ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines

ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines
The A265-L turbocharger

ABB’s A200-L turbochargers will be used on MAN Energy Solutions’ 5G70ME-C10.5-GA engines destined for six LNG carriers.

The 174,000m3 vessels have been ordered by four shipowners including Korea Line Corp, PAN Ocean, Knutsen OAS and JP Morgan, under a long-term charter agreement with Shell.

The turbochargers will be used on MAN’s low-pressure dual-fuel two-stroke engines, ME-GA. The engine offers LNG carriers and other vessels an alternative way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and minimise air pollution at lower capital cost. The gas-fuelled engine can also operate on synthetic or biomass-derived LNG as it becomes available, either for full use or as part of a fuel blend, further reducing climate impact.

The A100/A200-L series by ABB is an advanced single-stage turbocharger technology for two-stroke engines. It uses the latest thermodynamic and aerodynamic expertise to pack the highest pressure ratios and efficiency currently available into a compact unit. The small footprint also translates into a lower cost of ownership as spare parts are smaller and more economical and the turbocharger itself is easier to handle for servicing.

ABB Turbocharging will also provide turbochargers for the auxiliary engines on each vessel.