GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
  • LNG engines and digital power optimization
  • The company's environmentally friendly solutions are also cutting clients' costs by driving down fuel consumption
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:   MaK Middle East LLC, established in Dubai in 2017 as the factory direct parts and service arm of parent Caterpillar Motoren has announced the next level of MaK branded eco-friendly and fuel efficient maritime propulsion system with its industry-leading LNG engines. Relying on Caterpillar's many years of experience with gas as a fuel for land based power, MaK dual-fuel marine engines have successfully penetrated the maritime market, driving the industry's adoption of gas technology.
 
Alan Naisby, Managing Director of MaK Middle East and MaK Asia said, “After much deliberation by shipping companies, LNG is now regarded as a bridge technology. Caterpillar's known history of research and development with dual-fuel technology has allowed us to transfer much of our know-how to marine engines. Together with the IMO's mandate for reduction in global emission limit on the seas, these have been the key drivers in the success of our LNG-fueled MaK engines.”
 
Growing population
 
Caterpillar Motoren's addition of dual-fuel engines to its portfolio of MaK marine diesel engines was in the works even prior to MaK Middle East's inception as a regional service provider. With Caterpillar Motoren initially designing, manufacturing and supplying one of its patented VM 46 DF (dual fuel) engines to both the AIDAprima and AIDAperla cruise ships, this laid the groundwork to fully power the next generation of cruise ships including AIDAnova with 4 x VM 46 DF (dual fuel) engines, making that vessel the first in the world able to operate solely on LNG, drawing fuel from onboard tanks. Currently there are nine cruise ships on order to be delivered with MaK dual-fuel engines.
 
Naisby stated, “In the cruise ship application, the 4 x VM 46 DF (dual fuel) engines provide 53,150 HP using computer-controlled fuel injection technology to enhance fuel economy. They also drastically reduce emissions given their ability to emit virtually no soot or sulfur oxides and far less NOx and CO2 than those that burn diesel. In the increasingly emissions-sensitive cruiseship market segment these engine characteristics have led to some 37% of new cruise ships on order being designed with VM 46 DF (dual fuel) engines”
 
He further added, “The appeal of our LNG-powered engines includes their ability to start and run on gas versus diesel, meaning ships can leave the dock or harbor in cleaner-burning mode. Additionally, the ability to operate on gas for extended periods in low load when only a fraction of the full power of the engine is required. These are both key features for cruise lines operating in heavily populated or environmentally sensitive areas.”
 
Due in large part to its eco-friendly solutions, the MaK brand has been established as one of the top engine brands in the medium-speed propulsion market globally. The MaK M 46 DF (dual fuel) based propulsion unit comes as an in-line engine with six to nine cylinders and as a V-engine with 12 to 16 cylinders. Moreover, the MaK product line also includes the M 34 DF (dual fuel) engine, the M 20 C, M 25 C, M 32 C and M 43 C MDO/HFO propulsion engines and related marine generator sets that can be used in all commercial marine applications.
 
Technological Excellence
 
While Caterpillar Marine's product offering of green MaK solutions has effectively allowed the company to improve emissions and its clients' fuel consumption, system design technology has also played a major role in this area. Its hybrid propulsion system, comprising of MTA 628 azimuth thrusters and full electrical integration, mode selection and automation, allows vessels to operate mechanically, electrically or as a combination of both. This has served as a solution to make zero-emissions operation possible in tug and offshore applications.
 
In addition to decreasing fuel consumption, Caterpillar Motoren's technological expertise also ensures lower emissions, optimal maintenance, increased reliability and a reduction in overall costs. Naisby commented saying, “When it comes to clean, efficient, environmentally friendly operation, the cruise industry is leading the way. MaK Middle East and parent Caterpillar Motoren are proud to play a role in making more sustainable shipping a reality.”



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5746 times
Posted on : Monday, June 24, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dex Secures in Principle Approval for Crypto Asset Exchange From Adgm's Financial Services Regulator
Next Story : Visa Prevents Approximately $25 Billion in Fraud Using Artificial Intelligence
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
'Tis the Season to Be Glamorous - Beauty Essentials from GlamBeaute.com!
Holiday Hair-Styling Essentials from VIERRO
Chloé's Iconic “Carlina” Sunglasses In a Precious New Interpretation
Luxe Beauty Gifts for your Loved Ones this Festive Season
Your Holiday Gift Guide for Her
Homegrown Jewellery Brand Sumaya Bakkar Collections Curated Festive Gift List
New year, New You with Lunette
Uncovering the Beauty of Mechanics'
Weather-proof your hair with HASK
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival.
The Real Secret to 10 Years Younger: Argan Face Oil
Eberhard & Co. and the new “Quadrifoglio Verde” chronograph, dedicated to the p...
OMEGA Celebrates The New James Bond Watch in New York
Retrograde Fusion'
Mouawad and the Miss Universe Organization Unveil the Miss Universe Power of Uni...
Berkan Steakhouse Launches in Dubai
Cole Haan Makes Its Debut at Sole Dxb 2019 Showcasing Footwear Collaborations
Dubai Festival City Mall Visitors In for A Jolly Festive Season Like No Other in...
Dubai Cares' Volunteers bring hope to children in remote village in Senegal
Emotional and highly dynamic: the design of the MINI John Cooper Works GP.
NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholar
Best Menswear Items
Love Your Skin Better with Sukin® Skincare
Customs World inks MoU with Indonesia to roll out World Logistics Passport
Statement Cardigans
DP World joins forces with Dubai Cares in giving a new facelift to Umm Al Qura S...
Pure Gold Jewellers opens new store in Nakheel Mall
Reuben Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat Win 2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon
GROHE received the “Red Dot: Brand of the Year”
Al Qemzi Claims Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Pole With Brilliant Surge
Hyundai's all-new 2020 Sonata now available in the UAE
Team Abu Dhabi's F2 world champion rounds off brilliant campaign with historic w...
Truesteam™ Technology by Lg is Setting A New Standard for Hygiene
Set Up Stylish Outdoor Spaces with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor
Foreo Cements Its Position as One of the 10 Most Popular Beauty Brands on the Planet
Air Cargo Peak Season off to Slow Start, Annual Demand down 3.5% in October
1247 Media joins du to offer free unlimited WiFi UAE data to RTA taxi users
Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative
Annual DIAC Conference examines impact of UAE Arbitration Law
World Muslim Communities Council hosts first International Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi
Emiratis and expats set off to a two-week Camel Trek across the UAE desert
Botb - Short Film Fest is Back on Popular Demand
EASA extends Part 145 certification of SriLankan Engineering
Abu Dhabi Airports awards retail spaces at Midfield Terminal to Lulu Group
Pre-school launches initiative encouraging children to stay hydrated
Dubai Chamber-led advisory council outlines plans to boost economic competitiveness
'Herman Miller and DIDI announce the winners of the ‘Ergo Chair - Student Design...
ENEC welcomes visit by senior Emiratis to headquarters in Abu Dhabi
3rd Saudi Maritime Congress announced for March 2020
Give a cat a loving home