, the company is also active in solutions that use LNG as fuel in marine applications. For instance, MAN Rollo has developed three 480 ekW gas generator sets for the environmentally friendly ferry MS Helgoland, which was recently taken into service.
MAN Rollo supplied the gas generator sets to the Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany, where the ferry was built for shipping company Cassen Eils. The ship provides a ferry service between the northern German city of Cuxhaven and the island of Helgoland in the North Sea all year round. The 79-metre-long ferry can accommodate a thousand passengers and is entirely built according to the ‘Blue Angel’ environmental standards. The MS Helgoland is the first new ship in Germany that uses LNG (liquid natural gas) as a fuel. As a result, soot particles are largely eliminated, and NOx and CO2 emissions are significantly reduced.
‘Our generator sets serve as auxiliary generators and can also be used as boost power for the main propulsion system,’ says MAN Rollo Sales Manager Karel Schuurman. ‘We have used the new factory-developed MAN E3262 LE222 gas engines for the sets, which are perfectly in line with the environmental objectives of the client. They were developed on the basis of the lean-burn combustion process and are 100% gas-powered. The generator sets are also fully compliant with the requirements of the classification society DNV-GL.’
Partly due to the contribution of MAN Rollo, the MS Helgoland has been operating smoothly and error-free since the christening of the ship. ‘The customer is especially pleased with the load response of our engines,’ says Karel Schuurman. ‘We have the people, resources, knowledge and experience to play a leading role in the LNG market for marine engines and maritime applications. This first success motivates us to become even more active in this growing market.’
MAN Rollo LNG Cruise 2016
On 9 and 10 June, MAN Rollo organises the MAN Rollo LNG Cruise 2016 on the MS Helgoland. More information will soon be published on www.manrollo.com.
Would you like to know more about LNG engines for ships or would you like to register for the event? Call Karel Schuurman personally at number +31 (0)6 12210763 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call (+31 (0)79 3683683) or mail the sales department (email@example.com).