MAN ES to keep Mitsui and MOL updated on ammonia-powered engine development

by 21, Oct, 2021Innovation, Maritime 4.00 comments

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui E&S Machinery (MES-M) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) regarding the low-speed, ammonia-fueled main engine that MAN Energy Solutions is currently developing.

The MoU provides for keeping MOL and MES-M updated on MAN Energy Solutions’ progress in this regard, with the ultimate intention of creating the basis for a more detailed Letter of Intent leading to an actual purchasing contract for an ammonia-burning engine during 2023.

The signatories of the memorandum were: Yoshihiko Sugimoto, general manager technical division, technology innovation unit, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines; Yusuke Sakimoto, executive officer, general manager of diesel engine division, Mitsui E&S Machinery.; and for MAN Energy Solutions: Bjarne Foldager, senior vice president and head of two-stroke; and Brian Østergaard Sørensen, vice president, head of research and development, two-stroke.