As a result of market demand, MAN Energy Solutions Two-Stroke Business Unit has developed a low-pressure gas engine as a supplement to its existing dual-fuel ME-GI engine.
The new gas engine will prioritise low-pressure dual-fuel to compliment MAN Energy Solutions present portfolio of solutions. The company aims to complete the development of the new engine during the first half of 2022.
“The low-pressure engine will fill a gap within our portfolio. It will act as a companion to our high-pressure ME-GI engine, which will continue to be the most attractive solution within many market segments. Our mature two-stroke, dual-fuel technology has become the de-facto industry standard and accumulated over 280 confirmed sales along with 500,000 operational hours. Going forward, we want to further expand our reach within the general market for gas engines,” said Bjarne Foldager, senior vice president, head of two-stroke business at MAN Energy Solutions.
MAN Energy Solutions says that the introduction of the low-pressure engine is filling a gap within its portfolio akin to how its ME-LGIP engine – introduced in 2018 – added LPG to its roster, further broadening the list of liquid fuels its MELGI (-Liquid Gas Injection) engine can exploit.