Natural gas – the fuel of the future
Augsburg-based manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines and turboma-chinery, MAN Diesel & Turbo, has received an order from the Norwegian shipyard Bergen Group Fosen for a total of 14 large-bore diesel engines. MAN Diesel & Turbo will be supplying eight main engines and six auxiliary engines together with two gearboxes from MAN subsidiary Renk AG for the construction of two new ferries. The engines will initially be operated with conventional fuel, and then from 2016, switched to operation with eco-friendly natural gas.
The car ferries, which offer the comfort of a cruise liner, will be in daily use from 2012 on routes between Denmark and Norway, carrying up to 1,500 …