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New fuels for shipping make business more complicated for engine developers

With the introduction of green fuels in shipping, the number of different engine types for ships is growing. Reuse of technical solutions will be important for engine developers such as MAN.

Brian Østergaard Sørensen, Head of Two-Stroke Research & Development, MAN Energy Solutions. | Photo: MAN Energy Solutions

Reuse of components and technology is more important than ever for engine developers such as MAN Energy Solutions, which is particularly known for developing two-stroke engines for the shipping industry.

The reason is the green transformation, which presupposes a transition within shipping to sustainable fuels, and this means that MAN Energy Solutions and other developers of ship engines such as Finnish Wärtsilä will have to introduce new engines for the green fuels.

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