Risky MAN project with ammonia engine echoed in the market

MAN Energy Solutions took a chance when the company decided to develop a ship engine powered by green ammonia. No one knew if there would be customers for such an engine, as ammonia as a fuel still lies in the future, manager tells ShippingWatch.

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When MAN Energy Solutions – a leading ship engine developer – publicly announced the company would develop an ammonia-powered engine, the project garnered unexpectedly great attention in the shipping industry.

MAN has over 20 years of experience developing diesel engines for alternative fuels, but ammonia apparently hit a nerve in shipping.

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