MAN Engines introduces first hydrogen dual fuel engine for workboats


Prepared by

Nick Blenkey

CTV Hydrocat 48 is 1st vessel powered by MAM hydrogen twin gas V12 engines

Person Engines reports that it has place its to start with two twin gasoline hydrogen-run engines for work boats into serial procedure. The two twelve-cylinder Guy D2862 LE448, diesel engine each individual have an output of 749 kW (1,019 hp) at 2,100 rpm.

The reduced-emission engines will be applied in the world’s first hydrogen-driven crew transfer vessel (CTV), the Hydrocat 48 operated by Windcat Workboats, which is owned by Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), very long an advocate of hydrogen as a maritime gas.

The engines are IMO Tier III-certified and geared up with a selective catalytic reduction exhaust gas aftertreatment program. Both of those V12 engines have been ready for twin gasoline procedure by Gentleman Engines, and supplemented with a hydrogen injection program by growth associate CMB Tech.

Engine room of vessel with hydrogen dual fuel engine
Hydrocat 48 motor space

“What’s specific about our technologies is that we use a conventional diesel engine, which does not require to be optimized for hydrogen,” claims Werner Kübler, head of growth at Man Engines, which is section of Person Truck and Bus SE. “A established V12 marine motor is thus made use of in which hydrogen is launched into the demand air by way of an adapter and is additional to the combustion cycle. The combustion method is thus started out according to the diesel basic principle, which involves the injection of approx. 5% of diesel gasoline. The diesel gas typical rail injection parameters have been optimized below for twin fuel procedure.

“MAN Engines has extensive-standing expertise in the advancement of fuel-preserving and trusted diesel engines, such as for function boats,” adds Kübler. “Building on this practical experience, we were being also equipped to achieve the very best use values in twin fuel operation, and assure the very same operating conduct as shown by diesel procedure at whole load. At the similar time, we also decrease CO2 emissions by way of the use of hydrogen by an typical of approx. 50%, and even up to 80% as a peak worth.”

A further more advantage of making use of the standard but complex diesel motor is the familiarity and simplicity of maintenance and support, suggests Male Engines. In addition, pure diesel operation can continue on with out interruption if the hydrogen provide is exhausted.

In addition to the hydrogen dual gasoline engines Guy Engines’ methods contributing to CO2 reduction includ the “MAN Clever HYBRID Experience” hybrid system. or engines for fuel/electric powered drives, to lead to CO2 reduction and sustainable shipping.

“By starting up with twin fuel combustion engines, we can make hydrogen engineering operational in the business and kick-start out even more growth of the engineering, regulation, offer chain, etc.,” says Willem van der Wel, handling director of Windcat Workboats.

V12 dual fuel hydrogen engine
V12 engines have been ready for dual gas operation by Guy Engines, and supplemented with a hydrogen injection system by advancement associate CMB Tech.