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MAN: Slow steaming predominant retrofit focus

The majority of retrofit projects performed by MAN Diesel & Turbo are about equipment for slow steaming and the need does not seem to wane in the coming years, the Danish Head of Product Management, Christian Rudbech Simonsen tells ShippingWatch.

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In MAN Diesel & Turbo, slow steaming is more than just a buzz word. As it is, slow steaming almost accounts for the majority of the work in the retrofit department and MAN expects that this situation will continue for many years.

“At the moment, almost the majority of our retrofit projects are related to slow steaming. We also perform some other optimizations but our predominant focus for the last couple of years has been on slow steaming. We are constantly contacted with needs of answering these problems as even a small decrease of 1 or 2 grams of consumed fuel in different places saves an extreme amount of money when looking at it from the carriers’ viewpoint”, Head of Product Management, Christian R. Simonsen tells ShippingWatch.

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