MAN Diesel Group underlines wide capabilties

(PresseBox) ( Augsburg, )
MAN Diesel's exhibits on Stand A3.200 at SMM 2006 underline its propulsion and power generation capabilities for a wide spectrum of vessel types as well as its expanding after-sales activities under the new MAN Diesel PrimeServ brand.

A highlight is the 32/44 CR, MAN Diesel's first all electronic four-stroke employing the company's own common rail system with pressure controlled injectorsas standard equipment. First orders for the 32/44 CR are in house, illustrating the market's ready appreciation of the economic and emissions benefits of common rail.

On the two-stroke side, pistons and valves from the K98ME-C engine, designed by MAN Diesel in Copenhagen and currently the highest output diesel available, symbolise how MAN Diesel power is keeping pace with ever bigger tankers, bulkers and, particularly, container ships.

The MAN Diesel turbocharger business is exhibiting its own response to this same upward spiral with the running gear of its new TCA88-25 device. This uprated version of the established TCA88-20 features a revised compressor design, enabling only three TCA88-25 units to turbocharge MAN Diesel's top of the range 12K98ME-C two-stroke.

The MAN Diesel PrimeServ brand unites all aftermarket activities under a single banner, and a central theme will be its expanding network of high-quality, readily accessible service centres - since PrimeServ's early 2006 launch, five new branches at Houston, Los Angeles, Dubai, Guangzhou and Mumbai have already started operations. Also on display is a vital cornerstone of PrimeServ strategy: customer qualification in the service and maintenance of MAN Diesel engines at the worldwide network of MAN Diesel Academies.

Complementary themes will be presentations on the new 1000kW per cylinder 51/60 DF dual-fuel four-stroke for LNG carriers, and a strong emphasis on MAN Diesel's offshore sector successes. The MAN Diesel reference list of offshore applications is growing rapidly and represented at SMM by a propeller and hub from a complete propulsion system. Along with four-stroke engines from Germany and Denmark, finely tuned engine, reduction gear and propeller packages from Frederikshavn, Denmark are gaining ground in vessels like PSV's and FPSO's.

The stand is completed by two a virtual exhibits. MAN Diesel's design support capabilities are demonstrated in a 3-D film on a project to install a 58/64 main engine and 32/40 auxiliary in a tanker. An interactive ME engine simulator enables visitors to experience the dynamic response, emissions and fuel consumption behaviour of a powerful ME two-stroke with advanced electronic fuel injection technology.
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