MAN Energy Solutions signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsui E&S and Mitsui OSK
[By:Â MAN Energy Solutions]
MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsui E&S Machinery Co., Ltd. (MES-M) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) regarding the low speed main engine fueled with ammonia that MAN Energy Solutions is currently developing.
The MoU provides for keeping MOL and MES-M informed of MAN Energy Solutions’ progress in this regard, with the ultimate intention of creating the basis for a more detailed Letter of Intent (LOI) leading to a real purchase contract for an ammonia combustion device. engine in 2023.
The signatories of the memorandum were: Yoshihiko Sugimoto, General Manager of Technical Division, Technology Innovation Unit, Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. ; Yusuke Sakimoto, General Manager, General Manager Diesel Engine Division, Mitsui E&S Machinery Co., Ltd. ; and for MAN Energy Solutions: Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke; and Brian Ãstergaard SÃ¸rensen, vice president, responsible for research and development, Two-Stroke.
SÃ¸rensen said: âThis memorandum underscores our mutual commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of shipping and underlines our ambition to secure a path to net zero-emission ocean-going vessels. At the same time, it shows one of the paths towards decarbonisation for the shipping industry as a whole. “
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